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Restoration of Class 119 Driving Motor Brake Composite W51073

Electrics The New Spaghetti Junction

Progress reported on 14/04/09.

Progress in recent weeks has slowed somewhat due to the other units requiring attention to ready them for the forthcoming operating season.

The team decided to investigate the wiring circuits to help them in their quest towards starting Engine No.2. Luckily, the wiring is all very new wiring that had previously been installed and literally just needed testing and connecting together. As you can see in the photograph, the team followed the start circuitry right from the BIS, through the CIS and down to the starter motor.

With a good memory, schematics and very little real electrical knowledge the team set about the task. Upon wondering why there didn't seem to be any power to the starter motor once everything had been connected up, one team member suddenly remembered that the unit was still fitted with the old fire-extinguisher detonation system that fired an extinguisher if an engine fire was detected. This has now been 'ringed out' of the circuit as manual extinguishers are used on the railway.

In other news, some of the team continued to sand window frames inside.

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