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« Reply #260 on: Sep 30th, 2007, 11:48pm »
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This is acomplicated car to build due to the fact that the top edge angles in  1/2 inch, the ends  angle in 1/2 inch, and the end of the car  angles up 3/8ths of an inch. the ends are   made that way that is not the result of a wreck.


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« Reply #261 on: Sep 30th, 2007, 11:53pm »
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Last friday I received a call from the fab shop , they said if I wanted to see the first side  being cut to come  over.  I went right over.   It was amazing , this torch cut  one side of the car out in 59 seconds.  The next day they bent the side and hemed the edge like  Bill Koster  used to do on his cars.  This is a pic of the first side  bent .  We still need to make the  other side  pieces and weld themto this  piece.  

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« Reply #262 on: Sep 30th, 2007, 11:56pm »
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end view of side sheet

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« Reply #263 on: Oct 1st, 2007, 12:07am »
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this is the  to scale drawing I made for the fab shop. it will be  50 inches long , and made  of  16 gauge  sheet metal.

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« Reply #264 on: Oct 1st, 2007, 3:02pm »
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   Ray,  
 
   That is some nice work. If you can only keep up this kind of pace, we sure will see her running at the un-meet in Feb. Keep that welder hot!!
 
   thanks for the interesting and informative pics and description.
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #265 on: Oct 1st, 2007, 6:16pm »
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Ray, that boiler is coming along nicely. But..........looking at all that steel.........I am beginning to think we should forget a brick steaming bay and go straight to a steel reinforced concrete one!
 
Bobby


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« Reply #266 on: Oct 1st, 2007, 10:21pm »
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That's gonna be a nice hopper, Ray.
 
re boiler; I wanna put a dial indicator on the bridge stringers!!
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #267 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 7:10pm »
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Thanks  Bruce , Bobby , and Greg.   I finally welded the firedoor ring on today,  now I have to grind the mud ring and weld it on, I'm not looking forward to the grinding part, but  thinking about shoveling coal into it  makes it all worth while. I hope to get the mud ring on in the next couple of days .  Then the boiler will start taking shape as the outside sheets go on.

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« Reply #268 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 7:12pm »
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close up of fire door ring

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« Reply #269 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 7:15pm »
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firebox, with firedoor ring welded on

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« Reply #270 on: Oct 3rd, 2007, 7:47pm »
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hey ray!
 
great work!  i like the hopper project and want to see more about it...who knows, maybe one day i'll look back and decide that i can do it too!   how about creating a thread just about it?
 
btw, your boiler-work is very very nice!  ya know, to keep you in practice, there are 2 fairly large boiler projects that you could work on..oh well, maybe when you're not sooo busy with some of the neatest projects in the hobby!  lololol!
 
seriously, posting your work helps take the mystery out locomotive construction and into the realm of guys like me.  keep up the grand work!
 
moose the caboose


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« Reply #271 on: Oct 4th, 2007, 8:50am »
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   Man, I know that I've said this before, but those are some NICE welds. Can't wait to see that baby rolling down the track. And, maybe you would just let an old coal shoveler have a shot at that fire box.
 
   Great work, thanks for shareing,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #272 on: Oct 4th, 2007, 3:05pm »
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hi all,
 
bruce:  if i manage to get him to launch me on the raritan 'rocket' maybe you could sneak out of the yard with that grand mike of his!?  lolol!
 
ray:  i was serious about launching a new thread for the hopper.  i'm doing wooden cars, so that leaves room for someone (that might be you) to show how to do some basic metal-work for more modern railcars.  in the not too distant future, pockets and i will be doing some blended hoppers (metal and wood), but not everyone is into turn-of-the-century railroading like i am.  i understand that metal-work is just like wood-work, but many of us don't understand how to work with the unique properties of the various metals.  i'm lucky, i have you, bruce r, pockets, and several others to fall back on, but many reading these posts are just beginning.  it would be nice to have someone build from start to finish a railcar of simple design that can illustrate and explain the principles of how and why metals are worked with specific techniques.  initially, it would be neat to see how to do it without a shop-full of master tools.  hence, a simple, but functional design!  you're doing great work, keep it coming!
 
i know, shut-up and drive!
 
to all:  what do you think?
 
 
moose the caboose and shay
 
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   Man, I know that I've said this before, but those are some NICE welds. Can't wait to see that baby rolling down the track. And, maybe you would just let an old coal shoveler have a shot at that fire box.
 
   Great work, thanks for shareing,
 
   Bruce



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« Reply #273 on: Oct 19th, 2007, 9:33pm »
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   Guys,  
 
   This evening, I received a very welcome but all too short phone call from none other than "steamheaton".  
 
   Very quickly he told me he now has the "mud ring" welded into the bottom of the fire box section of his boiler. He hopes to weld in the side sheets tomorrow. He also said that he would post more pics of this very major "project".
 
   BTW, Ray H. (steamheaton) is an engineer for a major railroad in the midwest.
 
   Can't wait to see the pictures,
 
   Bruce  


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« Reply #274 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:11pm »
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Hello everybody. I have been slowly been moving along on the boiler project, even though I have not been  posting pics, I have taken a bunch and will post them as soon as poss. George I would cert be willing to start a thread on the hopper construction, it will have to wait until after the un-meet 08 though.  All spare time  is going to the mike right now.  This first pic is of the mud ring material on my 37 h.p. multi purpose workstation.  It still has the hay spike attached from moving a round bale of hay.  These  pieces of 3/4 inch square stock are  17" and 11" long, that equals to alot of gringing.

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« Reply #275 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:16pm »
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another pic of grinding mud ring

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« Reply #276 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:22pm »
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pic of mud ring spot welded on

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« Reply #277 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:25pm »
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pic of mud ring with 1st weld pass, you can also see the seal welds applied to the inside of the fire box.

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« Reply #278 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:29pm »
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this pic shows the fire door ring and mud ring

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« Reply #279 on: Oct 20th, 2007, 5:32pm »
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pic of outside sheets ,with threaded rod to check the fit and  get ready to bevel and attatch them. its starting to look like a boiler now.

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