The Company Steam Locomotive~'JAKARNA'

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Well here we are in July 2017 and here is 'Jakarna' finished! Above is the right hand side and below is the left hand side. Dick Ashford the engineman is facing the 'front' of the locomotive. I have removed the unsightly plastic regulator nob and put on a metal Roundhouse lever....looks and works much better!

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The picture here show cosmetic add-ons to make the locomotive plausible from a operating sense including the raised chimney stack. As to fit into the basic story-line of my line I decided that its 1945 and another locomotive was needed on the line. The works managment ....(being cheap-skates) decided that importing a cheap engine from Europe could be called.... 'War Repatriation' ....and could be... 'squeezed in' with other War equipment being brought home from Europe. All came from knowing various shady persons in the right places! Once the bullet holes and the large shrapnel scar on the rear water tank was patched up the company had a servicable locomotive and as long as it was cheap and in working order everybody was happy....Shown here is the new improved piston and out of sight is the larger 'oiler'. 'Jakarna' is now running in the new 'pot'....

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Here is a 'birds-eye' picture of the new layout of the engine. The oil container by the brass pressure gauge dial can be seen and the red hand-wheels of the Rosko lubricater by the cylinder top. You can also see the brake column and the 'gear reverser' lever in Dick's right hand. This lever is a wonderful patented invention by the company that allows forward and reverse with varying speed via a automatic clutch! The new pipe work has been lagged and made dirty. The condenser is the tall thin item by the gas tank. This bit of equipment works very well indeed.

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The left-hand picture show's 'Jakarna' crossing the girder bridge over the very deep River Dodford Gorge (in steam) and the right hand picture show the locomotive (in steam) pulling the sercurity wagon with the refined 'Reynitium' crates on board past the mine yard....(July 2017)

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