The Mornington Railway is benefiting greatly through the partnership between Tourist & Heritage Railways in Victoria for the cascade of materials from Level Crossing Removal Project. This is a great example of reuse and recycling to achieve a good outcome for the community.
Fantastic to be working closely with the wonderful team Mornington Community Safe Link, towards a common goal of proving a safe pathway for the community. Jump aboard and show your support by signing the petition to assist with this great community initiative.￼
chng.it/QLKsSBfLWe are working closely with Mornington Railway to resolve the gateway for safe passage on and off the Peninsula, community infrastructure for locals plus open up a range of tourist opportunities 🚂 🚲
We may not be currently open for the public to travel aboard our heritage trains during the lock down restrictions. That has not slowed us down when it comes to meeting with other local community groups to discuss opportunities. One such group, Mornington Community Safe Link whom we are working hand in hand to have a safer community focused access links on the Peninsula. For more details of their proposed, safe community pathway check out their Facebook page. ...
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!