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VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Nice little video, did the camera cop a beating from the pilot at the end? The Walker looks the tits as we've said previously.
 
KAVRAIL Banned

Location: Banned
The railmotor looks great and I'd dare say it passed the wet weather test with flying colours.  RIP camera.  Rolling Eyes
 
perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
Camera recovered, just. Took a few more after that. Video taken around 3 weeks ago.
 
RM22 Train Controller

Merry Christmas everyone.

May our forum topic stay at the top of the list forever.

RM22
 
RM22 Train Controller

PS. I am going outside to get the model layout going. Got to sell trains to my 2.5 y/o boy, it will be the first time he sees this. He has a fetish for cars but we can fix this model trains.

RM22
 
perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
Well, just looked through the photos and decided to do an update on where we are at.

Walker is running quite well, testing has proceded at a good pace, and thanks to this victorian summer we have been having, a lot of the wet weather testing has been done. I think the log books on 90 miles at this stage, not a bad total considering its not in service yet.

Heres a shot of RM22 crossing bridge 28 as part of the clearance tests that were carried out.



Bridge 28 has had major timberwork finished and is passed for works trains. Some sleeper and deck work is required to bring it up to full pass standard, however the search for materials is taking longer than expected.
final series of photos of bridge 28 are here: http://photosbymatt.fotopic.net/c1536172.html

About the only thing being worked on over the christmas break has been trackwork, however mech branch have started cleaning up the workshop in readyness for the next years projects.

The YVTR BBQ was decided to be a bit of a track work day, with many turning up to have a go at somthing they have not been involved in. Many hours in the hot sun was concluded with a ballast drop and a job well done, with track being lined, leveled and packed on a good ballast bed. Now we just need to do the rest of it.  Very Happy


With a few more photos here: http://photosbymatt.fotopic.net/c1632614.html

As close as we get, the more we see we need to do. Workshop nights should be on again by next thursday, and they guys always need help on the track to finish off whats needed.

As a side note, while up the other day we had three phone calls wondering if the walker was running pass trips yet. Clearly we are making a bit of a stir in the area. Smile
 
Mel Deputy Commissioner

PS. I am going outside to get the model layout going. Got to sell trains to my 2.5 y/o boy, it will be the first time he sees this. He has a fetish for cars but we can fix this model trains.

RM22
- RM22


The horsepower thing usually does it for me. Cars? Pft! Toys, surprised they aren't radio controlled!
 
RM22 Train Controller

SUCCESS, I cannot get him out of the garage.

RM22
 
R704 Chief Commissioner

Location: Who cares you ain't gonna visit!
Excellent! you have drawn him over to the dark (blue) side of the force. Twisted Evil
 
VRfan - Moderator Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Aren't trains the light side? haha

(or is that the upside rather than the downside of the schwartz Wink )

To keep it "on topic", great to see the work progressing on the YVTR. Looking foward to the day when I can go for a ride in 22 through the Yarra Valley. Smile
 
adon Locomotive Fireman

Now that the walkers finished, what will be restored next
some carriages  to go with J541 Question
 
R704 Chief Commissioner

Location: Who cares you ain't gonna visit!
what happens next is currently being discussed and the final plan hasn't emerged yet, but i wouldn't be surprised if work will soon commence on 1BW and maybe a few other things.
 
perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
Who said the walker was finished?

Still a bit to go to do final tidy up on the walker. Workshop was shunted today to enable projects to be better assessed for the following years works. I think at this stage, theres early plans to do everything thats in the workshop.
 
SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates
Is there a list somewhere of all the stock owned by the YVTR?
 
perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
yes, about 20 pages back in this thread
 
cookie930 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Spencer Street Station (Not SCS)
Ha Ha, well i cant quote numbers on all things, memory is not that good.


Society Owned (all in Healesville Yard)
QN 33 Fully Operational. Recent Repaint
QN 39 Fully Operational. Wanting repaint
QN 100 Fully Operational. No side doors due to gas axe attack
GY  
GY
HD
WT 498 Water Tank, starting restoration.
WTT
BW 1 Pass Car
BW 32 Pass Car
BW 35 Pass Car
MT 32 ex AW, VFW.
PWS 15
ZMF Guards van, no underframe
CA 3 Guards van, good nick.
ZLP 68. Undergoing final works in restoration. Internal Repaint underway.
M 1364 Tait car

Privately owned or allocated
BW (round roof)
BW (round roof)
ZLP (no bogies, on goods road)
GY 17001 (allocated, ex 707)

I think you have them all now

Owned by the Society
W250 - @ Healesville - Fully Operational (but not finished, still needs some cosmetics)
T341 - @ Seymour - Operable, but certainly not in "as new" condition.Smile
J 516 - @Healesville - Hidden in the back of the workshop. Once some of the higher priority jobs are out the way, will get a good going over.
RM 62 - @ Healesville - Now has all major components to begin restoration. As for when, its further up the list than the j, but not by much
RT 17 - @ Healesville - When a cheep Fordson Major becomes available, and we gain more motivation towards it, we will look at it.

Owned by Others
B75 - @ Seymour - Really the only connection to the society is that some YVTR members own it.
J 541 - @ VGR - Again YVTR members are involved, however its intended to return to Healesville once its lease is complete with VGR.
RM 22 - @ Healesville - From ARHS Vic. Mech work is about finished, its operable but still requires the cosmetics to finish. Once the ZLP is finished in a few weeks time, it will be the only job in the workshop until its completed.
- perks


It was on page 23 and I started from page 3, what an interesting read.
 
SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates
Thanks for that, Cookie930.

I only got to page 22...

Looking at that list, the PWS wagon has my attention; PJV's site does not have an entry for that class, so what is it?

And what are the numbers of the fourth and fifth BW's?
 
639 Chief Commissioner

I thought 32MT was recently scrapped by Vic Track at Newport? are you sure 32 is at the YVTR?
 
perks Chief Train Controller

Location: Sunny Vic
PWS is a south australian brill trailer converted to sleeping car
MT is 34, not 32 (we have 32 BW, hence my bad)
other BWs are 6? and 4?
 
SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates
MT is 34, not 32 (we have 32 BW, hence my bad)
other BWs are 6? and 4?
- perks

Then 34MT, according to the Wiki article, was originally 63AW, then 74BW, 63AW again, 4VFW (SG), and then 34MT.

As for the BW's, the arched-roof cars were numbered from 60BW to 82BW.
 
T356 Chief Train Controller

Location: KILSYTH, VICTORIA

As for the BW's, the arched-roof cars were numbered from 60BW to 82BW.
- SteamtoStay


Is that so?

What is this?



And this?

 
SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates

As for the BW's, the arched-roof cars were numbered from 60BW to 82BW.
- SteamtoStay


Is that so?
- T356

Maybe they were converted later, like 36AW (VBW1) and 39AW? As far as I know, 40BW and 41BW would have been built as clerestorys.



Are there any photos of 42BW, 43BW or 44BW?
 
T356 Chief Train Controller

Location: KILSYTH, VICTORIA
SteamtoStay's History lesson 101.

1-39 BW where built from 1911-18. Clerestory roof style.
40-44 BW where built in 1925. Semi-elliptical roofs.
60-82 BW where built in 1926-27. Semi-elliptical roofs. Some converted from 1926 batch of AW's.

1-29 AW where built from 1911-18.
30-35 AW where built in 1922. Clerestory roof style.
36-40 AW where built in 1925. Semi-elliptical roofs.
60-68 AW where built in 1926-27. Semi-elliptical roofs.

Basically, W cars built from 1925 onwards had semi-elliptical roofs.

Sources other than my own;
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/
http://www.pjv101.net/
http://robx1.net/index.html
http://www.victorianrailways.net/
 
SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates
Cars 1 - 40 were clerestory roof style. Cars 60 - 68 were longer cars with arched roof construction.
- pjv101.net, AW cars page

Between 1911 and 1925, cars 1 to 44 were placed into service. These were about 58' long and were of the clerestory roof style.
- pjv101.net, BW cars page

The number group was: 1 - 52 for the clerestory stock and 60 - 63, 65 for the arch roof stock.
- pjv101.net, ABW cars page

Yep, from your own source.

Opens the possiblility that 40BW and 41BW were converted later?
 
T356 Chief Train Controller

Location: KILSYTH, VICTORIA
Cars 1 - 40 were clerestory roof style. Cars 60 - 68 were longer cars with arched roof construction.
- pjv101.net, AW cars page

Between 1911 and 1925, cars 1 to 44 were placed into service. These were about 58' long and were of the clerestory roof style.
- pjv101.net, BW cars page

The number group was: 1 - 52 for the clerestory stock and 60 - 63, 65 for the arch roof stock.
- pjv101.net, ABW cars page

Yep, from your own source.

Opens the possiblility that 40BW and 41BW were converted later?
- SteamtoStay


You have searched one site, try looking a little deeper.
Don't beleive every thing you read unless you can back it up with facts, the facts are,


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SteamtoStay's History lesson 101.

1-39 BW where built from 1911-18. Clerestory roof style. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-040.asp
40-44 BW where built in 1925. Semi-elliptical roofs. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-030.asp
60-82 BW where built in 1926-27. Semi-elliptical roofs. Some converted from 1926 batch of AW's. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-050.asp
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-060.asp
1-29 AW where built from 1911-18.
30-35 AW where built in 1922. Clerestory roof style. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000746-080.asp
36-40 AW where built in 1925. Semi-elliptical roofs. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000746-090.asp
60-68 AW where built in 1926-27. Semi-elliptical roofs. http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-010.asphttp://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12903/12903-p00001-000747-020.asp
 

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