I think that the sanders on the locomotive have been totally changed from original configuration. I believe it now has trailing sands on the driving wheels.
If you read some of the older posts on this thread that talk about this the immense scale of some of the boiler repairs necessary becomes apparent and in one article it says that 3830 will need a full boiler lift and potentially severe boiler repairs, possibly even a new boiler, before it returns to serviceIF, & that word is the biggest in the English dictionary, IF the old boiler used on 3801 had to be lifted and basically rebuilt even though it was said to be beyond repair and cost factors associated with it, then why cannot the boiler be repaired especially in the specific damaged areas?
a6, 13,s boiler had a bit chopped out for IIRC inspection purposes, for 01 initial resto in 1986, making it beyond repair. Open to correction.I would say that the boiler of 13 which was overhauled prior to Shirley sending it to the back of Clyde wagon works in the paddock is likely beyond anything of value except for scrap, how long has it sat out in the rust heap at Dorrigo, if there was some cutting out from the boiler and I have a fellow who might know and will contact him for an answer if he knows, then combined with rust and the cut out, nothing more needs to be said.
Was not aware of 3820 being used for bits at all.
I don't think anything has gone from 3820. It is kept complete and unchanged as it was when in service. This would preclude it from ever being overhauled and returned to running order. I think this Museumism is over done but the curators of what ever have so decreed.Neil, If 20 is complete and unchanged from its in service days, then there is nothing preventing it from being returned to service, except the money needed. Assuming there is nothing actually that has been taken from it, especially in regard to the boiler, the aspect of it being merely boiler life expired, or the reality of that being that as it was due for inspection and re-certification at the time of its final withdrawal there is no reason why, like the boiler on 01 which was not deemed to be good enough and why the German fiasco developed it is repairable within certain conditions. Even something crazy like 01 endured with the BP reduced by 25psi for some time.
That just leaves 3830 as the most likely if another 38 were to be put back into service.
All these locomotives are still the property of the NSW State Govt so a change in 3820's status might be difficult to effect.
I find it unlikely that nothing has been taken from 3820, obviously broken parts from the operations of 3801 and 3830 have been switched into 3820If a boiler Certificate was issued and revoked two weeks later after trials, the reason would be known.
All that I heard was that there was major crown stay damage
Apparently in 2013 the boiler inspector gave 3830 it's boiler certificate, then two weeks later he want back and the boiler was in such bad condition that the certificate was suddenly revoked, the reason for the damage is still unknown
(information from this thread https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11373832-0-asc-s0.htm)
I have not heard what they intend to do next. there are a number of options. eg, using the team and experience gained on 3801 put 3830 back into service, overhaul 3642, overhaul another 36 class, 3616 or 3609.3609 is out of the picture as it has been transferred to Junee for static display
After all this time 3801 has just done a mainline trial, Sydney Trains Vlogs recorded it going through Chester Hill todayNice and busy video.
Why would the fitting of the air reverser make it any more superior to having the standard reverser?I have not heard what they intend to do next. there are a number of options. eg, using the team and experience gained on 3801 put 3830 back into service, overhaul 3642, overhaul another 36 class, 3616 or 3609.3609 is out of the picture as it has been transferred to Junee for static display
3616 though seems like a good contender for restoration
Just an idea though, what if they took the power reverser off 3642 and installed it on 3616. That would combine two of the most economic upgrades and potentially make a superior 36 class