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« Reply #200 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 10:54pm »
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another pic of the firebox with threaded rob

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« Reply #201 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 10:55pm »
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   Good night nurse!! That is some heavy stuff there. And i see that your "gigundo" welder is doing a nice job. WOW, I can't believe how heavy that boiler is going to be.  
   BTW, Ray. take alook at my last post in the coal quest thread. I think you will remember this incident with Ben. Only you could tell the accurate story of the "Miami" coal.
 
   Take care, good welding,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #202 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 10:59pm »
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this pic shows the rear tube sheet angle pretty good

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« Reply #203 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 11:04pm »
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I also put some treaded rod  in the outside sheets to see how they were going to fit. this thing is starting to get heavy

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« Reply #204 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 11:08pm »
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this pic shows the backhead  end ,notice how the throat sheet is not fitting quite right. That will need a little grinding tomorrow.

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« Reply #205 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 11:12pm »
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thanks Bruce, yes the welder is wonderful. this is the last pic for tonight, I forgot to take one with the crown sheet in place.  goodnight all Ray III

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« Reply #206 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 11:39pm »
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What can be said? You must be very careful, Ray, or you'll wake up some morning and find a nother lokey in the garage! I'm an old rock'n'roller, but you're makin' me like heavy metal
 
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Holy mackerel that thing is gonna be huge!
 
« Reply #207 on: Aug 14th, 2007, 3:02am »
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Are you sure you're building to the right scale??
 
That last photo really shows how large this puppy is going to be.  Very impressive... this really is the build you always wanted to do, right?
 
PS: You need more stuff in your garage.  I think I see an available 2" x 3" patch up near the ceiling.


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« Reply #208 on: Aug 14th, 2007, 7:09am »
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Wow Ray, that is very impressive work! You might need to add some helper springs to your train transport trailer for this puppy.  Thanks for sharing your progress with the rest of us "envious", "drooling", "wishing we could build one like that too" members.

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« Reply #209 on: Aug 15th, 2007, 12:41am »
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Looking real good Ray!  I don't think that I saw it mentioned earlier but what weld process are you using?  TIG?

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« Reply #210 on: Aug 15th, 2007, 12:45pm »
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Hello all,   Thanks Greg ,Mark, Bobby ,and Justin.    Well Greg these  parts needs to turn into a lokey by Feb or I'll catch hell for sure.  Mark  this is  deff the engine I always wanted and never thought I would own.  Bobby  I am glad you are enjoying the updates, it has been fun explaining my way through this. Justin , yes i am welding this boiler with tig. This is my first boiler using  tig, all of the others were stick welded including the raritan. By the way, the raritan is 28 this year and the boiler  on it is 16.    Ray III

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« Reply #211 on: Aug 15th, 2007, 1:57pm »
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on Aug 13th, 2007, 10:51pm, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
this pic shows the firebox together , notice the threaded rod I am using to hold everything in it's proper position. this is a dry run to check the fit , now i will take it back apart and bevel all the edges  for welding, then  used the treaded rod again to hold at proper position during the welding .
Pretty soon that firebox will be ''hot''!


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« Reply #212 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 10:30pm »
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My pace has slowed down a little, here lately due to the domestic stuff getting in the way or taking  priority, LOL however you want to look at it.  I have been working on the boiler, last week I  beveled all of the firebox plates, then reinstalled the threaded rods to hold the plates  .  tonight  8/26 I made my first  weld pass  around the firebox.  After I made 16 spot welds to hold it , I began to weld.  The first pass was burned in pretty hot , with good penetration.  This is the  part of the project I have been looking forward to.  I will post  some pics of progress to date. Ray III

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« Reply #213 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 10:38pm »
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beveling a side sheet, last week.

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« Reply #214 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 10:44pm »
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firebox plates together , using threaded rod and a clamp to hold in place , this is just befor I started  to spot weld the corners.

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« Reply #215 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 10:48pm »
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spot welding ,so it won't pull when I start to weld.

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« Reply #216 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 10:52pm »
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this pic shows the spot welds, 3 on each outside corner, and 2 on the inside corners.

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« Reply #217 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 11:02pm »
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this is the first pass on the firebox.

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« Reply #218 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 11:06pm »
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this pic shows the  first pass on the front and back of the side sheet

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« Reply #219 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 11:10pm »
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another angle on the last pic, showing the first 2 welds

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