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Restoration of the OTHR "Wickham" Section Car - PAGE 1

OTHR own a Wickham Section car which is being restored for use by maintenance crews on the line. This section of the website will follow the restoration of the section car by OTHR volunteers. Details of the car numbers provided below.

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Details:
Wickham Type No. 4 (open pattern)      Car No. 7199
Imported for the NSWGR from UK in 1955, presumably complete as the frame is constructed from square type Enlish. Importation likely to be in Nov 1955.
Originally fitted with a J.A.P. 600cc (UCZ.R) engine but probably one of the batch refitted with the current Wisconsin engine, in or after 1977.
Wisconsin Engine - model S12D2, ser. no. 146678. Spec No. X964 (12.5HP)
(acknowledgements to Greg Lee, Alan Robinson & Errol Hall with extracts from Keith Gunner's list Of Wickham Cars in Australia).
The photo at the right shows typical wear in the suspension bushes - these will be remanufactured unless anybody has other brilliant suggestions?


(photos by Rick Fletcher
unless otherwise noted)


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The section car as found.
    
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Ready for restoration.
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Dismantling commences (Harry Shannon photos)


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 Dismantling continues (Harry Shannon photos)
With the chassis exposed, restoration commences.  

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The volunteers have been methodical in cataloging parts and grouping them for refurbishment.

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The rear axle undergoing stripping. The Wisconsin 12.5HP engine about to be test run.
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