jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Jt393, what is your deal with dragging up old threads for rather unnecessary questions? If any of these topics have new info come to hand, it'll more than likely make its way here without your shove.
"VBAndy"


Because I'm interested and want to keep up to speed with everything. I like news and I though there's probably something new in regards to Yx141.

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  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Has PRR done any trials run on Yx141 yet?

"jt393"


Not yet, aside from the usual boiler ticket requirements and short movements in the yard to check valve setting, motion, etc. Tender is looking almost complete (being a brand new tender), air brake installation continues, and the loco is now painted. Photos will come in due course. 
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Has PRR done any trials run on Yx141 yet?

"jt393"


Not yet, aside from the usual boiler ticket requirements and short movements in the yard to check valve setting, motion, etc. Tender is looking almost complete (being a brand new tender), air brake installation continues, and the loco is now painted. Photos will come in due course.
"simont141"


Thanks for the update, simont141 Very Happy
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Be great to see Yx141 eventually return to the rails, I might check it out myself if I decide to drive to Quorn next year.
  h8r Beginner

Jt393, what is your deal with dragging up old threads for rather unnecessary questions? If any of these topics have new info come to hand, it'll more than likely make its way here without your shove.
"VBAndy"


Because I'm interested and want to keep up to speed with everything. I like news and I though there's probably something new in regards to Yx141.
"jt393"


So am I, because since NM25 is now operational, the PRR would concentrate on Yx141 again, I reckon
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Suspect Yx141's return now dependant on that bane of all preservation societies, internal politics!! Some bad vibes coming from Quorn at times of late.
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
There is still some material work to be complete on Yx141 so that the paperwar to satisfy the Regulator can be submitted. Installation of air brake pipe work and all the electrical string/switches/lights are a few things need to be complete for the paperwar.
I'd envisage main line testing will occur at the start of the 2013 steam season.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
I have been sent three pics taken by the project manager of the new cylinder castings.
http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/ngordy/library/Yx141?sort=3&page=1#
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
I have been sent three pics taken by the project manager of the new cylinder castings.
https://www.facebook.com/gordon.byles.1/media_set?set=a.890962700918510.1073741828.100000143654062&type=3
nm39

The link doesn't quite seem to be working for me and probably a few others.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
The link doesn't quite seem to be working for me and probably a few others.
DounutCereal

Have shifted the pics to PhotoBucket. Can you please see if it works for you, because it will always work for me.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
Have shifted the pics to PhotoBucket. Can you please see if it works for you, because it will always work for me.
nm39

It works (provided you manually type in the : after the http)
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
It works (provided you manually type in the : after the http)
DounutCereal

I think I've fixed it. Thanks.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
Three more pics from the project manager of the cylinder replacement of Yx141.

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/ngordy/library/Yx141_02?sort=3&page=1
Having looked over the thread it seems to lack any information as to what has happened to Yx141 and why it is getting new cylinders. So here goes:-

When Yx141 reached completion of rebuild, it had all the necessary boiler inspections and was given a clean bill of health in that respect. The next job was to go and fill up the tender with water and coal and take it for test runs.

With a full head of steam, it headed out of the loco forecourt at the depot down to the gate and set back up the triangle road to the water column.

It was there that someone noticed that the steam was exhausting in a place that was a little strange. Most locos don't have any steam come out of the top of cylinder adjacent the loco frame.......

That put an end to any trials.

Examinations showed that the fireman's side (RHS) cylinder was cracked in a place that was not easily seen and only visible through a hole in the top of the casting.

After dismantling the loco back to a state where the cylinder could be removed which included the removal of the boiler (done by a crew consisting mostly of members and volunteers from Victoria who gained precious experience doing it) it was decided to replace both cylinders.

Sourcing cylinders was attempted from other locos of the same design (Colonial Mogul by Beyer Peacock) but when the loco was converted to Yx from Y class the cylinders were modified slightly and others would not have suited and could quite easily have suffered the same failure. Seeing if any other preservation society had patterns for casting available also turned up no good news. As a result, due to an injection of funds by an anonymous donor, a set of patterns were produced and the cylinders cast.

Now we need to have these machined and the whole loco reassembled.

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