Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Meiriongwril, Jan 25, 2009.
Safety valves pictured in latest Lynformation, so I guess mystery is solved!
Indeed! That was very timely.
Still some work to be done on the safety valves, but here they are being tested...
What a beauty, Maunsell Olive Green has always been a favourite livery of mine but is strange seeing it on a narrow gauge loco. She will look great alongside Lyd.
@ Old Kent Biker: Well that proves Lyn has working safety valves! Thanks for the picture!
It's the same picture (one of two) of the safety valves I published in LYNfo60. I'm trying to find out from the project team why they are lower than on the original, and if that will always be the case...
A great achievement which I hope to see running in my County sometime.
Its amazing to see it finally leap into tangible life from off the pages of old black and white photos. I'd planned to get down to Woody on the 29th, but it looks like boring, stupid obligations will keep me here that weekend.
Corrected your mistake so you don't arrive a month late. Also just had a chat on the phone to the fireman who is involved with me helping to restore a railway coach, who will be firing the engine on that day and the weekend and he is looking forward to getting hold of the shovel and putting the coal into the firebox.
Many thanks for your efforts, Martyn. The excitement at Woody must be palpable by now! So frustrating about the injectors, though.
He's a lucky guy! I can well imagine that Lyn is going to be a very powerful engine, and on an autumn day, when the gales start pummelling in off the Bristol Channel, that 762s cab will be a very enviable place to be.
In response to the safety valve enquiry above, 762 Club Project Manager Peter Best says
"The boiler is [rated at] 250 psi, much higher than the original, so we needed to use modern high release valves. LYN is not a replica but a modern engine, constructed to look similar to the original."
So I hope that explains. Not quite the same as in 1898, but heck, I can live with that!
Like most new locos has anyone sent any comfy blankets to Woody Bay in advance of LYN's arrival? can't wait to see her at Woody..........................
I think it looks pretty great too, though the original livery is pretty great, I believe the domes were lined out with that one.
Lyn and Lyd double heading, that'll be a treat!!
Better yet, "Lyn" crossing "Lyd" at Woody Bay, while the arguments over "Yeo's" first livery rage on these pages. Put me down for L&B Holly Green with Indian Red undercarriage!
When I first got to know Exmoor, the L&B was firmly on the dead/gone/not-coming-back list..... so Maunsell green livery on a narrow gauge loco is one strangeness which I'm more than relaxed about have to get used to..... in a 'if I had a tail, I'd be wagging it' sort of way!!
Frankly, I could've lived with the lined black and name painted on the cab as per the earliest incarnation.... and.... no, I don't have any issues with the Lempor chimney, or the piston valves, or the superheating, or the boiler pressure, or the safety valves. It's been a fantastic experience to watch "Lyn" go from dream to drawing to reality.... and soon.... to Woody Bay. Happiness overload!!
(p.s. Don't tell anyone, but I actually thought "Lyd" looked rather fine in BR mixed traffic lined black as 30190.)
What's the logic for the two whistles?
So they can play 'On Ilkley Moor'?
Not too sure on the L&B, but back in the day, on the Isle of Man, locos on trains approaching Douglas from Port Erin and St.John's lines used different tones to alert the signal box to their approach.
Is it a replica of an original feature? Back in the day, some locos had two whistles - one for general warning, the other of a different pitch to give instructions to the guard. I'm not sure if the original L&B locos did that, but certainly some lines did.
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