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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 66 - Winter 1989 / 90
Shed Noticeboard - U R R S T by Brian Amman
Outside work continues on the side of the underground cars facing south to bring up the exterior paintwork to a good even condition by rubbing down, rust treatment as required, and applying two undercoats and then two top coats of LT train red. This will give a good even colour that will not need attention for some time. At present the Society's car 54233 has been finished and the trailer car 013063 is half finished leaving 53028 still to be done. On 54233 the tripcock reset cord has been moved back to its original pre-1958 position on the headstock.
Over the previous winter two windows that had cracked were replaced and whilst they were out the opportunity was taken to restore the window frames, which are wooden, and clean, rust treat and paint the surrounding metal work.
Work has continued on the interior restoration of 54233 whilst keeping the interiors of the Trusts' cars, 013063 and 53028, reasonably smart for when visitors are walking through, Cerulean Blue being used lined with black.
Two frames for station names with roundels have been obtained and will be mounted by the steps up to the cars during the winter. Enamel station names can then be fixed in them for the summer.
Little work has taken place on either of the other two vehicles owned by the Trust, flat brake FB578 and flat wagon F329. The side boards have been removed from FB578 for restoration off site but it is not easy to reach this vehicle due to the local accumulation of firewood. The necessity to shunt the up yard recently gave the opportunity to test the air brakes of F329 courtesy of the big diesel, surprisingly they appeared to work perfectly without any sign of a leak.
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