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Live Wires 111, Spring 2013 reported:
The first part of Phase 1 is under way and MR-B are busy drilling the roof sheets which is a major task on its own and preparing them for fitting.
Live Wires 112, Summer 2013 reported:
Roof panels have been drilled and fitting has commenced. The visible underframe has been painted in preparation for the replacement of the running boards.
New roof panel
Pictures possibly from June 2013 with thanks to Alan Calladine, Midland Railway Trust Ltd
Coach side view
New roof panel
Painting before running board is attached.
|Left: Coach roof panels in position for fixing. Right: Current condition of 3rd class compartment.
Pictures by Robert England 29 September 2013.
|Component parts belonging to carriage 117 were retrieved from the Altrincham area and taken to MR–B in a hired van. They were transferred to the carriage.|
|Alan Calladine of MR-B has reported that limited progress has been made with the restoration, as staff at MR-B have had to attend to some urgent jobs over the last two months. However MR-B intend to restart work on our coach and the completion of the roof panels is the next job. The photograph, taken looking up to the roof, gives an idea of the sheer number of nuts and bolts needed just for one roof panel and multiplied by the total number of roof panels which have to be replaced then you can see this is a time consuming job. Sealant will be applied between the sheet and the frame first and this will also be applied between each sheet to seal each join but will start to make it look like a coach again. Once this is done work will start to look at other parts of the restoration.|
Picture thanks to Alan Calladine, Midland Railway Trust Ltd
Text by Robert England; Live Wires February 2014, No. 114
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