Chiltern Rail Class 168
Hand Poles & Grab Handles
Belvoir Rail were tasked with refurbishing the Hand Rails & Seat Grab Handles for Chiltern Railways complete fleet of Class 168 rolling stock. This was a project that lasted 18 months, the components were made from a mix of materials, Aluminium, Steel & Cast Aluminium. The process involved chemically stripping all components, in some cases following the stripping process several items had to be repaired and re welded. Prepping for the new finish, Powder Coating and then applying a lacquer as part of our powder coating service, 2 colours were used, Blue & Metallic Silver. We had a short period of time to turn around up to 4 coaches worth of components in less than 2 weeks. This time also included the stripping out and refitting of all the components at Brush Traction in Loughborough. We were also able to make a complete set of replacement parts from scratch without drawings using the originals parts as templates.