Painting the tram carriage roof

The Rolling Stock Group have been making good progress with Coach 7 (the tram trailer) and the regauged chassis for the SR covered van.  The picture shows us painting  the coach roof, after the rubbing down and priming had been done.  The centre section is canvas – in very good condition, luckily.  The two sections of the van chassis have been welded together, to provide a higher and wider chassis than the original.  Brake gear is now completed – see picture.

Van chassis with its new brakes
Coach and wagon progress