Saturday, 30 January 2010
The front aluminium dash panels have now been fabricated for 143 using thick gauge aluminium and the first of these has now been test fitted. There are some final tweaks required before it is finally fitted and secured to the platform framing and, of course, we need to get head and tail lamps fitted.
Posted by PKH at 08:08
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
The kit of parts to assemble the upper deck has now been completed by Gilletts of Wesham. This view shows the main side frame which has utilised parts salvaged from 143's top cover back in 2006. Movement of the parts to the LTT's Brinwell Road depot is scheduled for mid-February where the side frames, roof ribs and roof will be assembled.
Posted by PKH at 11:32
Friday, 22 January 2010
Blackpool Transport has made great progress on overhauling the Preston McGuire trucks for 143. This view, taken on 22 January, shows the frames substantially complete but awaiting axles and motors.
It is hoped to get the lower saloon body back to Rigby Road depot during February to be refitted to its trucks!
Posted by PKH at 12:28