There has been a collective decision that the excess rolling stock and motive power should be made available to whomever might like them provided they make a modest donation to the club’s coffers. The excess diesels, which are too modern to be used on our layout, have been stored in my train room for nigh on two years. I brought them in and Chuck spruced them up by removing the accumulated dust and external detritus. The locos had a piece of green on top which I assumed meant that chief electrical engineer, Jim Williams, had given them the thumbs up. When shown to Jim he said he had never tested them.! We agreed that making them available without testing was not cool. Here’s the loco before testing ……
Looks fine, right? Well …….
Oh s%#t!!!!!!! Better have a good look see……..
Chuck repaired the wrecked wiring in the top part of the loco and Jim cleaned and restored the “works” to operating condition.
Never a dull moment!!!!!