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[quote=neillfarmer]One way to check the original identity of units would be to look at the stampings on components such as wheels, driving pins etc. Some of these did get changed around but not to the ...

[quote=M636C]Having checked the Wikipedia page on the 60 class, it appears that Beyer Peacock insisted that they be paid an amount if any of the unassembled complete locomotives were to be assembled. ...

[quote=M636C][quote]Under the agreement for cancelling the last 3 locomotives and accepting 3 complete but in parts and another 2 as incomplete locomotives was the provision that only 42 locomotives ...

[quote=dm211060][quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]So, effectively 6042 in storage at Forbes is actually the original 6010.[/i][/font][/size][/color]

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[quote=Z VAN]I would like to compliment SDS Models on going that extra mile/kilometre to fore fill my special request.

When the four wheeled tank wagons were listed on the website and three wagons ...

[quote=M636C][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i] Of the other eight, 6043 to 6050, three mostly complete locomotives now classified as spare parts were delivered and two further incomplete locomo ...

[quote=M636C][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]When NSW cancelled some of the order for 50 60 class and received some of the others as unassembled spares there was reportedly an agreement with B ...

[quote=steve_w_1990]90% although there were a few good guesses! How many 34 class locos there were and who designed the 32 class were 50/50 guesses.

6040 being the last loco to enter service threw ...

[quote=SaltyDog]Hi a6et. We both got it wrong. NSWR in Colour 1855-195[u]7[/u] But as I mentioned, I have that book and whilst it shows the interior of a contemporary American Sitting Car, its no ...

[quote=SaltyDog]Hello Everyone. I am hoping those members who model the early days of the railways might be able to help. I have nearly completed a scratchbuilt model of Sleeping Car No. 9 which w ...

90%, one of the 2 I got wrong I knew as soon as I clicked on it that I was wrong, along with at least two flukes.

Posted 01 Nov 2019 11:12 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=LowndesJ515][quote]While 6029 is operational its possibly part of the overall operating steam fleet but who owns it, still in Canberra's listing?

*Cut*

While the NSWGR had its own in hous ...

Posted 31 Oct 2019 08:42 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=neillfarmer]The suggestion to look for another 36 as well as 3642 has merit. 3616 could suit requirements well as it has a Geisl exhaust ejector which should reduce cylinder back pressure and i ...

Posted 30 Oct 2019 22:31 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=M636C][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]As has been pointed out, the Germans made the boiler according to the plans supplied, but the problem was that they had not been checked off correc ...

Posted 30 Oct 2019 10:15 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=c3526blue][quote]Stupid gunzel question, is the boiler of 3801 different to the other (former) operational loco, 3830 ??

Most will know where I'm going with this.

Regards,

David Head[/quo ...

Posted 29 Oct 2019 22:38 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=nswtrains][quote][quote][quote]Not too long ago THNSW said that the German built boiler would be fixed up to Australian standards as a spare boiler, from what I know that process will probably ...

Posted 29 Oct 2019 18:14 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=DCook]Not too long ago THNSW said that the German built boiler would be fixed up to Australian standards as a spare boiler, from what I know that process will probably start once 3801 is finish ...

Posted 29 Oct 2019 14:50 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

If it's too big or small, what are they going to do?  Build an all new 38 that's sized to match?
Sell it to some company that needs a stationary boiler.
Valvegear
Wasn't t ...

Posted 28 Oct 2019 22:30 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

I have a question, did anyone even consider Ainsworth Engineering at the original time of tender for the Boiler? or weren't they even thought of?
lsrailfan
The question would be could Ai ...

Good news indeed.
The railway dog
Thanks John, will now delete my post.

Stephen Ottoway has indicated that the next edition should be available around April next year with at least an ...

Posted 24 Oct 2019 22:14 in New South Wales by a6et

[quote=djf01][quote]Where did you get your information about the Sydney electric network being inefficient. If the 1500vdc was as inefficient as you say then why are any of our trains electric? [/quot ...

[left][color=#111111][size=3][font=Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif]This morning I had to go to John Hunter for pacemaker check prior to surgery next week, as it needs replacing. On returning by bus/trai ...

Posted 22 Oct 2019 09:22 in New South Wales by a6et

[quote=justapassenger][quote]"It will allow" ... But will it actually happen? Is the UK actually using this hybrid system on its CAFs?[/quote]Yes! The Civity UK multiple units ordered by Transport for ...

Posted 21 Oct 2019 18:38 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote][quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]Thanks for the information, a shame it's taken so long (all credit for that to Dampflokwerk Meiningen) [/i][/font][/size][/co ...

Posted 21 Oct 2019 13:18 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by a6et

[quote=M636C][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]Thanks for the information, a shame it's taken so long (all credit for that to Dampflokwerk Meiningen) [/i][/font][/size][/color]

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