Tuesday 6th April
Not a huge amount to report this week.
A start was made last Wednesday by George B to re-paint the signal box steps at Winchcombe. An all metal structure in need of a bit of restoration. George had cleaned them up and got a coat of primer on.
So today, the two of us, John P and myself, set out to apply undercoat - the colour on the tin label said light grey undercoat but it turned out to be this rather garish green! Hopefully it should cover OK with the top coat- white handrails and black everywhere else.
Malcolm W has been continuing with the updating of the locking charts for all the signal boxes on the line. You can see from the next picture that it is a rather complicated arrangement with some locking bars hidden behind those on the front.
Should keep Malcolm occupied for a few days!
It is very important that the locking is correctly recorded so that future generations of S & T personnel can see how all this interlocking works. There are a lot of hidden rivets and screws behind some of the horizontal bars to which the locks are secured- this makes it difficult to see which locks are operated by which locking bar. A bit of slackening off is required to get a view.