SFN2182 Overhaul

During 2011 passenger car SFN2182 has been withdrawn from service and is being overhauled at Eveleigh.

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Work has commenced repairing the roof area.

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The malthoid covering on the roof was in need of repairs and the end timbers required replacement.

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Whilst most of the roof will only require painting some sections had to be removed to repair rotten timbers in the roof.

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It soon became obvious that this was not going to be a quick repair job. (Is it ever?)

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What started off as a simple job soon became a much bigger than expected task.

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The end sections of malthoid were removed to repair the wood work. All metal sections were treated to prevent rust.

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A new wooden section will be manufactured and spliced into place before the malthoid material is reapplied.

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New wooden mouldings were cut and shaped to the correct roof profile. These sections were primed and reapplied before the malthoid was replaced.

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At the same time the removal of body rust began. This project will continue throughout the year and the car will receive a mechanical overhaul during this period. More updates throughout the year.

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