Walter is not so old but, when it rains small leaks appear. The hopper type windows let in a slow but persistent trickle of water. A bus is also mostly windows on wheels 28 side windows, 2 front and 2 back windows 32 in total. When the temperature rises above 15 degrees C it beginsContinue reading “Walter’s Windows Part 1”
Oh my, 9am, Steve the Carpenter and Chris the Spark arrive. An hour later Bob and Steve the Bus Converters drive in to sort the windows. I jumped on my cycle, not to escape, but to buy milk, biscuits and to alert my Dad of the shenanigans which he wouldn’t want to miss. We nowContinue reading “Great EXCITEMENT as Construction Begins”
Having lived for 8 years on a couple of narrowboats, Moored and worked with my ex-husband, Neil, in Welford Marina, I have dabbled in boat painting, both inside and out. Roses and Castles, signwriting and painting the outside of a narrowboat is done with enamel paint. Excellent paint can be bought from. Craft Master AContinue reading “Painting mishap!”
Thanks to Steve the Chippy introducing me to the idea of covering the interior walls with upcycled pallet wood. Inspiration from Colin Jaques – Narrowboat Builder and Youtuber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d380IKS2Xdg. Colin and his trusty tripod ‘Trevor’, Unloading and storage of pallet wood on a rainy day. Hurrah for bus patios. take us through the joys and trials of narrowboatContinue reading “Pallet wood, interior wall experiments.”
The first problem with an angle grinder is that when kitted out with my COVID19 mask, goggles; steaming up from the mask, and gloves are that I can’t turn the bloody thing on. I have spent the day finding Ali or Steve to turn it on! Grinding for about 10 minutes until my arms startContinue reading “Destruction before Construction”
Today I add a little more reality to the upstairs plans by including 4 short walkthrough videos. What do you think?
And now a wee tour of the inside, before we begin imagination is needed in large dollops. Having a look at the previously published drawn plans may or may not help.
Inside, downstairs, week 1 So I thought it may be useful to view achievements and the bank account at the end of one week. Eekk. Phase 1 – Inside, downstairs Week 1Removing all excess materials. Polishing ceiling sparsCutting and sanding ceiling and wall wood.Painting ceiling and wall wood with undercoat 9mm ply farContinue reading “Week 1 Over view”
Greetings, I realised this morning awaking at 5am, that I haven’t given you a guided tour of young Walter. So after a spot of yoga and a mug of coffee, here we go. Enjoy, and ask any questions in the comments below 🙂
Hello everyone, So today I was going through/ tidying everything out of the bus, ready to begin transforming Walter when I came across a Daily check pad from 2012. How exciting, I now know Paulo Silva drove the bus every day apart from 16th and 19th of March when Philip James drove him and forContinue reading “Walter’s History”