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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

Shed Noticeboard - Compartment Affairs - Carriage and Wagon News

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Trevor Page - Elegance restored! Only the lining and lettering remains to be completed on LSWR perishables van No. 5025.


Work undertaken in the last couple of months has included the installation of light fittings, switches and associated mouldings in the two remaining compartments. Racks have been fitted throughout the vehicle and some mirrors have been installed. although more are required to complete the coach. Externally the paintwork is being touched up prior to revarnishing. The coach remains in service.


This coach has been in regular use. The only work required has been minor adjustments to the draw gear.


Work has started on the fitting of buttoned upholstery to the doors. It is also hoped to return the running boards to the original pattern this year.


The diner as had the frames and bogies repainted.


The BS is in service. The guards brake compartment has been painted and a broken window has been replaced.


It is proposed to use the Mk I SK for the Santa Steamings, but a fair amount of work is needed to make it serviceable.

Jobs to do include the replacement of some of the doors, replating of most of the window surrounds, overhaul of the brake system and a thorough examination of the steam heating system.


Not much work has been done on the second Gresley apart from the removal of a few more side panels.


This MR box van has now had all the replacement wood fitted and painting has begun.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Shed Noticeboard - Compartment Affairs - Carriage and Wagon News - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

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