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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 12th, 2006, 12:32pm »
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another  2-8-2 pic

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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #21 on: Oct 12th, 2006, 12:41pm »
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this pic has the 2-8-2,  2-6-0, and the raritan, all in one shot.

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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 12th, 2006, 12:52pm »
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Here is Mr. ErieAtlantic 7597 himself.  The young live steamer,is the new owner of the mogul. At the time  of this pic, he had no idea ,that some day this loco would be his, and neither did I for that matter.  It could not have a more caring  owner , and a very good live steam engineer.  This pic was taken at the largo meet in 2005.

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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 4:26pm »
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   Whos that old guy with the white hair sticking out from that dirty hat OH, THATS me!!!!  
 
   Ray, the machine work on that chasis really looks good. Can't wait to see you get going with the boiler for it. That is going to be one awesome locomotive. Knowing your workmanship, I'm sure it will run great too.
 
   Thanks for posting those pictures.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 4:43pm »
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great pics esspecially the one of Bruce
~AnthonyD~


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 7:27pm »
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Ray,  
welcome to the forums. Thats a very nice looking 2-8-2 chassis too!
 Bobby


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« Reply #26 on: Oct 13th, 2006, 11:02pm »
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Welcome to railfan.net!  
Those are some nice looking engines.   I can't wait to see how it goes.


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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #27 on: Oct 14th, 2006, 12:07pm »
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Hello all, thanks Anthony D, Bobby,and BC&A.  I'm glad you liked the pics.  I can't wait to get started on the boiler. Hopefully in a month or 2 I will begin. Yes Bruce I will post pics of my progress.  SteamHeaton

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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 2:29pm »
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   Friends,
 
   Just a little update. I received a phone call this week end while over at the BCRR. It was from none other than "SteamHeaton". He informed me that within a week or so, he was going to pick up the barrel that will ultimately be the boiler for his Mikado.
Also, he has a line on 3/8th thick boiler plate to cut the flue sheets from. If I remember correctly, he said the boiler barrel will also be 3/8th thick wall.  
 
   He is going to install 3/4 ID "K" copper tubes. Believe this or not, I have the same size tubes in my Atlantic. Oh, Ray's Mikado will be coal fired.  
 
   I can't wait to see this engine project get going. But more than that, I can't wait to see it fired up and running.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 1:53pm »
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   Guys,
 
   We all had the pleasure of seeing the beautiful 2-8-2 chasis of Ray Heaton's running on air this past week end. Ray had it displayed on an improvised engine stand. Unfortuneately, I was so busy drolling over the Mikado chasis, that I totally forgot to video it running.
 
   I don't think it will be very long before we see this machine running on it's own. I say this, because I know the owner a long, long, time.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 6:21pm »
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Great news Bruce, it would be nice to see that engine run
 
Anthony


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« Reply #31 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 7:40pm »
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My impression of Ray Heaton is that, unlike most of us, he doesn't make much noise. He just gets it done! There is something to be said for having prototype background. It shows in his efforts and demeanor. Although, he is the politest engineer I've ever met!
 
Bruce'll keep poking him and we'll get the progress pics....
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #32 on: Mar 2nd, 2007, 9:03am »
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   Greg,
 
   You are so right. Ray is one of those quiet guys that hammers away till the job is done. BTW, I just received a call from him and he told me he is already haveing the smoke box rolled for the Mike. He already had in his possesion the boiler barrel and the material for the flue sheets. Man, it was so good to see that chasis running so smoothly.
 
   Knowing this guy for as long as I do and well as I do, it ain't gonna be long till the welder is growling.
 
   And, as far as his demeaner goes, I guess the responsibility of running with almost ten thousand horse power at his command, and pulling more than fourteen thousand tons of coal  behind you day after day, has a rather sobering effect on one's attitude and the way one handles one's self with other people.
 
   Yup, he has had a decent way about him since he was a teenager. Which is when I first met Ray H. (steamheaton).
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #33 on: Mar 3rd, 2007, 12:18am »
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SteamHeaton.......what a great purchase.  I saw that for sale on Discover Live Steam.  The RRSC Mike's are a great engine.  "Northern" Bruce has one and was tempted to purchase the one you bought, but he wound up getting a LE pacific chassis on air with boiler instead.  I look forward to seeing some progress photos as you complete the engine.
 
Steve L.


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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #34 on: Mar 8th, 2007, 10:22am »
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   Folks,
 
   If one takes a peek at the thread Un-Meet of 07, you will see Ray Heaton, (steamheaton) running his Raritan.  Working hard climbing and rolling by.  
Bruce Saylor also invited him to run his beautiful Mikado. Some that footage is also on the video.  
 
   And just for general information, Ray is an engineer on a major railroad. And has been an engineer for about twenty years. Ray does'nt make a lot of noise about his accomplishments in this hobby. But I have no doubt that he will have that Mike running in a reasonable time frame.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce  
 


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« Reply #35 on: Mar 11th, 2007, 1:16pm »
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on Oct 12th, 2006, 12:41pm, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
this pic has the 2-8-2,  2-6-0, and the raritan, all in one shot.

Wow I can't believe the size difference!
 
That 2-8-2 chasis is huge!


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« Reply #36 on: Mar 11th, 2007, 9:18pm »
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nice work, keep the pictures coming, see ya on the tracks soon...
Welcome to Railfan.net!!!
 
I get carried away with Smileys


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« Reply #37 on: Mar 14th, 2007, 11:03pm »
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   VIDEO of Ray Heaton running his 2-4-0 Raritan at the Buckingham Central one year ago. I just recently was given this tape. And I just could'nt help myself. I had to post a bit of it.  
 
   Ray (steamheaton) is a long time, accomplished live steamer besides being a regular engineer for almost twenty years. He has owned the Raritan since he was thirteen years of age. He has just turned forty.
 
   This short video should prove fairly interesting. Enjoy. Notice that one year ago March, there was no super structure on the arched bridge yet,  the trestle was'nt even started yet, and the main line with the "S" curve was just finished. Man, there has been a lot accomplished since then, in less than a year!!!
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce
 
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4ZGdcFjLY


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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #38 on: Apr 6th, 2007, 11:09am »
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   Received a call from "steamheaton". The latest info on his 2-8-2 is this. Ray has in his possesion the finished smoke box. He has machined a number of the wheels for the tender. The tender body panels are on their way to Mount Vernon, Ill. from Herring Engineering in Rock Hill, SC. And Ray just purchased another new welder to augment his other welding equipment.
 
   He already has the boiler plate for the flue sheets and the boiler barrel.  
 
   So I guess, and I hope, soon we will see some photos of the progress on what will end up being a IC Mike.
 
   This should prove to be a very interesting project to watch as it progresses.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #39 on: Apr 6th, 2007, 5:18pm »
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Great to hear such great news on Rays engine.  Cant wait to see it running.

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