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Scaffolding 603

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:00 am
by Ray C
I'm sure you will see lots of 603 under restoration posts....So here we have her this Tuesday morning.
I would imagine she will all but covered when i attend the Avro Museum this Sunday. ;)


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Re: Scaffolding 603

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:14 pm
by Skudupnorth
Looking good Ray,keep up the fantastic work with both 603 and the museum

Re: XM 603

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:19 pm
by Ray C
So it's almost five months since my scaffold around 603 shots & "By Gum" as we say up north it's been a journey of discovery-frustration-surprise-satisfaction & now achievement. She is within sight of the Finnish line for mid to late October & I have to say today stood on the top scaffold looking across her port wing I needed sunglasses...What a sight of pure white beauty...

We are curently underside with all the top side finished & very little left to do underside. One of our volunteers adopted the undercarriage & they are looking superb gleaming black again. Our Roundle/stencil man has done her proud with all the correct colour scheme/lettering painstakingly applied as she was on her delivery to the RAF back in 63.

But a "Huge" thanks to our scaffold benefactor (Once an apprentice @ Woodford) for paying the scaffold & tent fees...40 grand + & our paint supplier did us proud with mountains of white paint FOC.

Finally the Volenteers made it all possible to bring "The White Lady" back to her splendour. Our thanks.

We have been asked to post no recent restoration shots keeping the expectation for the "BIG" day. But wait until October when I expect she will be posted extensively. For me it has been a tremendous experience working on a Vulcan & in some cases with former Vulcan builders..I think my RAF dad would be pleased with me.

Re: Scaffolding 603

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:03 pm
by Sooty655
That's great, Ray. Looking forward to the grand reveal. :) :)

Re: Scaffolding 603

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:17 am
by Skudupnorth
Great news and what a fantastic achievement ! Well done to everyone and I cannot wait to see 603 looking shiny again along with her new cockpit friends