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Today is the day finally. The 3 RPSI baby GMs stored at Inchicore will move to Connolly within the hour. Locos 134,141 and 175 will be hauled by 071 in the retro livery due to head off a 10am. A photo stop is due at Drumcondra station just before 11am before the final short trip to Connolly shed.

 

Wish I could be there for it but stuck in work:((, if anyone can get any pics of the event that would be great.

 

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Just been informed that the transfer has been cancelled at the last minute due to "operational issues".

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Thank you. Great photos. Pity about the lack of maintenance on Connoly shed with weeds and shrubs growing from the roof that will ultimately damage the brickwork. Locos look great though. Are the three locos going to be stabled there permenantly?

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And two from me taken of all four locos at Inchicore before departure this morning. [ATTACH]24641[/ATTACH]

 

Fab pic. It's interesting to see the evolution of the loco bodies side by side in historical order from 121 through 141 and 071. Each evolution the side aprons under the sidewalks got shallower and shallower.

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It's probably an emergency coupler since she needed a tow at that end coupled to 141 and couldn't be turned. There's a standard one on the trailing end

 

Not exactly right....when 175 was being used as the pilot loco around Inchicore before withdrawal the coupler was used to shunt Mk4 coaches,

It is seen here in the dropped position.

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Nope. Fixed. I may have done the RPSI some service in this regard.

 

Hi Richie, would you like to elaborate? :)

 

E.g: have you modelled that building complete with weeds and shrubs growing on it and gutters blocked with weeds?

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Aaah, yes! that's good to see and hear.

Does anyone know how much it costs to get a loco or coach back on the rails in preservation? Obviously 134 may be in better shape than say a steamer but just a ballpark figure?

 

It really does depend on what you need to do, but for example a new set of batteries (always required!) can be easily €5000-6000 (a set of Deltic batteries costs £6000 in total).

 

Some restorations in the UK have cost upwards of £300,000. The only one I really know about is the Deltic Preservation Society's refurbishment of 55015 Tulyar, which has been a complete rebuild from frames up, with new sheeting and bogies. The air tank overhaul alone cost £3,474. Grease for the suspension, 100kg, was £480. A new set of bogies was an eye-watering £150,000!

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Aaah, yes! that's good to see and hear.

Does anyone know how much it costs to get a loco or coach back on the rails in preservation? Obviously 134 may be in better shape than say a steamer but just a ballpark figure?

 

£250k for the mechanical overhaul of a small narrow gauge tank locomotive, plus some new platework & new wheel centres http://www.whr.co.uk/appeals/russell-rebuild.

 

More machining and specialist work tends to be contracted out these days, volunteers are getting older and scarcer.

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It really does depend on what you need to do, but for example a new set of batteries (always required!) can be easily €5000-6000 (a set of Deltic batteries costs £6000 in total).

 

Some restorations in the UK have cost upwards of £300,000. The only one I really know about is the Deltic Preservation Society's refurbishment of 55015 Tulyar, which has been a complete rebuild from frames up, with new sheeting and bogies. The air tank overhaul alone cost £3,474. Grease for the suspension, 100kg, was £480. A new set of bogies was an eye-watering £150,000!

 

£250k for the mechanical overhaul of a small narrow gauge tank locomotive, plus some new platework & new wheel centres http://www.whr.co.uk/appeals/russell-rebuild.

 

More machining and specialist work tends to be contracted out these days, volunteers are getting older and scarcer.

 

Thank you both. That's more than I thought it might be especially for a narrow gauge tank loco! I really have no idea how the preservation groups manage under those circumstances

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