Caledonian 123 reboilered

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Victorian_Lad
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Caledonian 123 reboilered

Post by Victorian_Lad » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:36 am

Hello,
I curious if there may be information on when CR 123 was reboilered and what CR class the boiler is from for modeling purposes?

Kris

Jim Summers
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Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Post by Jim Summers » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:00 pm

Kris,
I am not an expert on this locomotive, but I thought the new boiler was one of those for the 0-4-4T engines of the 439/431 classes.

Someone will correct me, I feel sure.

JimS

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Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Post by Jim Summers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:03 am

Kris,
Rather to my surprise, it appears that no one has corrected my (unsubstantiated) belief that it was a boiler from a 439 class.
Strange that for such a well-known engine so little detail seems to be available. Perhaps something more will emerge yet.

JimS

lms14509
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Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Post by lms14509 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Jim,

To my knowledge it was a spare "Jumbo " boiler that was fitted? There were suggestions made in the Railway Magazine that MacIntosh had earlier considered fitting a larger Dunalastair 1 boiler in Caley days.

Allan Mearns

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Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Post by Steve Parsons » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 am

lms14509 wrote:Jim,

To my knowledge it was a spare "Jumbo " boiler that was fitted? There were suggestions made in the Railway Magazine that MacIntosh had earlier considered fitting a larger Dunalastair 1 boiler in Caley days.

Allan Mearns
I've also heard that they used a spare Jumbo boiler and after re boilering the 66 class with the Dunalastair boiler it would make sense to consider the same with No. 123 which other than the wheel arrangement was a lot like a standard 66 class but I wonder if the taller wheels and the associated chassis behind the these had some bearing on the decision. Would the bigger boiler have come into conflict with these bigger wheels hence the reason this was not carried out?

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