A pic from yesterday shows the Balmoral has departed the quayside, and the MOGO is back out, work on the roof now completed.
The buffers have been removed from the Conflat, fresh timber added, and refitted.
The MOGO is currently housed in the engine shed while work continues on the roof. The van is pictured outside in the company of ‘Kilmersdon’.
Plenty of action on the dockside. 3 cranes in operation, along with the electric capstan shunting wagons. Actors from Show of Strength Theatre Company in character, loading demos, the Bristol Lorry, Portbury in Steam, and rides on tugboat John King to boot!
AEC Matador Timber Tractor at the entrance to the quayside
Portbury simmering away, visitors could take a look around the cab
Freshly painted MOGO
Twin crane action
Preparing the capstan
The Museum’s Bristol-built lorry
British Road Services Livery
Here’s a video of the electric capstan winch shunting demonstration:
Click here to see the Bristol Post article of the event
South side of the MOGO with gloss coat on, and lettering applied. Nearly ready for the docks heritage weekend.
The first coat of gloss is going on the van, while the new doors are being made in the workshop.
New door being made up
Old door to be used as a template
Gloss coat in evidence
Saturday evening – the van was sandwiched between Portbury and Henbury in the shed, quite a squeeze!
A couple of shots from this morning showing the work done to smooth out the sides of the MOGO, where rotten wood has been treated and filled.
Also a view of the freshly painted underframes.
The doors on the South side have been removed for work. Note also the volunteers at M Shed have completely repainted the underframe of the wagon.
It’s coming on well. For comparison, here is a photo of the van from last year.