6029 Restoration

 
  Jajb94 Deputy Commissioner

Location: In a BAM

Just a bit of an update for those who are following the project, in late December the boiler cladding was manufactured and deliveres, and so, the fitting of it commenced over the new year break. 

Here are a selection of photos of the parts of the cladding, All of the cladding has now been fitted, and final touched are being fabricated early this month with a view for the cladding to be finished by the end of January.

The first half fitted to 6029, showing the new joint design.


The boiler cladding, having been punched and rolled waiting to be delivered to the Canberra Railway Museum.


The new 'Top Hat' joint design, which allows a rigid joint to be made and prevents it from deforming under weight.


The top hats before being folded on the Pressbrake.


A Cladding sheet being punched out on the CNC turret punch.


A small sample of the new Top Hat joint design.


As far as the cladding goes, there are some modifications required and these will be undertaken over the following weeks, along with the supply of the collars for the washout plugs and some oversized 'washers' to fit around the handrail stanchions and the various boiler fittings that protrude through the cladding.

The fit-out of the cab is continuing steadily, and there are still lots of things to do. 
Still a few big ticket items on the shopping list, including : the stoker trough that needs to get manufactured, piston rings, the electrical fit out, and various other items. 

A very big thank you to the GOLD sponsors in Goodwin ALCO who are continuing to show their support for the project in any way they can, thanks guys!

There is more info and photos on the Blog.

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  JoeT Assistant Commissioner

Great to see she's slowly getting there. I often check in on the 6029 site to see how the project is coming along.

I look forward to the day when she steams down the Illawarra and up to Moss Vale, with a diesel on the back for safety's sake obviously Smile
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Great to see she's slowly getting there. I often check in on the 6029 site to see how the project is coming along.

I look forward to the day when she steams down the Illawarra and up to Moss Vale, with a diesel on the back for safety's sake obviously Smile
"JoeT"

You'd be dreaming...

Unless the rules have changed, 60cl don't do single line tunnels due to crew safety. People can't walk away from a 60 in a single line tunnel without risk of injury.
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
Can't see there'd be a problem in the tunnels on the escarpment. They aren't anywhere near the tight clearances found on other single line tunnels.
  JoeT Assistant Commissioner


You'd be dreaming...

Unless the rules have changed, 60cl don't do single line tunnels due to crew safety. People can't walk away from a 60 in a single line tunnel without risk of injury.
"GrahamH"


If todays safety authorities, track owners and crews don't have a problem with it, even if its with the assistance of a diesel or two, I'm sure they can make it happen.

It would be a gold-plated money spinner of a tour if they did! Very Happy
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
The snow sheds would be fine but from memory Illawarra no.2 is probably not too far off the likes of pine range and burning.
If youre running down the Illawarra, coalcliff is likely to be quite unpleasent too.
No doubt the superior engineer has this all in hand though...
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
That should say pine range and burbong, not burning. Doing this on my phone and can't work out how to edit posts.
  JoeT Assistant Commissioner

The snow sheds would be fine but from memory Illawarra no.2 is probably not too far off the likes of pine range and burning. If youre running down the Illawarra, coalcliff is likely to be quite unpleasent too. No doubt the superior engineer has this all in hand though...
"Duffy"


No more unpleasent than double or even triple heading loco's, which have often tackled these sections.

As far as I know the original ban related to the fact one could not safely evacuate the loco without slipping past the cylinders on either end and it wasn't possible to climb over the front or rear either.

When these loco's were running around as single units hauling freight in the middle of nowhere, one can completely understand such concerns, but I can't see how hauling the odd passenger tour with the assistance of a diesel or two at the rear today would be a major issue.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Comes down to risk scores/profile I guess. In the case of a derailment in such a tunnel, no number of diesels is going to enable the crew to escape.
  JoeT Assistant Commissioner

Very ture. I've been discussing this elsewhere and it seems that the chances of seeing her climbing the Illawarra escarpment or the North Coast ranges are very slim and I can understand that. Just a shame from a buff perspective is all Sad
  tezza Chief Commissioner
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Juicy stuff - thanks for that tezza 8)
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Juicy stuff - thanks for that tezza 8)
wurx
Yes very juicy I can't wait for 6029 after seeing that video awesome stuff!!!!
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Yes very juicy I can't wait for 6029 after seeing that video awesome stuff!!!

Salty21
I am one of the lucky one to have seen the 60 Class in action. Awesome. But I wonder how many would be needed to haul a 9000 tonne coal train?
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Took 2 for 1200 tons
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Took 2 for 1200 tons
alcoworldseries
Depends on the grades. There is 1/40 climbing Fassifern. From memory 1 hauled 1000 tons from Newdell to PTW. Open to correction from a railpager with load tables.
  Jajb94 Deputy Commissioner

Location: In a BAM
It's ALIVE!!!!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3MuFfLOyCw&feature=youtu.be


Had a Boiler Steam trial today, and no problems so far.


I do apologise for the poor quality video, I used my phone to record this.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Don't apologise for any lack of quality, the fact that someone recorded this historic moment is enough! Wow!
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Don't apologise for any lack of quality, the fact that someone recorded this historic moment is enough! Wow!
Raichase

Just awesome. Did it vaporise the camera man? Just kidding. Thanx for that historic footage. Not since 1972???
  Jajb94 Deputy Commissioner

Location: In a BAM
Just awesome. Did it vaporise the camera man? Just kidding. Thanx for that historic footage. Not since 1972???
nswtrains

Not quite, I had the superior protection of the #2 end of 44208 to shelter me.
and I believe 1981 was the last time she had steam in her boiler. Don't quote me though
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Not quite, I had the superior protection of the #2 end of 44208 to shelter me.
and I believe 1981 was the last time she had steam in her boiler. Don't quote me though
Jajb94



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYDq1Xk9NVQ

Another view!
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks for sharing. Great to see the progress being made.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Great to see it alive enough now to build up some steam....and to "talk" as well! Very Happy

What has yet to be done to get it moving under its own steam?
  Jajb94 Deputy Commissioner

Location: In a BAM
Great to see it alive enough now to build up some steam....and to "talk" as well! Very Happy

What has yet to be done to get it moving under its own steam?
wurx


Valves to be installed (potentialy with new rings)
Pistons to be installed with new (very expesive rings)
valves to be set
Ash pan to be repaired and installed
Air Compressor tested
generator tested
wiring installed
Train Radio installed
stoker motor tested
full static steam test including lifting safety valves
Any repairs if required
then static crew training

And that is just off the top of my head.


Then we might get to move it.
So still a large amount of work to go, and the expensive bits sadly, so we need donations to get it across the line. I would suggest, that if this money (aprox 70-80k) was raised before easter, we may be able to see her in steam for Fathers day, weather she will run, is also dependant on getting her listed in the TOC manual, and therefore there lies a bit of paperwork ahead.

But if we all get behind this project, it is possible to see her move under her own power by the end of the year.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
A truly historic moment, I can't wait to see a Garrett in Operation, people will flock from everywhere to see her move under her own power

Kind Regards

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