This blog aims to follow the restoration of SRJ No. 16, later SJ No.33, by the Roslagsbanans Veterantågsforeningen in Stockholm, as well as our ongoing maintenance of a vintage train on the Roslagsbanan. This is a personal view of our activities, the official site of our group (in Swedish) is linked above.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

A winters evening in Stockholm

Back from my travels and back in our workshop for the first time in 3 weeks.  Business as usual and progress on all fronts.

Lasse and Bengt were busy on the last bit of stripping back the many layers of flooring in the main saloons and re-skinning with new hardboard.  Micke is pointing out where they missed a bit ...

The handbrake mechanism at B-end is now all painted up and re-installed.  The other Lasse continues to chip and repaint the underframe improving its appearance dramatically.

I have now spliced in the second part of the replacement trim between the wall and the ceiling in B-end saloon ...

... and begun to paint it up.

An odd problem has occurred on the east wall (only) of the passenger saloon.  These odd paint "growths" have appeared along the joins in the tongue and groove.  I suspect that what happened was as follows. Shortly after I painted this wall we replaced the teak paneling on the outside of this side (only) with new.  As we attached each panel, we treated the inside with linseed oil and turpentine to help preserve it.  I suspect, as the turps evaporated off, some of the fumes escaped through the joins into the passenger saloon and re-mobilised one of the still-soft paint into these odd carbuncles.  No problem to deal with, just a couple of careful swipes with a razor blade and problem solved!

It was good to see the Roslagsbana running all the way into Östra again after the recent major works on the station track layout.