Thursday, October 21, 2010

Almost ready

4464 was put onto the load box this week to do the final tuning and rack settings on the engine.


Our friends from Drivetrain were present to perform the testing along with our old mate Col Parry.


4464 was hooked up to a portable load bank and when run at full power was making 1800 horsepower.


4464 will soon be performing mainline trials. We expect to announce the first tour soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Adding the numbers

4464 is almost ready to return to service. During the past few months the final detail parts have been added to the locomotive and the trial run is now very close. During the past week the interior cab numbers were hand painted by Roy Howarth.4464 1a

These photos show Roys handy work in both driving cabs.4464 1b 4464 2a 4464 2b

We expect 4464 to be performing trials in the next month.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 and a new start for 4464

After a short break during the festive season the reactivation of 4464 has recommenced. Some rewiring has been performed and the locomotive has been started for the first time in 15 years.

We expect to be doing mainline trials with 4464 around April.

More updates soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting close

Progress on the painting of 4464 continues with the body colour application and detail components now completed.
Once the protective clear coats are applied the loco will return for final mechanical works and recommissioning.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Add some colour

Red paint has now been applied in the areas that will be the red lining. This will be masked prior to the Indian Red body colour being applied. The bogies and pilots have been painted black.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Primer and paint

A quick update to show the primer has now been applied and the first coat of yellow has been applied to both ends.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rubbed and ready to paint

4464 has been moved into the painters spray booth at Bradken.

The loco has been rubbed back and the surface prepared for primer.

We expect the painting to commence in the next few days.

All photos by Matt Lee