Orenstein & Koppel locomotive, No. 12493

3 December 2010 update

O&K Locomotive No. 12493 is now complete.

A team from the Feldbahnmuseum in Germany visited our Bloemfontein workshops recently where they were hosted by Lukas Nel. A full steam test was done on the locomotive and it was inspected in detail. The work was declared to be totally satisfactory and the locomotive is now being prepared for export.

Another job well done by Lukas and his team.

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22 November 2010 update

O&K locomotive, No. 12493, passes its steam test with flying colours. It will be officially handed over to the Feldbahnmuseum in Bloemfontein before the end of the month.

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12 November 2010 update

O&K No. 12493 nears completion but there is still work to do...

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20 August 2010 update

Progress on the O&K locomotive number 12493 is very slow as we experience some difficulties with the fabricated lengths and settings of the valve motion gear. 

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23 July 2010 update

We received most of the spares needed to rebuild O&K 12493 way ahead of schedule from the contractor.  We still however need to fit each spare individually on the locomotive.

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28 June 2010 update

Below is a young disabled schoolboy volunteer, Jaco Steyl, facing the right side slide valve of locomotive O&K 12493.

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23 June 2010 update

The Boiler cladding has been fabricated and rolled and fitted.  The photos below refer.

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Total rebuild of O&K No. 12493

With No. 88 nearing completion Lukas and his team have turned their attention to the total rebuild of Orenstein & Koppel locomotive, No. 12493.

 

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Note it is now our policy to designate names to locomotives from the time that they are rebuilt.

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