In the last blog we wrote about what was under Victoria’s shiny green paint, well now we are going to show you what she went through to get her nice green shiny paint.
Here are a few pictures of the job that was last done in 2013.
Here you can see that Victoria doesn't have her shiny green paint just the wood that is usually covered by her green lagging sheets
Here Victoria is being stripped, her back wheels have been removed along with many of her smaller components.
After cleaning and removing oil and dirt and making sure Victoria is clean to start the job.
Here you can see Victoria has had her flywheel rubbed back and her tender filled, note the name on the bottom of her tender, her previous owners, we will see that this changes by the end of the job.
This is a part of Victoria you don't really see, all looking good.
Pipe work, number plate, pins, taps and Victoria's maker's plate.
Smoke box door has been removed for painting.
Victoria's wheels look massive off of her, waiting to be cleaned and painted then lined.
Wendy really doesn't like this picture, when we think of Victoria she is nearly always that clean shiny engine where here she is the complete opposite but she will soon be back to her shiny self.
Painted and ready to go back on.
Victoria is looking just a bit too green here!
Nice and green, now just needs lining.
Starting to look more like Victoria, green with her dark green and red line just needs the yellow line.
The yellow lining being added.
Putting the green lining on.
Now with the dark green outline.
All looking very shiny.
Now she is starting to look like the Victoria we all know and love.
Gear Guard with red stripe added.
Lining being added to Victoria's wheels.
Finally our names are added to Victoria's tender.
Shiny smoke box.
Looking like we are nearly there.
Finally looking like her great self, very shiny.
So the day we went to bring her back home it poured down with rain.
Our first picture of Victoria out on the road in the rain with her new paint, this was back in 2013 and here we are in 2020 hopefully she still looks just as good although there is a little wear on her paint now but we think she looks great..