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SUPERHEATER BENDING

Reason for action: Current superheater elements are old and wasted
Drawing/Specs: SAR original drawing
Material: 1 1/2" OD steel tubing, 300 linear metres
Purchase cost: $10,640.00
Progress: We have $3,250.00 left to fund! 

$10,640.00

BOILER TUBES

Reason for action: Original tubes are at the end of service life
Drawing/Specs: 2 1/4" x 6M long seamless boiler tubing
Material: High quality pressure vessel grade steel manufactured in Germany
Purchase cost: $150.00 Per Tube (120 Tubes)
Progress: We have successfully funded 120 tubes! Thanks to all our generous donors!!


$18,000.00

SUPERHEATER MATERIAL

Reason for action: Current superheater elements are old and wasted
Drawing/Specs: SAR original drawing
Material: 1 1/2" OD steel tubing, 300 linear metres
Purchase cost: $12,850.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$12,850.00

SMOKEBOX MATERIAL

Reason for action: Wastage beyond serviceability
Drawing/Specs: 520 class Smokebox Arrangement
Material: 10mm & 16mm mild steel rolled to a radius
Skills required: Plate rolling
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$8,000.00

BLAST PIPE

Reason for action: Original Blast Pipe cracked and wasted beyond repair
Drawing/Specs: Original 520 blast pipe drawing
Material: Mild steel
Skills required:
Fabrication
Component cost: $4,790.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$4,790.00

FIRE GRATES

Reason for action: 12 Replacements needed
Drawing/Specs: 520/620 fire grates
Material: SG Iron
Skills required: Casting
Casting cost: $350.00 per grate
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$4,200.00

FLUE SAFE ENDING

Reason for action: Grit blasted second hand flues and existing flues need re-ending.
Drawing/Specs: Lengths extended to 6M by welding on one piece to pressure vessel spec.
Material: Existing seamless flue tubing
Skills required: Pressure vessel welding & radiographing
Fabrication/Testing cost: $220.00 per flue (18 Flues)
Progress: This component has been successfully funded!


$3,960.00

GRIT BLASTING OF FLUES

Reason for action: Determine condition of 30 flues
Skills required: Grit Blasting
Component/Service cost: $120.00 per flue
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$3,600.00

GAMMA RAY TESTING OF BOILER

Reason for action: Certification requirement
Drawing/Specs: 520 class Boiler Arrangement
Skills required:
Component/Service cost: $3,000.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$3,000.00

CLOTHING GRIT BLAST

Reason for action:  This process will allow us to preserve 520’s clothing for a longer time period due to the quality of the paint, as well as providing the best possible surface for painting top coats.
Skills required: Grit Blasting & Coating
Purchase cost: $2,850.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$2,850.00

STEAM PIPE MACHINING

Reason for action: Main Internal Steam Pipe material requires machining
Drawing/Specs: S.A.R. 11-L-37
Material:
Purchase cost: $2,400
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 

$2,400.00

FLUE SWAGING

Reason for action: Final 12 flue tubes for 520 require swaging
Drawing/Specs: British Tube Mills drawing L40 - 1948
Material: 5.9m x 5.5" seamless tube
Purchase cost: $2,400
Progress: Once funded these tubes will be transported to SteamRail in Victoria for Swaging
This component has been successfully funded!


$2,400.00

MAIN INTERNAL STEAM PIPE

Reason for action: Original Main Internal Steam Pipe heavily corroded internally.
Skills required:  Sourcing parts to required standard and machining.
Purchase cost: $1,700.00 (Parts & Machining)
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$1,700.00

 STEAM CHEST GRIT BLAST

Reason for action: To clean exterior of the steam chests for inspection and painting
Material: Garnet
Skills required: Professional hydro blaster
Service cost: $1,500.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 

$1,500.00

FOUNDATION RING RIVETS

Reason for action:  Rivets required to fasten three inner firebox corners to foundation ring 

Drawing/Specs:  40 rivets - 24x180mm rivets, 42mm snap head.
Material: GR 1020
Purchase cost: $1,200.00 ($30 per Rivet)
Progress: This component has been successfully funded!

$1,200.00

SMOKEBOX RIVET SNAP

Reason for action: We need two Snaps to Rivet 520s Smokebox.
Drawing/Specs: SR Drawing
Material: 4141 Steel
Process: CNC Machining
Purchase cost: $900.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 

$900.00

RIVETS FOR NEW SMOKEBOX

Reason for action: Originals destroyed - 75 needed
Material: Forged mild steel
Skills required: Forging
Component/Service cost: $800.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$800.00

TENDER ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Reason for action: Original electrical system corroded beyond use
Drawing/Specs: 520 class electrical systems
Material: New rigid steel conduit, classic style flexible steel conduit & LED conversion
Skills required: Electrical fitting
Consumables cost: $800.00
Progress: We have This component has been successfully funded! 

 $800.00 

VALVE RING PATTERN

Reason for action: Spun cast hollow bullet no longer manufactured
Drawing/Specs: 520 class valve ring drawing
Material:
Wood
Skills required:
Pattern Making
Component cost: $620.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$620.00

BOILER PAINT

Reason for action:  The boiler is due to be grit blasted and will need a fresh coat of inorganic zinc paint.
Skills required: Painting
Purchase cost: $600.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$600.00

BLAST NOZZLE

Reason for action: Cracked and wasted
Drawing/Specs: 520/620 blast nozzle
Material: SG Iron
Skills required: Casting
Casting Cost: $500.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$500.00

FIREBOX INNER CORNERS

Reason for action: Current corners removed as new ones required.
Drawing/Specs: SAR original drawing
Material:
Purchase cost: $300.00
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 

$300.00

PLATE TO COVER OIL BURNER HOLES

Reason for action: Safety requirement
Material: 250 grade mild steel
Skills required: Profile cutting
Progress: This component has been successfully funded! 


$200.00 

Boiler Backhead

Fire Grate

Old Blast Nozzle

Flues Pre Blasting

Driver's View

Cab Floor

Firebox Grates Removed

Flues Pre Blasting

Smokebox

Racks

Fire Grates

Oil Burner Hole

Blast Pipe

Smokebox

Gamma Ray Test

Clothing For Grit Blasting

Oil Burner Holes Being Welded

Smokebox Ring Work

Boiler On Stands

Tube Plate

Tender Electrical Conduit

Smokebox Material

Oil Burner Holes