Sunday, 26 April 2015

This month the toad has been moved into the goods shed for the roof to be fitted, so far all of the planks have been placed out and all but the sides have been screwed down as these required the edged being shaped. When this is completed the roof will be sanded making it flat for the traditional canvas to be fitted

The "down" side has been rubbed down again and touched up, when the roof is completed its going to be top coated for the final time outside.

The 2 end angles (1 each end) for the roof have been ordered and should arrive this week ready for drilling, all the canvas bits have also been ordered.

Andy has been busy making the brake linkage that goes between the hand brake nut and the operating shaft, this is 80% completed.

Both toads 68784 and 17464 were taken to Meadow Court crossing a few weeks back to see how 17464 runs i.e. no hot boxes and testing the vacuum, so far no problems.  68784 came as 17464 does not have a working hand brake yet.


HowardGWR said...

Good stuff. How did you get the blue effect in the photo? (I mean, it's brown, isn't it? :-) )

Avon Valley Railway Wagon Department said...

Howard, it’s a new livery we are trying, a mix of cream and BR blue! - seriously it is brown but the photo was taken with my phone, a mix of taking it facing the sun light and the internal lights in the goods shed gave it that effect.

Martin Creese said...

Afternoon . Hope all is well . I know it takes time and circumstances change but sorry to see no posts since 2015

Avon Valley Railway Wagon Department said...

Hi Martin, thanks for your message, it has been my aim to restart the blog at some point very soon, now I can access it again. It stopped due to a number of reasons, one was I felt there was not a lot of interest was out there for it as I did not get much feedback / comments etc, but the main one was a very negative comment made to the group by an individual at the AVR a while ago resulting in me taking a large step back. I can assure you the group is still very much active and the restoration work to a very high standard continues.