BR Mk1 SK No.25347 in the carriage workshop has now begun to see the first coats of paint applied to the fully repaired bodysides. I understand that the intended livery is to be BR lined maroon, to join the TSO saloon and brake coach recently outshopped in this livery, and will form a 3-coach Mk1 rake alongside the existing 4-coach Mk1 rake in BR ‘blood and custard’ livery.
The Wagon Group continue to make good working progress with several small tasks on 1961-built ply-bodied box van B786075. The chassis cleaning has continued, and the bodysides have received a skim of filler where required ready for painting. Yet more of the brake gear has been cleaned up and painted up to topcoat, with the bearing surfaces greased ready to be reinstalled back on the wagon. The curved roof strips have been added above the doors, and the roof has received a first application of bituminous roof coating, in an effort to extend its life for a few more years.