|Final refinishing of the roof in Williamson's Tilling
Cream, a rich colour typical of the period.
|A view from the rear showing the refurbished lower corner
panels in place. These are made from glass fibre and had to be
|Once the bus was under
cover, a plan was evolved to work from the top downwards, both
inside the bus and out. Once the roof was finished, the window
surrounds or "pans" were tackled next, There was a lot of
surface filling to do (as there had been with the roof). Here
is the offside shown ready to receive the first undercoat.
|By now the ceiling had
been rubbed down and repainted, though I remain dissatisfied with
the finish obtained and feel I could have achieved better it looks
quite tidy. The green Rexine above the luggage racks has been
|The luggage racks were
replaced next, after a thorough clean and polish and one or two
minor repairs. The Rexine on the front bulkheads had to be
applied first and this can also be seen in this rather dark interior
|Another interior view
looking towards the rear.
|Photography is difficult
in the shed due to the restricted space. This front offside
corner picture was taken standing on my workbench. It shows
the first application of Tilling Green paint.