For Sale; CLASS 14,,,,D9525
In good working order.
This will probably be the best presented 14 which is ever likely to come on the market .Please note ,no time wasters ,serious offers only will be considered. Contact for expressions of interest and furthur details ;
Generic Information for interested Parties.
The Locomotive has had a Full rewire to the Swindon Works drawing ,which was issued when the locos were built. Every wire is identified by the correct number as per drawing.This work was carried out by a fully qualified Panel Electrician.In my own words the wiring is an absolute work of art.
A overhauled turbo charger has been fitted to the power unit with new leather bellows.The power unit has had an oil change ,and after the governor has been adjusted ,now runs very nicely with no evidence of excessive smoke once the engine is warm.No leaking radiator elements and the loco has the appropriate antifreeze added.
The loco was stopped by ourselves as the generator had an intermittent fault.The generator has now had a full rewind,and while the loco was under overhaul the air frame that straddles the generator has had a full overhaul also with the b nose end also having a full internal repaint.
Moving onto the cab.The internal steps within the cab have both been renewed.The peg board panelling which makes up the internal roof has all been renewed to a high standard.The cab has had a full internal repaint .Both of the triple sliding cab windows are in good working order.
It has a full set of cab gauges including the electric fuel gauge which are absolutely impossible to find in original condition.The hand brake is in full working order.
The bottom end has been serviced ,including all components below being lubricated and overhauled as required.
Externally the loco has had a full repaint with replica worksplates ,the correct coaching stock roundels and paint spec applied.Replacement air vents have been fitted to the bonnets as required.
Please note as of yet the loco is not fitted with route indicator boxes ,although this should be a relatively easy item to have made.Dont look for original ones there arent any they rusted out many years ago!
The loco has not been tyred turned but they have reasonable tyres with a profile on them.The loco has had new battery boxes fabricated and fitted to an exacting standard ,with a good set of batteries fitted ,all with new wiring of course.The loco is vac fitted and it works.
If I am honest the loco looks a treat.We dont really want to let it go BUT its too large for our collection.It takes up a lot of covered accomodation.It has taken an inordinate amount of time and trouble to get it into the condition its now in.(9 years)We run Galas on our sidings ,this is a greyhound that doesnt want fettering to sidings or mere shunting duties!We pride ourselves on the standard of work we produce,with everything we restore.We have 22 ex br shunters some of which are still waiting to be restored Some of which are now awaiting to be restored for the second or third time!There are about ten of us in total undertaking this work,so what im getting round to saying is we cant look after a 14 ,or more rightly do it anymore justice we simply dont have the time.
No guide price is to be offered ,its worth is to be decided by what its worth to you, then ultimately by ourselves.These dont come along very often ,and never in the condition that this one is in.If we dont get a satisfactory offer it will stay with us,there is no pressure .
I will be posting photos within the next few days ,so please be patient.
Ultimately the loco will be sold as seen,there are very few spares with it ,for the reasons listed above.
I would also mention ,there is also a class 14 owners club ,who share information trade spares and are generally a group of very nice and extremly helpful people.I suppose its fair to say that it will be sad not to have an involvement as Class 14 owners with this very nice set of enthusiasts. special mention must go at this moment to a very old friend Dave Hartley at the Nene Valley Railway (Mr 14),who is now suffering poor health but is still manfully offering advice and help to all those that need it .Thanks Dave.
I have been as honest as I can be,I have been actively involved myself in shunter preservation for just over 35 years so have met the chancers ,dreamers ,down right con artists etc etc.If you are a tyre kicker or dreamer please dont waste our time ,its probably our most precious commodity,,,,,,,,,,Thanks and photos to follow as soon as possible.
All photos below of D9525 taken on 16th July 2020.