7828 Catchup 2009

The first in a series of updates, to bring you up do date with progress made on 7828 in the past couple of years.

Before panelling (photo by Alan Taylor)

After upper panelling (photo by Alan Taylor)

Stones ventilator surrounding mouldings (photo by Alan Taylor)

Sanding of the moulding that surrounds the Stones window ventilators. (photo by Alan Taylor)

Measuring moulding on the 2nd side, in prepartion for fabrication of new moulding components (photo by Alan Taylor). These measurements were also used to estimate the quantity of wood required for the task, some 26,000 square inches.

Using router on lower side panels to create a rebate so a lap joint can be made when fitting  (photo by Michael Fearn)

Panel fitted, with rebate ready for glueing and fitting of the next panel (photo by Alan Taylor)

Fitting the next panel along (photo by Alan Taylor)

Door after removal of internal wood panelling and its droplight (photo by Alan Taylor)

Detail showing this door once belonged to 16213. 7828’s original number was 16211. (photo by Alan Taylor)

Evidence that blinds were once fitted to the doors, believed to be for blackout conditions during WWII (photo by Alan Taylor)

Work being undertake to strip a door of its fittings (photo by Alan Taylor)


Markings on one of the doors, VIIII and 19129 (photo by Alan Taylor)

Markings on one of the doors, 7828 and 3 (photo by Alan Taylor)

Rotten door timber to be removed and renewed. This shows the area where much of the water gets in around the droplight. (photo by Alan Taylor)

That concludes the catchup for that last part of 2009. Next to come, 2010.

7828 04/03/12

Well, here we are. Hopefully the first of many blogs to keep people up to date with progress at our two sites.

I was at Rowsley this Saturday (4/3/12) and made a bit of progress loose fitting some new framework to 7828. These will be replacement sections that go under the droplights. The previous framing having been water damaged or cut out from long ago!

In the picture you will see that the front edge of the bottom stringer has also been cut away due to local water and ‘screw’ damage, ready to have new facing wood put back. There is still plenty to do, but steady progress is being made.

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