Rebuilding tram cars back into working condition isn't the easiest thing to do. Parts don't exist and if they do, they require major rebuilding.
Faced with challenges like this, The AETCL contracted the not at all infamous Leyton Chan to assist in the reconstruction of GE style resistance grids. Full drawings of grid frames, taps and the various ratings of grids have been produced ready for the pattern maker and foundry.
The first reconstructions will be in production by June 2017. Once we are happy with the performance of the grid components, they will be made available to the tramway community to facilitate other rebuild projects.