Although I’ve been saying I will do so for a long time, when I look back I haven’t posted a single picture of Our Trike almost since the very beginning. It’s rather ironic then that after all this time, this posting should contain the first and also what will probably be the last, as the ones I’ve included were taken to get a few to show in the Ebay listing that will hopefully allow us to find a new owner for Our Trike. But more of that in a moment.
As I expected, the fibreglassing items that I ordered at the end of last week to do the work on MYRO’s pod didn’t arrive in time for the weekend. That didn’t matter though as I still had plenty to do getting the paintwork on the fuselage tubes finished. So with the weather on Saturday still fine and hot, that’s what I got cracking on.
The main undercarriage beams on which the main wheels are mounted were in a rather scrappy state and after my previous de-greasing work I’d already rubbed them down and given them a light coat of primer. I have to remember at all times to be careful about adding excessive weight and painting is an easy source of that. I was going to finish them with an aerosol spray but access is a bit tricky, even with MYRO raised up on car ramps. The wind was making things even more difficult, so I decided to paint them by hand with White Hammerite. I was very happy with the result when I’d finished so I think I made the right choice. For once 🙂
I made good progress elsewhere too. I completely finished repainting the pedal assembly which ended up looking very good, and prepared all the sections of tube which had had their paint badly scratched or rubbed. And that was it for Saturday – another very satisfactory day’s work.
My plan for Sunday was to go out to Ken’s, re-fit Our Trike’s pod skirts, take it outside to take some pics and finally get an Ebay listing done. In the event I managed to do all that but with a bit of a break to watch some of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Tennis Final, it was 1.30am before I eventually got to bed. A rather long day 😕
The first couple of pics show the workshop where Our Trike has resided for the last couple of years and the last ones were taken on Ken’s back lawn.
If you CLICK HERE you can see the page I created for Our Trike’s Ebay listing. And as I type this, it seems to be working pretty well. The listing went up just after midnight last night so hardly anyone would have seen it for several hours as they would have been in bed! I’ve just checked and after only 22 hours, there have been 4 bids (but all still under the reserve price), 323 visits and there are 43 watchers!
It’s encouraging and I hope that at the end of it Our Trike will go off to a good new home. Even so, after all this time I will miss her…