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Coach Restoration work pictures 2017

fitting the glass architrave in place Coach Windows

One window has been glazed and four more are in progress. Not surprisingly, no two windows are the same. It is necessary to rout out parts of the edge of the rebate so that the glass will fit in the window frames. Modern mastic products are being used in place of glaziers putty.

Left: window glass in position

Centre: window architrave fitted

Pictures by Roger Morris at MRT Butterley, 21 May 2017


where an open droplight rests droplight mechanism parts


Above: close–up 1

Left: where an open droplight rests

Below: close–up 2


droplight mechanism
Door windows are droplights, they open by dropping into the lower part of the door. Some of the door window furniture will need repairs.

When fully installed, the upper piece is spring loaded to press against the window, it also carries the ‘stud’ onto which the perforated strap holding the window partially open is placed.

Some wooden parts which form the internal door panels are missing. Replacement parts may be made rather than spending time in a possibly futile search for the originals.

Pictures by Roger Morris at MRT Butterley, 21 May 2017


coach side coach side
Windows are glazed with the outside frames fitted and sealed in place.
Door droplights and inner woodwork still to be fitted.
Pictures by Roger Morris at MRT Butterley, 19 August 2017


Coach Restoration work pictures for other years

These are now on separate pages:–
2013 and 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2018, 2019


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