Work is now underway on the chassis to remove lose paint and wire brushing everything; a dusty and dirty job. See the two accompanying photos below.
Note that the two chillers in one of the photos have been disconnected. It is assumed this was done when the radar was ‘out of use’ at West Raynham. Quite a few paint colours on display, the pale green is believed to be an original primer, bronze green (original top coat) and red lead used for touching up over the years, finally the odd splash of a later green from a spray gun at some time.
With the cold and damp weather this time of year it’s a good excuse to carry out a warm task. A job started a while back was to rejuvenate the plastic knobs and lamp covers. This involves cleaning all the lamp covers and knobs and, when dry, treating them with Polytrol. See the before and after photos of some of the lamps. Note the handles and catches, all re chromed.