As it was such a nice day, it was decided to tow the Bubble Car out into the warm sunshine.
As both engines have recently been overhauled and fitted, the day was mostly spent finishing off these installations. New coolant hoses were fitted, the Kenlowe fans were wired up, the newly installed batteries and battery charger was finalised, no 2 engine throttle motor was re-installed, copious amounts of tea was drunk.
No 2 engine was cranked over to check oil pressure and to move coolant around the engine, some small leaks were repaired
With the point of no return and the steam locomotives due back in, the opportunity to start both engines had past us by, it was decided that the Bubble needed to go back into her berth in the shed. I am certain, weather depending, she will be back out over the pit next Sunday, hopefully with the sound of 680’s singing away.
A big thank you the small but dedicated team that keep the DMU’s maintained and carry out the behind the scenes work that often goes unnoticed.
Sunday, 25 June, 2017