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1741D work has begun!

02 Feb 2017, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1741D

Many years out in the rain, and also water egress testing at Redbank has meant plenty of rust has had a chance to take hold around the cab structure. So one of the early pieces of work is to attack and remediate the oxidisation.

The driver’s side front and side inner wall panels were removed to allow us to gain access to the external sheeting.

1741D arrives at Blackstone

09 Dec 2016, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1741D

1741D has arrived at its temporary home at Blackstone, Ipswich, Queensland!

From here, work will begin prepping her for starting which involves replenishing all removed fluids, batteries and of course fuel. Mechanically she is considered to be in running condition. Cosmetics will be remedied further down the track (so to speak) where she will need to a bit of TLC due to corrosion/rust issues.

See more photos of the delivery in 1741D’s page.

1707D work has been halted for the moment.

03 Nov 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

All work on 1707D at the QPSR compound Box Flat has been halted since September 1st awaiting its transfer to Number 4 Road for panel repairs and painting to occur. No further work to the Cab is possible unless welding repairs are carried out.

Until the QPSR Board organise this to happen further work upon 1707D is not in any way feasible.

The assembly of the bogies will begin once components arrive back from Mackay.

1707D Update

11 Feb 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

Photos of load regulator and fan fitted, We have some plumbing to refit to the load regulator and finish tensioning the fan on the shaft.
Sunday 8th Workday Thanks to all who assisted.

1707 8.2.15 (2)

Hosed and Loaded

11 Jan 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1225, 1707D

Our working bee on Sunday had both of our old girls receiving attention. 1707D had it’s load regulator / Viking fuel pump reinstalled, with the job of connecting up the various hoses partially completed. 1225’s engine has had a liberal application of lubricant to assist in freeing her engine up. At least one stroke was managed in barring over the engine, but more progress will be attempted in a few weeks to allow the diesel to soak in around the cylinder heads.

Working Bee – Fuel Tank Repairs

06 Oct 2014, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

This Working Bee concentrated on repairs to the fuel tank.

  • The Fuel tank was moved so the suction pipe could be repaired and replaced;
  • The Fuel tank had new mounting bolts and inspection plate bolts replaced;
  • Further work was carried out in the cab
  • Further repairs are required to the air box drains and the fuel filling points.
New Mounting Bolts

New Mounting Bolts

1707D Update

24 Jun 2014, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D, News

A little bit of good news of late, we have sourced an air-conditioning pod and are currently putting the wheels back on the axles.

1707D Update!

27 Oct 2013, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D, News

The wheels and axles for 1707D are in progress of being rewheeled now. We should also have a few outstanding parts for this loco shortly.