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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #100 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:16pm »
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laying out the plates  using my templates

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« Reply #101 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:20pm »
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plates layed out

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« Reply #102 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:23pm »
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cutting  out the crown sheet

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« Reply #103 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:25pm »
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backhead and crown leaning against boiler barrel

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« Reply #104 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:30pm »
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cutting out back head

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« Reply #105 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 10:32pm »
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other plates all layed out, ready  for the torch.

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« Reply #106 on: Jun 6th, 2007, 10:33am »
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Ray,
It's a real pleasure to follow your progress. Your straightforward, no nonsense, approach is a joy to an old metalworker.
 
Thanks,
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #107 on: Jun 6th, 2007, 3:40pm »
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Thanks Greg,  I'm glad you are enjoying the reports.  Hopefully we will see coal burning inside of it  in Feb.

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« Reply #108 on: Jun 6th, 2007, 3:43pm »
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   Greg,
 
   I could not agree with you more!! It is such a pleasure to see a person doing what he said he would do. Can't do this kind of stuff from the arm chair,,,,,,,,,,or the
computer chair for that matter either.
 
   Of course, I'm not surprised that Ray is rolling along like this. After all, when he was about seventeen, he and I changed and injector on one of the FEC Pacifics,,,,,
at night. Just hours before a move from Ft. Lauderdale to south Dade county Florida.
 
   Yup, I'm fairly sure Ray (steamheaton) will have his Mike running by next Feb.
 
   Take care.  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #109 on: Jun 6th, 2007, 10:50pm »
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I did get the rest of the plates cut out. 10 plates in all.  I am 2nd out and heading to bed before they call me back in. I will post the pics tomorrow.  Steamheaton

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« Reply #110 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:19am »
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Here are the pics from yesterday,  the remaining boiler plates being cut out.

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« Reply #111 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:20am »
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Ray,
You must be running turns, to get so much time at home. That's good work, if you can get it and hold it.
 
Well, the burning is done... Now starts the grinding and drilling. Wish it was me!
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #112 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:25am »
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just like I did , with the boiler barrel . I drilled holes in the corners  of the firebox opening , makes for a nice  place to start and stop with the torch.

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« Reply #113 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:30am »
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goodmorning Greg, yes I am holding a chain gang turn, first in first out. there are 6 of us  protecting this pool. They actually let me sleep in my own bed all night, I feel as though I should go out and buy a lotto ticket.  You will post pics similar to these  one day and I will enjoy looking at them as much as you are enjoying these. I have been threatening to work on this boiler for a year now. Life gets in the way and befor you know it another year has gone by. Ray  

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« Reply #114 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:47am »
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this next pic is  the tool I used to cut the front flue sheet.  You center punch a point and the pin on the tool rotates  in that  spot. There is a bearing  on the end of the tool where you  put the torch head , this makes it easy for the torch to rotate as you go around. the  pin can be adjusted up or down , to set the proper torch height, and that same block that holds the pin can also slide  in or out . This sets your radius. A simple tool but cuts a perfect circle every time.

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« Reply #115 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:52am »
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torch in tool

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« Reply #116 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 8:57am »
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cutting firedoor opening

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« Reply #117 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 9:03am »
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me taking a break, befor cutting the last 4 plates. It was pretty warm yesterday, then you  put on the  leather  protector, which is the one I used  20 years ago.  You tend to heat up a bit, not to mention the torch.

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« Reply #118 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 9:07am »
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last couple plates

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« Reply #119 on: Jun 7th, 2007, 9:12am »
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here are all 10 plates cut out and ready for the next step, which will be grinding bevels for welding ,and drilling tube holes, and the staybolt holes.

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