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89001 restoration

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by majorsmallpiece, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. The Green Howards

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    Reading the link answered a question I was going to ask - what shore supply voltage does this need in the absence of the 25kV?
     
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    I found a couple of slightly ropey photos I took when 89 001 was being constructed at Crewe, many moons ago… I can scan and upload here if anyone's interested (they're not the best quality!).

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    Please do.
     
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    Classes 89, 90, 91 were designed with all auxiliary machines, battery chargers, etc being run from a 230V winding on the main transformer. Hence with an amount of additional wiring to the appropriate busbar we have been able to rig up a shore supply to run various equipment though obviously such things as the compressors and blowers can only be run individually and for a short time.
     
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    Please do. The ACLG has been able to obtain some pictures of the bogies under construction/being assembled and various images of the basic body being manufactured (in the fab shop at Crewe) have been published in the press. However, there are not that many pictures of the locomotive undergoing later assembly which would be interesting to see.
     
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    Is that simply due to supply limitations, like only having a 32A supply available?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Couple of photos I took at Crewe many moons ago…

    Scan 12.jpeg Scan 13.jpeg
     
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    In all the excitement I'd missed out posting on here about the testing of the 89s' Armature Convertors. We've taken off rather a lot of dampers and are getting together the plan to do something about the Rheo Brake Stacks since. See http://www.aclocogroup.co.uk/news.php
     
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