This is a long term restoration project. We have started to weather proof, this involves rubbing down to steel and applying 2 x coats of red oxide, followed by 2 x coats of primer and 2 x coats of gloss. We will also fit glass and temporary doors.
Repairing the replacement noses ready to seal up 140
Cutting out the excess pipes and fitting from the nose end
With the compressor now running 45149 holes have been drilled and a temporary lid attached
The grills have been removed as they have rotted away. These will be re built at some point.
The lid was cut off to give access to the compressor due to the poor condition it was scrapped.
45140 is in a rather poor condition and missing many parts. The first job was to recover the compressor from in the nose end. In order to do this the nose lid had to be cut off to provide access. We have to replacement lids which were removed from Mel’s garden.