3112 - What's it up to?

 
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT


What do you mean by 2 different boiler designs? 
"TheFish"


3013, 3137, 3112 and 3102 have saturated boilers.  3001 and 3016 have superheated boilers.

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  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang


What do you mean by 2 different boiler designs? 
"TheFish"


3013, 3137, 3112 and 3102 have saturated boilers.  3001 and 3016 have superheated boilers.
"Duffy"


Right yes although the decision could be made I guess to superheat 3102.  Shame that the tanks wouldn't be superheated.  I think that would be rather interesting. 

Back to the topic of the thread though, I am clear on the fact that trying to reason with this fellow is extremely unlikely to ever work. I would have thought trying to contact him to at least get his permission to store the loco more properly would be worth a try though.  It's only going to continue to corrode out there and there is the serious possibility that water has already made in roads into the lagging on the boiler and cylinders.
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border

Right yes although the decision could be made I guess to superheat 3102.  Shame that the tanks wouldn't be superheated.  I think that would be rather interesting. 
"TheFish"


Don't forget to do this you would also need to replace the Slide Valves with Piston Valves.
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang

Right yes although the decision could be made I guess to superheat 3102.  Shame that the tanks wouldn't be superheated.  I think that would be rather interesting. 
"TheFish"


Don't forget to do this you would also need to replace the Slide Valves with Piston Valves.
"NSWGR 3827"


Yes that is a good point.  I guess the cost effectiveness of having a superheated engine might not be enough to warrant it.
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
The difference in saturated and superheated boilers wouldn't be a significant challenge. In terms of the structure of the boiler it's only a matter of drilling the tube plates.
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
The difference in saturated and superheated boilers wouldn't be a significant challenge. In terms of the structure of the boiler it's only a matter of drilling the tube plates.
"Fireman Dave"


Yes, flues instead of tubes.  As 3827 said though the valves would need to be rebuilt.  I guess if the engine was to be run in the long term though there would be greater fuel efficiency and power to offset this cost.
  1210_5910 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Over the Hills & far away...
3013, 3137, 3112 and 3102 have saturated boilers.  3001 and 3016 have superheated boilers.
Duffy
You can also add 3026 & 3028 to the saturated list and 3075 & 3090 to the superheated list Smile

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  JoeT Assistant Commissioner

Its that time of year again for my annual check-in on the great 3112.

How is she looking these days? Any updates?
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
No change.
  sambo Station Master

Great to see 3112 part of the easter display at the museum this weekend!
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

I understand that 3112 was moved by Australian Train Movers a week or so ago.   Any further information, please?
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
3112 is now at the Goulburn workshops
  ssaunders Train Controller

That's good news, probably means as well it won't be a volunteer restoration meaning it isn't 'years' away. (nothing wrong with volunteer restorations, but a paid team will sort it quick)

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  ssaunders Train Controller
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
this popped up on flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15264656@N02/15935175533/
ssaunders

From what I believe there is a lot of work that needs to be done, could be interesting Goulburn did a fair amount of work on 3016 some time ago..

So they have the knowledge from that, also it would have been a long time since she has been in a modern work shop!
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
Any update from those in the know?
  ssaunders Train Controller

Any update from those in the know?
Factory_Fill

Saw this posted a few days ago on Flickr. It's up and running.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/15264656@N02/32793707288/in/album-72157650856900311/

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