Today we popped in to INVER Engineering to see the progress with K163’s wheelsets. The driving wheelset was setup in the horizontal borer and machining of the crankpins underway.
As stated in an earlier update, this work is taking place to correct for wear on the crankpin journals. The critical aspect of this job is to keep the crankpins apart by precisely 90 degrees so the bearings run smoothly on both sides of the engine once reassembled. This requirement is met through the setup of the wheelsets and use of the Digital Read Out (DRO) on the machine.
The surface finish on the completed crank pin is excellent, as can be seen in the picture.
The wheelsets should be returned to Newport within the next couple of weeks.
A huge thanks to the skilled team at INVER Engineering who are excellent to deal with and very professional.
Work on the axleboxes and motion gear bearings is progressing in parallel. (An update on these jobs to follow in the next post).
As always any support towards our project would be greatly appreciated. Our railway is currently not running due to the COVID-19 restrictions, thus income is nil which is severely impacting our not for profit organisation.
With the support of the general public through donations, we are hoping to complete K163’s overhaul and have her running again for everyone to enjoy as soon as restrictions are lifted. Remember donations of $500 entitle the donor to be amongst the first to drive K163 when she is back at Mornington!
Even whilst we are unable to operate to the public many of our volunteers still remain working behind the scenes to be ready for the return of operations.
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I'm a chef
These are my knives
The black handled serrated edge knife cuts an incision
Yellow handled swibo makes a clean separation of finger and bone
Blue handle is a meat slicing knife. So you would never use your fingers to steal other people's belongings anymore.
I would have no hesitation in slicing thieves fingers off.
Thieves shit me.
Only child rapists are worse.
Gee I wonder who took the number plate....
*cough* Kobey Diamond *cough*
😡😡😡😡 sorry to hear guys, W241 was always a favourite of mine, I painted it back in the days when restored in WCR days.
I have a repo of the original plates if you need to get one cast again, but hopefully it doesn't come to that and you get them back
with out pictures or CCTV its very hard to identify people in the community that have done this !
When your ready, please share cctv for circulation.
Not good guys. Hope they get caught and the plates get returned
Now Lockdown is starting to ease so are all the lowlifes around 😡Grrrrr
If you could share the footage, that would be great. Someone will recognise the thieves.
Kneecap them when caught -
I hope you get these back. This is very sad to hear. My great grandfather, grandfather and father were all railwaymen and I truly feel disappointed and angry this has happened.
That's not good. Bloody vandals😠😡🤬they just piss me off.
There are many examples of pond life, or lower, that have no regard for any sentiment others may have, so the fact that it is a charitable institution is of little interest to them. All they are interested in is themselves and the money they can make from whatever they steal, usually to feed a drug habit. Hopefully they will be caught, but the likelihood of retrieving the stolen items must be fairly unlikely. It wouldn't be surprising if the plate has either been sold to some idiot collector or more likely melted down and sold on as scrap metal. War memorial plaques in UK were targeted some years ago for melting down, if people can stoop that low, nothing would surprise me.
what a low act!!!😈😠😢
Low life’s a slap 👋 on the wrist coming up .
That's just horrible that someone's done this for the sake of money value or a collection. I know there's a thing with railway collectable things but this is lower than snake shit.
Before people play the blame game and flood with calls of who they think might've done it wait for CCTV pictures first and or strong leads. Alot of us collectors cop the blame for things we haven't done. You need to post the CCTV I don't see what the hold up is..if it was me I'd be putting it in the post to stop confusion. Of course it's a terrible thing to happen but people need to be much more on guard as theft is happening all over regardless of what the items are. But there's been an increase in railway related theft. I can't understand why people want to steal stuff of working equipment it ruins it for everyone in the rail hobby and even the tourists. Im regularly on eBay etc looking for railway items to buy and never see any stolen stuff on there so whoever is doing it is storing them away. You'd be stupid to put it on display etc. Hope they find out who it is then maybe we can all be left alone and stuff returned to owners.
So sorry to hear of the damage done 😩
Dummond probably did it, or if not, would know exactly who did? I hope the items are returned.
The tragedy is that MOST builders plates and number plates are actually stolen and sold. If you are a collector and you go to buy an item, if it doesn't have documented evidence of transfer of ownership it is STOLEN. None of the builders plates on modern locomotives reaching their end of life date have been sold or given away, they are stolen in MOST cases without authority from the actual owner of the rolling stock.
What do the plates look like
Sting them up
It's not collectable if it's stolen off working equipment or heritage related displays or even someone's private collection. I hope the people are caught as this has been going on for near two years with several places targeted. Don't know if it's all linked to one lot who's doing it.
May b best to ring all cash converters up u may have a better chance hope y find everything good luck guys
What a pig. Hope you catch them!
You scubs. Not only all the products gone. Do they Realise it is all Vollenteer and work so hard to raise money to make people to have fun. Hope they are caught.😡😠😬😡
Throw the fuckers in the army that would brake em or turn em into men
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