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Baldwin "Lyn" new build.

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Meiriongwril, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. huochemi

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    The image gallery shows that as built the whistle was the highest point on the loco, on the dome. The (or a) whistle later seems to have been moved to the cab roof. The project managers may have had to find a place for the (larger) Puffing Billy whistle but wanted to keep the one on the roof.
     
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    Very nice looking valves, as the rest of the loco.
    Custom made or standard product? Made by whom?
     
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    No not original. One of the whistles is a replica of the 1898 whistles supplied to Lyn's Australian sisters and thus possibly the same whistle that Lyn would have had, not sure of the other whistle nor why a second is needed
     
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    Details of all the parts (who made what and where and when) are available on the 60 different Lynformation online magazines (available at 762club.com) and on Mike Nelson's design pages, referred to a few posts up. The new safety valves that will be used with the boiler at only 200psi are being obtained from a maker in the US, but I haven't seen who that is. You might pm Old Kent Biker if it's a genuine inquiry for a project of your own?
     
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    I did wonder if Penberthy injectors might solve your boiler feed problems but I don't think they are rated for the sort of pressure you envisage running at. Foden and Sentinel steam lorries (particularly the latter) did run at such pressures. Have you had any consultations with the road steam people?

    PH
     
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    Genuine Penberthy injectors were available with high pressure cones (250 psi). However, the injectors fitted to Lyn appear to be cheap cardboard replicas of the original Penberthy.
     
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    The background to the Lyn photo certainly looks more Woody Bay than Alan Keef!!?
     
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    It's amazing what can be done with Photoshop... ;)
     
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    Aaaaaaaaaah booo! Got all unnecessarily excited then
     
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    No - 762! :)
     
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    One thing that's struck me about Lyn, is the size and spaciousness of the cab. Especially for a narow gauge locomotive. positively huge for such a small loco.
     
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    What happened to the post confirming it had arrived, run up and down and then been hidden away?

    The safety valves look to me to be commercially available items that I have seen on modern boilers on steam boats. I must have been mistaken. I was surprised to read they had to be obtained from the states. Are they an unusual US thread form?
     
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    I rather suspect the clue was when the poster said "photographers were asked not to publish" - presumably that applied to observers too! Don't see what difference it makes though, we all knew it would be happening at some point in the next week or two! Ah well, 'spect both our posts will be deleted too! :eek:
     
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    I hear the cesspit grade rail enthusiasts are contacting the L&B demanding the date when the engine is going to come to the railway, and what route it is going on and the right to be allowed to take photos of it and getting bad tempered when this information/right isn't been given to them.
     
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    probably the same 'enthusiasts' who demand info from WCRC, and complain when they hear nowt!
     
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    I despair..................

    What are the plans for her future operation, will she be the main loco operating all services subject to availability, or for high days and holidays only?
     
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    I demand to know when Lyn will be running on the mainline out of Waterloo! ... oh, wait;)
     

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