Coach un-building

The ex-Ffestiniog coach arrived at Apedale a few months ago now, but with all the WW1 malarkey, we haven’t really done much with it yet. A detailed plan for the modifications needed to the vehicle is under development; in support of that plan, we needed to understand the coach a bit better. So, a team of members spent a day starting to strip the interior, checking and tracing the wiring, and understanding the purpose of the various hatches in the floor. If the Ffestiniog want their old menus and playing cards back, do get in touch…..The main parts of the modifications are to alter the underframe to accept the new bogies (sourced from South Africa) and to fit air brakes in place of the vacuum equipment used on the FR. Hopefully, the new couple of months will see us getting into full swing with this project.