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STAGE 1- External Boiler and Firebox Preparation

Remove external cladding CRM Volunteers Completed
Needle-gun and sand boiler exterior to remove rust and flakes $729.00 + CRM Volunteers Funded and Completed
Remove concrete arch, grates, rockers and bars from firebox $900 + THNSW and CRM Volunteers Funded and Completed
Conduct external ultrasound thickness test on boiler and firebox RailFirst Donated Time Completed and Passed
Coat entire exterior of boiler and firebox with two coats of Apexior
No 1
$2,835.18 + CRM Volunteers Funded and Completed
Manufacture new exterior cladding $8,206.00 Funded, Completed and in storage
Remove superheater elements from smokebox $53.27 + CRM Volunteers Funded and Completed

TOTAL FUNDS EXPENDED FOR STAGE 1 – $12,723.45
STILL TO BE COMPLETED – Paint new exterior cladding – $3000

Depending on availability of funds and opportunities, Stages 2 and 3 may be conducted in reverse order, or alternatively.
* indicates that quotes are yet to be finalised. Costs are based on estimates and consultants’ reports, and on all work being conducted externally.

STAGE 2- INTERNAL BOILER REPAIRS

Removal from frame, transfer to workshop,
full inspection, flues and tubes removed
$31,500 FUNDED – THNSW GRANT + CRHR Board seed fund
Manufacture of 21 new superheater elements $80,850 Not yet funded
Manufacture of new tubes and flues *$46,000 Not yet funded
Machine and fit new fusible plug inserts *$1500 Not yet funded
Repair handhole doors and mounting *$2000 Not yet funded
Ashpan and Grate repairs *$3000 Not yet funded
Replace smokebox steam pipes *$9000 Not yet funded

STAGE 3- FRAMES, BRAKES and FINISHING

Lift loco, remove and repair bogie *$30,000 Not yet funded
Repair crossheads and slide bars *$5500 Not yet funded
Replace and remetal bushes and bearings *$8500 Not yet funded
Forward eccentric and sheave *$2000 Not yet funded
Frame rivets *$400 Not yet funded
Front of frame repairs $2000 Not yet funded
Refit wheels to frame *$4000 Not yet funded
Compressor overhaul *$4500 Not yet funded
Overhaul driver’s brake valve *$1000 Not yet funded
Overhaul triple valve *$1800 Not yet funded
Repair brake hangers and spreader beams *$4000 Not yet funded
Overhaul turbo generator *$900 Not yet funded
Inspections and commissioning *$2000 Not yet funded