NG/G16 Tank & Bunker Build

 
Topic moved from News by dthead on 14 Mar 2015 21:28
  BigBoy2015 Station Master

Nearly complete, the new water tank and coal bunker stand in the fabricators workshop last week. Above you can see the front water tank before the outer sheets were fitted, showing the perforated internal baffle plates, and below, nearing completion. The blue steel sections are temporary supports, used while the tank parts are welded together to maintain rigidity; they are removed when the tank is complete.

These two photographs show the dummy rivets, which the fabricator is in the process of fitting. Attached using studs and a stud welder, this method is quick and easy to use. The tank platework has a mark etched into it at each rivet centre by the laser cutter which profiles the plates, and this is used to accurately locate the studs for welding, after which the pre-machined rivet heads are welded to the stud.
NG/G16 Tank & Bunker Build

How long before she is back on the rails?

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  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

How long before she is back on the rails?
BigBoy2015
How long before what is on the rails?
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
NG/G16 № 129 is a former South African Railways Beyer-Garratt steam loco being restored by Puffing Billy. More info here:
http://www.australiansteam.com/BP7430.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_NG_G16_2-6-2%2B2-6-2
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
How long before she is back on the rails?
BigBoy2015
Completely guessing here, but I'd say it's at least a year away. With a bit of luck it'll start to take shape later this year, but ultimately it depends on available workshop space (right now 6A and 7A are in the workshop), finances and manpower.

Stuff the purists, I'm damn excited to see the NGG operating, especially if it ever double-heads with G42.

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