PAINTING
Preparation and painting work

(This page is arranged in reverse chronological order)

The tender frames uncovered ready for lifting the tank, June 2006. Photo: Ian Hopley 

The tender tank approaching completion, June 2006. Photo: Iain Smith

John priming the steps and rear sand boxes, February 2006.

The sandboxes in primer, January 2006.

Davie needle-gunning the weighshaft, November 2005.

John needle-gunning the rear sand-boxes. The access covers were cleaned up and new rubber gaskets made. December 2005.

Tender tank with exterior black topcoat completed just in time for winter.

More priming of the tender brake pipes, September 2005.

Iain priming the tender brake pipes, September 2005.

A lot of hard work went into achieving this finish, hence the smug look, September 2005.

The cab roof and lockers resplendent in cream paint, September 2005.

The sieve boxes completed. August 2005.

Robin painting the tender cab roof in black topcoat, September 2005.

Only the north side left in grey primer. August 2005.

Ian finishing painting the back of the tender tank, September 2005.

John carried out a lot of preparation and priming midweek during July 2005, enabling good progress to be made at the weekends.

The bunker and cab receive their first coat of black topcoat, August 2005.

The completed bunker floor, July 2005.

The tender buffer beam in red topcoat, July 2005.

Iain priming the underside of the bunker floor, July 2005.

The tender buffer beam in primer, July 2005.

Davie Murray priming the sieve boxes, May 2005.

Iain needle-gunning the tender buffer beam, July 2005.

Ian finishing up the last of the paint on the top of the tank, November 2004.

The bunker primed, all ready for the new floor to go in, July 2005.

Nice reflection of the sunset in the new paint.

Robin and Ian applying the final coat of primer, October 2004.

The newly-painted tender tank.

The LHS tender tank rubbed down and ready for the second coat of primer. The bunker sides have already had their second coat of primer.

The tender tank at night. The need to finish this operation by floodlight underlines the difficulties we face working outside in North-East Scotland in winter!

Time spent filling and rubbing down is repaid by a better finish.

Ian makes a start on putting on the black topcoat on the south side of the tender tank. Prior to this the primer had been given a final rub down with wet and dry paper to ensure as good a finish as reasonably practical.

Iain rubbing down the RHS tank side. This side was in a worse state than the left hand side, and has required a lot more preparation.

The tender cab primed, September 2004.

 Ian mixing up the primer prior to adding the catalyst.

John wire mopping the locker doors prior to priming, September 2004.

Ian wire-brushing the last of the tender tank in readiness for painting, September 2004.

Needle-gunning of tender tank complete, September 2004.

John makes a start on the last bit of needle-gunning required for the tender tank, August 2004.

Needle-gunning of tender tank complete, September 2004.

John rubbing down filler on the tender tank, August 2004. There are a lot of minor surface imperfections which need filling and sanding down to achieve a good finish.

John wire mopping the locker doors prior to priming, September 2004.

The back of the tender was needle-gunned and primed by Iain and Davie at the end of June.

Needle-gunning of tender tank complete, September 2004.

John giving the back of the tender cab its second coat of primer, June 2004.

More of John preparing the surface for painting. 

John needle-gunning the tender water scoop dome.

The top of the tender was needle-gunned and primed by John, Iain and Davie during June 2004.

The fine weather during 2003 enabled us to push on with painting of the tender frames. We are using a two pack system suitable for marine environments.

The dome resplendent in it's first coat of primer.

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