R 766 gauge conversion

 
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Trouble is I have been hearing the same thing for the Past 3 years, a 6 Monthly intervals.
NSWGR 3827
That's a shame. What's your stake in the project?

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  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
That's a shame. What's your stake in the project?
Raichase
No Stake, just keep me ear to the Ground.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
No Stake, just keep me ear to the Ground.
NSWGR 3827
I was just curious, because you were behaving as if you were entitled to information. If you're just some random enthusiast like the rest of us, then you're owed nothing. It'll be ready when it's ready.
  Tuscan Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney, NSW
Last time I saw it, maybe 6 months ago, they were waiting for the pistons to come back from a firm (they were well down the list of the firm). Then the front end needs to be set up etc. etc.

They had previously lifted it 10+ times trying to sort out the misaligned axle boxes/horn cheeks (now sorted), then it was found the engine wasn't weighted enough over the trailing truck (more lifting but all corrected). But with such a small workforce and the Zephyr/scrapping of items taking most of their time the R's progress is slow but continuing.
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Last time I saw it, maybe 6 months ago, they were waiting for the pistons to come back from a firm (they were well down the list of the firm). Then the front end needs to be set up etc. etc.

They had previously lifted it 10+ times trying to sort out the misaligned axle boxes/horn cheeks (now sorted), then it was found the engine wasn't weighted enough over the trailing truck (more lifting but all corrected). But with such a small workforce and the Zephyr/scrapping of items taking most of their time the R's progress is slow but continuing.
Tuscan
Thank you Tuscan for the news it is good to hear that R766 has not faded away, people seem to forget that a lot of today's Australia was built by quiet achievers!!! !!!
  steamfreak711 Locomotive Driver

I posted some video recently of R766's last run as a coal burner:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLbKzq4BaQ

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