Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by NSWGR 3827, Dec 13, 2019.
A great addition for this excellent line.
Lovely stuff. Do you happen to know how the gauge conversion was done, were the frame stretchers replaced?
Interesting that the cylinder lagging and cladding is not yet fitted.
There's a blog here: https://puffingbilly.com.au/news/workshop-blog/category/workshop/
Does anyone know why the air pump is on the driver's side? I would have thought that thee is less chance of obscuring the driver's line of sight if it was mounted on the fireman's side. Is there some engineering reason, for instance?
Nice to see Staff and Ticket in action at Menzies Creek. An interesting operational detail - what the Aussies call Safeworking.
Ah yes, thanks, found some info here:
Showing the frame stretcher extension blocks.
CAD model here:
You can see bugger all out of these engines anyway which is why you often see the driver stood outside the cab. They could have put it in front of the cab window and it wouldn't make much difference.
It is scheduled to be officially launched into traffic at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 18 Dec, the 119th anniversary of the opening of the railway.
Very impressive job, and most interesting to follow as long as the old workshop blog was updated...
Does anyone know if tanks and cab are widened 6" as well? Is the new boiler of the same dimensions as the original?
Thanks for posting this - what an incredable sight. Moonbulk trestle is more sturdy than it looks! I just hope that they learn to control the smoke better as they get to know the loco.
Tanks are 6" Wider, Cab is 6" Wider as well as being slightly Taller.
That is at odds with the relevant workshop blog page:-
From the photos and videos, the tank and bunker look the same width as originally, and the wide step added the to sides (mentioned in the blog) is definitely there.
Not sure about the cab though?
Cab Is wider.
The "bulged" sections of the cabside for Reversing Screw and Handbrake although included in the New Cab are actually not required do to the increased width.
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