This week has been spent trying to get the entrance steps finished. The floor between the door and the gearbox access has been completed, several new pyramid iron strips fitted and the remaining usable originals refurbished. The whole assembly was painted a custom mix of brown to match the floor. The middle step is complete with nosing and anti-slip treads made from cut-down nosing. The bottom step is painted to match the floor and the nosing has been cut but not yet screwed down as I am awaiting a further piece to make the second tread strip for the this step. Relief holes for the grab rails were cut into the lino before laying.
Once I had completed all that I could do with the material I had, I started to strip the filler and paint from the NSR corner panel so I could see the full extent of the dents that need removing before the panel is installed.