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Post by 35005CP on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:47 am

Hi all,

Does anyone know what the progress is with this loco? It seems to have been a long time with the overhaul since she last run... I can't find any progress on her on the website. This is the latest I can find? So it appears as though she is close to running? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keighley_and_Worth_Valley_Railway#Steam_locomotives

It states that the boiler cladding is now on and the boiler is being tackled? Strange, you would think that the boiler would be tackled first before putting all of the cladding on???

If anyone has any photos recently - It would be great to see. Brings back some good memories of this loco from when I was a youngster! Fond memories seeing it with my dad. Smile

Thanks

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35012 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:09 pm

If you scroll down the index page of the KWVR website you will find a picture of the newly completed but unpainted tender for 34092. Work on the loco is now concentrating on the boiler and the fitting of the flue tubes.

http://www.kwvr.co.uk/index.htm

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:22 pm

Excellent - Thanks for the feedback. So going very well then. Better than expected. Could be a possibility of returning to steam next year, especially now they are close to having done the cladding?

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:36 pm

Does anybody have any news on 34092 with current progress or expectation to steam?

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:00 pm

It looks as though 34092 is nearing completion; http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/5053472.Tender_nearer_to_reunion_with_loco/
But when exactly I don't know. Although in the article it states another 2 years. I wonder if the reason she is taking some time is because of the extensive repairs needed to be done to get her fit for mainline duties once again?

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35012 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:31 pm

35005CP wrote:It looks as though 34092 is nearing completion; http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/5053472.Tender_nearer_to_reunion_with_loco/
But when exactly I don't know. Although in the article it states another 2 years. I wonder if the reason she is taking some time is because of the extensive repairs needed to be done to get her fit for mainline duties once again?

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According to the guy's at the K&WVR the loco will not be going mainline.

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:01 pm

That is very sad news... I wonder if she is going to be fitted with the Giesel Ejector again? This is one reason why I think she should return to mainline use. If for anything to get the money back for the extensive overhaul.

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35012 on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:25 pm

The overhaul has been a complete nightmare for the group as if you remeber they had the loco's axleboxes stolen and then later flood dammage!

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 34070 Manston on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:15 pm

35005CP wrote:That is very sad news... I wonder if she is going to be fitted with the Giesel Ejector again? This is one reason why I think she should return to mainline use. If for anything to get the money back for the extensive overhaul.
35012 wrote:The overhaul has been a complete nightmare for the group as if you remeber they had the loco's axleboxes stolen and then later flood dammage!

If "City of Smells" is unlikely to go mainline, and the group in question are cash-strapped due to the above problems, perhaps they could come to an arrangement with "Braunton"'s owners to use the Giesl ejector. Just a thought.

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35012 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:45 pm

I agree, it would certainly be intersting to have a rebuilt with a Giesl ejector.

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Post by 34070 Manston on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:04 pm

35012 wrote:I agree, it would certainly be intersting to have a rebuilt with a Giesl ejector.
And with "Braunton" going "mainline", the cost of the Giesl ejector would pay for itself very quickly both in terms of performance, and possibly more important, less coal would be used! Wink

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 34028 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

by 35012 Today at 1:45 pm

.I agree, it would certainly be intersting to have a rebuilt with a Giesl ejector..

I've often wondered how a rebuilt would perform with a Geisel ejector fitted.

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 35005CP on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:01 pm

From memory I vaguely remember a 9F being fitted with a Giesel Ejector (92250 I believe). I believe this is what kicked off the the testing on other locos. I also believe there were plans a-foot to fit 50 of the Bulleids with the Giesel Ejector - But money wouldn't allow. Also merchant Vavy's were in the pipeline for being tested upon - But never happened.
With regards to 34092, this I believe was done when she was at the KWVR? i don't remember reading or seeing any pictures of her with it fitted prior to Preservation?

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by 34070 Manston on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:14 pm

I'll have a rummage around when I get home, after visiting the pub for some Stress Management Therapy drunken drunken , and see if I still have the copy of The Railway Magazine that has the article in it. Very Happy

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Re: 34092 - City of Wells

Post by dikkidee on Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:28 pm

34064 Fighter Command was fitted with a Geisel ejector from 1962 - it was highly successful but was never carried forward because of the impending demise of steam.

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