May212012

Tony's Britannia Arrives safely in NZ

Published by Chris Draper at 6:17 PM under Steam Locomotives

UPDATE: While Chris was away working hard in Wellington. The usual team assembled and made a start on the inspection of Tony's Britannia. Some interesting shots and a caption competition near the end. Just what was Noel doing with that torch?

 

UPDATE: Loco uncrated and safe on WCR rails 27 May. (Photo added to Gallery)

Truck arrived and unloaded Tony's Britannia today - in two pieces - Fortunately it had been shipped that way!

Tony arrives in 10 days time and I am sure we will all have some fun preparing her for a new life at the WCR.

 

 



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May212012

Milestone for the DFT Diesel Project

Published by Chris Draper at 8:21 AM under Diesel Locomotives

Now I'm off the crutches, making some progress on the big Diesel. 

Got the wheels and bearings pressed onto the axles, and took the trucks for a test run through the sharpest curves. They performed perfectly. A great day indeed.

 



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May212012

General Activity May 2012

Published by Admin at 8:17 AM under

Lots happening - just dont always remember to pick up the camera!. Rod, Bill and I have built another set of points for near the signal box, Peter and George have spent a lot of time in the signal box, and james makes the tea and learns heaps from his questions!

 



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May212012

Boilermaking 2012

Published by Chris Draper at 8:15 AM under Steam Locomotives

This year we have two boilers to make - Yesterday found the usual suspects in the shed for a full days Silver Soldering Session.

UPDATE: Second session of boiler making was held yesterday 27 May. No photos to hand of Peter's tube nest, but added photos of Rod's Boiler being worked on.



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