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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #380 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 1:31pm »
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another pic of the 225

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« Reply #381 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 1:48pm »
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front end detail.

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« Reply #382 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 1:57pm »
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Ray, awesome pictures. That 1.5" 225 is beautiful, too bad it is running the rails either.
 
As for your hat............Dude, I thought you were bald!   lol
 
It is good to see you posting again, I have been yearning for more of your boiler build.  
 
Take care, Bobby


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« Reply #383 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:01pm »
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George I thought of you while taking these next pics.

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« Reply #384 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:03pm »
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Thanks Bobby,  the 225 has never been fired, only ran on air.  It's good to be home. You should see  some new boiler pics in a few days.

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« Reply #385 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:12pm »
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DM&IR caboose

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« Reply #386 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:16pm »
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Great Northern caboose

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« Reply #387 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:19pm »
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Soo Line caboose

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« Reply #388 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:34pm »
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This is the  terminal I ran to.  The temp on my first  northbound trip was  -27, with a wind chill of -39.   The  draw bridge  in the pic  is the  U.S border.   Canadian crews  take the train north from here. Ray III

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« Reply #389 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:43pm »
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this is a  350 h.p. double expansion engine that used to power a  army corp of engineers tug boat.  They run this with an  elec motor.  This  is in the army corp of engineers  maritime museum in Duluth MN.  They told us they  set the engine in place and built the  museum around it.     RAY III

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« Reply #390 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:47pm »
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hi ray!
 
many thanks for thinking of me!  the photos are in my 'resource' archives even as i type this.  duluth is one the must-see places for my future travels.  nice to see that live steamers are appreciated there!  
 
i'm starting some large scale projects soon, so....contact me about the ic if you like.  once i start the 2 1/2" scale, it will take up the entire build table and take a while.   now, quit having sooo much fun and get back to work on the mike!?  can't wait to see it finished!
 
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« Reply #391 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 2:54pm »
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This is the last pic for today. It is a  maritime pic , but still pretty cool.  I don't think you will ever get to see this  down there  Bruce, Greg, Bobby ,George.  A few days befor the  first ship was scheduled to depart, the coast gaurd ice breaker was out  opening a path for the first ship.  We just happen to be out driving around this day and found it working.  they had to cut a path about  2 or 3 miles long in the harbor to get to open water on the lake.  they would back up and use the prop to pull the water  out from under the ice , that was ahead of them, and then run ahead and get the bow on top of the ice  , the ship would then fall through the  3' thick ice.  Back up and repeat  one ship lenght at a time.  Nothing to do with trains but thought you would like to see it     Ray III

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« Reply #392 on: Apr 3rd, 2008, 5:59pm »
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   Ray,
 
   Real good to see you back on here. Man, those are some great pictures. Thanks.  
 
   Take care, talk to you soon,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #393 on: Apr 4th, 2008, 8:34am »
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Ray, awesome pictures thanks. You are right, if I ever see an ice breaker working "down here", then we will know that Hell froze over!

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« Reply #394 on: Apr 8th, 2008, 6:52pm »
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While I was away, the sheet metal shop finished there part of the hopper build for me. I picked it up yesterday. still alot to do , but  there work is just amazing.  Hopefully this is the first of  20 hoppers . Ray III

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« Reply #395 on: Apr 9th, 2008, 7:12am »
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Wow Ray, they did do a nice job on that sheet metal. I notice a certain jealous little Raritan trying to nose into the picture. LOL

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« Reply #396 on: May 27th, 2008, 7:40pm »
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I am finally ,back in boiler building mode.  I've been home  from my trip for over  6 weeks, and  the welder has not been turned on once.   Lots of domestic stuff taking priority.   You all know how it is.    Even though I was not welding , there was progress being made.  I teamed up with Duncan H. on 4 water glasses. I did the  first half and he will finish them.  We will each have 2  for the  loco's.  They will  have a face plate, with the bolt pattern dummied  up. on them to simulate a reflex gauge, but are actually a regular  red stripe  gauge glass.  I turned the top and bottom pieces, out of  1 1/4 " brass.  A recess was bored  on each piece ,and a viton  O ring was  inserted , in each one.  The glass will sit on the O ring, this is  the seal and a cushion.  4  8/32 rods are used to hold it together.  The other side is threaded  1/8th npt.  I also made  4 blow down valves, well I modified  them from cheap brass valves at lowes.    Ray III      

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« Reply #397 on: May 27th, 2008, 7:44pm »
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here is a pic of the  1 1/4 brass in the  10" southbend.   This lathe dates back to WWII.

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« Reply #398 on: May 27th, 2008, 7:53pm »
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after the turning was completed, I  drilled the holes for the threaded rods.  This drill press was used in a bowling alley for over 30 years in there pro shop.

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I know this pic is a little blurry, alright alot blurry.  before I removed it from the lathe I scored a line at the proper radious ,as a guide.  So all the holes would be the same distance from the edge. then I used a square and scribed a line , accross the circle , and then another  90 degrees from the first line.

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