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Baldwin "Lyn" new build.

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Meiriongwril, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Felix Holt

    Felix Holt Guest

    I couldn't find much on the safety valves on Mike's pages (apart from a picture to prove they exist, though at that stage unfitted!). Until we hear otherwise, one has to assume the simplest explanation is that the valves on the modern loco don't sit as high as on the original and, so, are not visible in ground level photos. This could be for design reasons, for loading gauge reasons (at least for when visiting other lines), or to do with modern regulations.
    If we don't hear in the meantime, I'll ask on the 29 September when I'll be present at Woody Bay for the members-only launch day.
     
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    Well done for finding that, it's quite a way back!
    Yes they do look smaller than the originals, nonetheless I'm still surprised that nothing is visible above the dome cover. Like Felix says, it might well be a loading gauge issue. Was the L&B more generous than the WHR? Presumably Lyn would still not fit the FR
     
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    From Steven Phillips L&B Measured and Drawn, loading Gauge was 9' 6" same as the FR pre closure, width which I can't or haven't found yet, may have been a different problem though, Lyd had the ends of the Cowcatcher removed as well as the re-profiled cab roof for Garnedd Tunnel.

    I'm actually reconstructing the L&B for the Trainz Railway Simulator 1930's using Digital Elevation Modelling for the terrain thus the interest!
     
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    Can't help thinking - "what steps do you take if the pressure rises too high" - "bloody big ones" . . . .:)
     
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    I have to say that the finished loco looks so perfect it could almost be a model. What a fantastic achievement.
     
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  8. Felix Holt

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    Safety valves pictured in latest Lynformation, so I guess mystery is solved!
     
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    Indeed! That was very timely.
     
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    LF60-06a.jpg
    Still some work to be done on the safety valves, but here they are being tested... :)
     
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    What a beauty, Maunsell Olive Green has always been a favourite livery of mine but is strange seeing it on a narrow gauge loco. She will look great alongside Lyd.
     
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    @ Old Kent Biker: Well that proves Lyn has working safety valves! Thanks for the picture!
     
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    It's the same picture (one of two) of the safety valves I published in LYNfo60. I'm trying to find out from the project team why they are lower than on the original, and if that will always be the case...
     
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    A great achievement which I hope to see running in my County sometime.
     
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    Its amazing to see it finally leap into tangible life from off the pages of old black and white photos. I'd planned to get down to Woody on the 29th, but it looks like boring, stupid obligations will keep me here that weekend.
     
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    Corrected your mistake so you don't arrive a month late. Also just had a chat on the phone to the fireman who is involved with me helping to restore a railway coach, who will be firing the engine on that day and the weekend and he is looking forward to getting hold of the shovel and putting the coal into the firebox.
     
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    Many thanks for your efforts, Martyn. The excitement at Woody must be palpable by now! So frustrating about the injectors, though.
     
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    He's a lucky guy! I can well imagine that Lyn is going to be a very powerful engine, and on an autumn day, when the gales start pummelling in off the Bristol Channel, that 762s cab will be a very enviable place to be.
     
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    In response to the safety valve enquiry above, 762 Club Project Manager Peter Best says
    "The boiler is [rated at] 250 psi, much higher than the original, so we needed to use modern high release valves. LYN is not a replica but a modern engine, constructed to look similar to the original."

    So I hope that explains. Not quite the same as in 1898, but heck, I can live with that! :D
     
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    Like most new locos has anyone sent any comfy blankets to Woody Bay in advance of LYN's arrival? can't wait to see her at Woody..........................
     
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