DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.

DSCR has tried something a bit different (well at least for DSCR) and produced a video giving a brief outline of the history of the Double Ended Leylands, the progress on the restoration of 53RM and what is the next step in that restoration.

If successful possibly other projects such as 32 or the current painting of the Y Class may be so presented.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW-iyh7D6o4

"PE"


Very nice presentation there, good to see the pics of when 53 first came to Daylesford compared to now. She's looking a good deal healthier now!

I say deffinately make simmilar videos for other projects at the railway, it's a good insight into what's going on with the various projects.

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  Katie Caboose Station Master

Location: near Rosstown railway- long wait between trains
Well done stitching all that info into a decent video. (compliments to the author/ editor.)
Important question:
Are the black & white photos used in the footage actually of 53rm, or just of other Leylands used for illustrative purposes?
If there are some of 53rm- which ones????
  PE Chief Train Controller

Yes, the photo after the slide which says after the Walkers were introduced all the wooden bodies railmotors were withdrawn is 53, either at Numurkah or more likely Shepparton.

53 is easy to pick after 1935 as it's been (and was the only one done so) fitted with an experimental roof mounted radiator like the P.Es. on the Second Class end.
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
These two fire warnings are current for this area.

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Incident Information:

There is a large, fast moving grassfire in the 4.5KM NW BLAMPIED area.
It is travelling in a South Easterly direction.
This fire is expected to impact Kangaroo Hills, Kingston, Leonards Hill, Mount Prospect, Sailors Falls and Muskvale.

  • This grassfire is approximately 500 hectares in size and is out of control.






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Incident Information:

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It is travelling in a South Easterly direction.


This fire is expected to impact Bullarto, Bullarto South, Daylesford, Hepburn, Musk, Woodburn between the hours of 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM.

  • This grassfire is approximately 500 hectares in size and is out of control.



  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p

Hi all,

For something a bit different and to show some of the work involved in way & works maintenence at a tourist railway, a few of us shot some video last Saturday while replacing the 60lb D rail on the curve at the up end of Musk with 75lb rail.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QC7TXrsyOs

The line between Musk to Bullarto will be rebuilt with volunteer labour from the DSCR.

  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station



Hi all,

For something a bit different and to show some of the work involved in way & works maintenence at a tourist railway, a few of us shot some video last Saturday while replacing the 60lb D rail on the curve at the up end of Musk with 75lb rail.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QC7TXrsyOs

The line between Musk to Bullarto will be rebuilt with volunteer labour from the DSCR.

"VRfan"


Now that I see all the specialist tools in operation I can see what a boost to productivity and OHS you have.  Less back-breaking work and fewer chances of injury.

  J516 Locomotive Driver

Location: Victoria

Looks good, but noticed no lubricating fish plates while broken and no ratty sleepers being replaced while the rail is off. Is this more a resource issue or do you guys prefer to do tie renewal  in large chunks?

Still an interesting video. Cheers

  PE Chief Train Controller




Looks good, but noticed no lubricating fish plates while broken and no ratty sleepers being replaced while the rail is off. Is this more a resource issue or do you guys prefer to do tie renewal in large chunks?

Still an interesting video. Cheers

"J516"


Not sure about lubricating fish plates? Have never seen any reference to such in the VR books.

The plan with the Bullarto section is to replace all the rail first, tie it together with the ok sleepers still there and then come through with the sleeper renewal machines and do mass replacement in one go. Volunteers are coordinating annual leave/time off in March and April to achieve such.

In this way the machines only need to be used once and all the materials required got together in bulk instead of doing a section, then bring them back in, more rail and then taking them out again. After that ballasting will be undertaken with the new ballast regulator, the jacking, aligning tamper will then do the whole track then another go over with the regulator and the jobs finished (sounds easy if you say it quick).

So plenty of work if people want to come up and help and with the machines not too back breaking either.

  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p

Hi all,

A bit of a look at volunteering at the DSCR



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm-_Zskb5aU

  639 Chief Commissioner


Hi all,

A quick update..

More rail worn 60lb rail has been replaced in the Bullarto section with 75lb recovered form Wahgunyah.
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The new spiking hammer has proved extremely useful!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8iEKq7juas&list=UUVEc_Ii_5kh3te2pWa9g8uA


The majority of the rail replacement is completed, now the dogs will be removed on the marked sleepers and reclaimed. Then on to replacing the sleepers!

Work on 32RM has now progressed into the guards van. The floor is being repaired where needed.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8469/8444242924_bff81e42f7_c.jpg[/img]

The internal panels are being fitted to the double ender.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8444280130_93019482be_c.jpg[/img]

Also the wings are being applied to Y159.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8443151551_6f8d6ce864_c.jpg[/img]

And the WT is getting a spruce up.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8443189971_c6043728a6_c.jpg[/img]

  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Those workman's cars look an absolute treat!
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
And they're still used for their original purpose... Smile
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p

Hi all,

The Y is almost there with some finishing touches being applied. Here's a couple of images from the weekend

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vrfan/8460233727/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vrfan/8460234013/

  639 Chief Commissioner


Hi all,

The main work on the track to Bullarto has been the removal of dog spikes from the sleepers marked for replacement.  This has been made far easier with the use of the recently acquired spike reclaimer.  So far we have reclaimed around 4000 spikes in a couple of days.  
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8487515451_bc8a80e9e9_c.jpg[/img]

Also the first sleepers have been removed from the section.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8488609152_7e6ec328dd_c.jpg[/img]

32RM's restoration continues,  the first layer of the new guards van floor is being fitted.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8487516869_8826d7514c_c.jpg[/img]

[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8488605542_475d177a88_c.jpg[/img]

  J516 Locomotive Driver

Location: Victoria

That spike reclaimer looks like a mean beast! Would have to make picking up the scrap redundant. What is it like for the sorting part ie separating the scrap from the reusable? For example out of the 4,000 odd spikes, there would be a percentage suffering from area loss, necking, undercutting etc.

Or do you have the issue of double handling back at base?

  45RM Station Master




That spike reclaimer looks like a mean beast! Would have to make picking up the scrap redundant. What is it like for the sorting part ie separating the scrap from the reusable? For example out of the 4,000 odd spikes, there would be a percentage suffering from area loss, necking, undercutting etc.

Or do you have the issue of double handling back at base?

"J516"

Once the dog spikes have been cleaned in the tumbler, a conveyor belt drops them out the back onto a movable shelf, where one or two people sort them into (1) re-usables, (2) suitable for yards and sidings, or (3) scrap.  Out of the nearly 5000 collected so far, about 50% are re-usable, 45% yards and sidings, and 5% scrap.  They are then tossed into drums or bins which can be picked up by the gantry crane and lifted onto the flat-top trolley.

Without the reclaimer this would have taken volunteers weeks if not months to achieve!

  639 Chief Commissioner


Been a busy few weeks around the railway!

The main focus has been on the track to Bullarto, nearly 2000 new sleepers have been delivered and inserted into the track over the past week.
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Also 159's repaint has finally been completed.

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  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner


[quote="639"]

Been a busy few weeks around the railway!

The main focus has been on the track to Bullarto, nearly 2000 new sleepers have been delivered and inserted into the track over the past week.
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Do each of the new sleepers have a gang nail fitted at each end?, and, ahh, the side insertion method. I bet you don't have the problems the other "professional" mob have had................... (This is not picking, I've done my share of sleeper insertions in the past - albeit using sleeper tongs to drag them through - hard bloody work)
Congratulations with your progress and thankyou for your semi regular updates.

  inter Train Controller

Location: Shrinking wheels
Yes they do have gang nails either end. Makes it a bit hard at times to tell the grain pattern.
All the trenches were scarified prior to insertion so no fear of re creating the NE SG.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Plus we are replacing timber sleepers with timber sleepers of the same depth, not deeper concrete sleepers.
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner




Plus we are replacing timber sleepers with timber sleepers of the same depth, not deeper concrete sleepers.

"VRfan"


"Fun" work.  I could only imagine the environment (ie. location) would make the job very satisfying.  Hats off to you all.


  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
I just hope that you have 24 hr security on those stockpiled sleepers - other groups have had them disappear
  639 Chief Commissioner




I just hope that you have 24 hr security on those stockpiled sleepers - other groups have had them disappear

"trestle_nutter"


They are all under the track at the moment so its somewhat harder for them to disappear...  

  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley





I just hope that you have 24 hr security on those stockpiled sleepers - other groups have had them disappear

"trestle_nutter"


They are all under the track at the moment so its somewhat harder for them to disappear...

"639"


any figures on how many were inserted in how many days?

  639 Chief Commissioner








I just hope that you have 24 hr security on those stockpiled sleepers - other groups have had them disappear

"trestle_nutter"


They are all under the track at the moment so its somewhat harder for them to disappear...

"639"


any figures on how many were inserted in how many days?

"trestle_nutter"


Its probably taken around 5-6 days so far to get the ones delivered to Bullarto under.   Took approx 3 days to transport them out to the locations along the line.

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