BG No 81214 FOR SALE
This coach is offered 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. Open to reasonable offers (the sale is subject to VAT). Inspection by appointment. Note that we need to complete conversion of its replacement so it will not be available for some months.
This vehicle was used as a museum, store, office and workshop and has never run at Isfield. It is an ex-West Coast Mainline one so was airbraked and electric heat only.
There is considerable decay. The usual mk1 rot along the lower body is present though not too bad, the condition of the crash pillars is unknown. There are a few leaks. All the windows are present, some of the window timber and floor is rotten. One of the doors is from an EMU and does not fit properly, most of the others need attention and we may need to recover some of the handles for use elsewhere. One door has a grille in place of a window.
The interior has been partitioned into three and 240V power and lighting fitted. The office and workshop sections have chipboard flooring some of which is now rotten.
Underframe & bogies
Bogies are as it left BR, this was an ex West Coast one so it is air braked only. There are no batteries. The buffers and couplings are missing at one end, we may be able to supply a fixed buckeye if necessary but not a drop-head or buffers.
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