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Update - 30th October

posted 1 Nov 2011, 02:22 by Derek Pattenson
Two brief visits to the loco this weekend... first to install the cab side windows, all four of which are now in place. Three are brand new, the rear r/h is the original - it needs a little more cleaning up but it's nice to have the original there. The windows are only temporarily tacked in place; they will most likely need to be removed for completion of the cabside paint removal and repainting, and possibly the cab roof repairs too. In the meantime they, especially when the remaining four windows are in, will contribute to keeping the cab a little more weatherproof over the coming winter. 
The r/h cabside door, repaired earlier this year and in grey undercoat, is also loosely positioned in the doorway, again to counter the worst of the weather. It's NOT yet operational, since we need to replace a floorboard and the "U" channel slide below it first. Any Sygnets / SR staff reading this - please do NOT attempt to slide the door open from outside, since it will foul the blocks of wood tacking the rear r/h window in place and likely cause the glass to fall out! Access to the cab is via the LEFT hand side, albeit without steps for the time being...