Class 108 DTCL No 54279
This coach is for sale on an
as seen and where lying basis. It is a condition of sale that it be removed
from Isfield within two months of purchase. Assistance with loading will be
provided and there is reasonable road access. Note the pictures show it with
refurbished seats and a heater fitted, these are not included in the sale. Open
to reasonable offers (the sale is subject to VAT). Inspection by appointment.
This vehicle was used as hauled stock at Isfield but has been out of use for some five years. It is in need of a full overhaul or could be used for spares. It was retired from use when the doors failed the slam test.
There is considerable decay. The cab doors in particular do not open easily especially the right hand one. The corridor connection is missing. One side has had most of the paint removed. There are some leaks. Some of the plate work has been cut out at the rear to reveal timber that needs attention. All the windows are present and none are broken. There are pop riveted patches on the bottom edge of the cab.
The original dash has been replaced with plywood, now in poor condition. The driver's seat has been replaced with a folding one. Much of the rest of the cab switches and other equipment are missing.
The refurbished seats in the pictures are to be removed for use elsewhere and are not included in the sale. There are some of the two seater second class seats in poor condition available if wanted. The floor is poor. The toilet is missing. The coach has been crudely fitted with 240V heating.
Underframe & bogies
The wheel sets are very good with thick tyres. The vacuum brake worked when tried last year but will likely need a full overhaul. There are no batteries. Buffers and draw gear look superficially OK except for one buffer with no pressure. There is nothing obviously wrong with the springs etc.
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