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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #40 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 10:50am »
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Hello, everybody.                     I am slowly getting closer to starting on the boiler.  Two weeks ago I picked up the smoke box . A friend of mine ,who had a connection on getting my smoke box rolled,  offered to help.  It was the same place he had his K-4 smoke box rolled. They did a great job, all I need to do is finish welding the seam on it .  The boiler tube and   plate are  in my garage,  I hope to start cutting the plates out  soon. Up to this point all of the boilers that I have  built, a total of 3, were stick welded together. I just purchased a tig welder. This shouldl make  the boiler  building  proccess a  little easier.  This welder will also  make the  Tender assembly  much easier.  Speaking of the tender, I just received all of the tender sheet metal yesterday. Duncan Herring, of Herring Engineering , did a wonderful job of cutting ,bending ,and  drilling all of the holes for rivets, on these parts.   I will post some  pics, of the smoke box and tender, which I have  clamped together ,just to get an idea of what it will look like soon.  Ray

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« Reply #41 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 12:27pm »
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Waiting..., waiting...., waiting. C'mon, Ray. Waiting..., waiting..., waiting....
 
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 #42 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 5:18pm »
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Ray, that is great news. Maybe we can have an unveiling at the next "unmeet"?

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« Reply #43 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:13pm »
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Hello to all of my live steam friends. I have taken  a few pics of the progress to date.
 The first pic is one of the tender truck wheels on my 10'' southbend lathe. This lathe  dates back to the 40's,but still does a great job.  I have  1 wheel completed ,7 to go. I might  use a pair of Tom Bee trucks temporarily, if  it gets to close to the Un-Meet 2008.


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« Reply #44 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:17pm »
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here is another pic of the wheel

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« Reply #45 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:31pm »
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The next few pics ,are of the tender, that I just finished  hammering in 800+ rivets. The steel is ordered for the tender frame.  I hope to  start  welding the frame together in about 2 weeks , as soon as the steel arrives. The tender was cut out, drilled, and bent by Duncan Herring  of Herring Engineering. He used an article from model RR that showed all of the dimensions for  tenders   used on I.C. 2-8-2    locos.  They were long and lanky looking due to there being stretched out from 11,000 to 13,000 gals, and the 4 wheel truck even makes them look longer. Duncan did  an awesome job. i can't wait to see it  complete.

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« Reply #46 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:44pm »
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another tender pic

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« Reply #47 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:48pm »
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another tender pic

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« Reply #48 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 5:56pm »
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boiler tube, this is  a 10'' pipe

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« Reply #49 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 6:02pm »
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here is a pic of the side sheet getting rivets, these are only cosmetic. they are not holding anything together.

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« Reply #50 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 6:18pm »
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Well worth the wait, Ray. Thanks.  
 
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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 #51 on: Apr 19th, 2007, 8:36pm »
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   HOLY MACKERAL !! Thats gonna be sumthin. Great pics Ray. Can't wait for the next installement.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #52 on: May 4th, 2007, 9:07am »
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   Friends,
 
   Just a little update on this project of Ray Heaton's. I know you won't hear it from him, because he is sort of quiet about his own accomplishments. Which are many BTW.
 
   Ray has done a lot of study on the IC Mikados. He even made a trip to a distant town to photograph and measure a preserved locomotive that shares many of the same attibutes of the IC 2-8-2.
 
   He has recently pruchased an older but hardly used heavy welder. After speaking to him just a few days ago, he informed me that he is geting his welding skills back up to speed. By what he told me, he is going to receive the steel for the tender under frame this week. I guess that will get put together first. but he did get his smoke box back from a local machine shop. And he already has the material for the flue sheets, inside and  outside fire box sheets, crown sheet, plus as is shown in the pic, the boiler barrel. I guess we will see pics of the boiler being built one of these days.
 
   Keep in mind that this young man runs very heavy coal trains for a liveing, raises horses on his thirty some acres of land, and is an accomplished bee keeper.Oh, he and his wife of twenty years, have raised two fine children too. As can be surmised, Ray is a doer, not a talker. I've known this young man since he was about thirteen. No computer chair for him. No peering for hours at RR web sites just so he could quote this and that. Is he a dreamer? Yes! But Ray Heaton turns his dreams into reality. He never got stuck, as so many have, at the dream stage of things.  
   
   I'm proud to know him. And,,, he is probably going to kill me for writeing this post.
 
   I can't wait to see his IC Mikado. Knowing the builder, I know it will be something.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #53 on: May 4th, 2007, 8:19pm »
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I would say Run Bruce, dont let ray get you!  BUT, I think his engine and yours are a close race, it would end up being indiana jones style train scenes.

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« Reply #54 on: May 20th, 2007, 11:39pm »
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I have finally , started  the  boiler !!!!!!!  I placed the  boiler barrel on a set of saw horses and layed out the lines of the fire box area.  This part of the pipe will have to be cut away, to make room for the  outside sheets . This boiler is  a totally different story  , the raritan boiler was  fairly easy to move around during construction.  Not this one! i used the tractor to  place the pipe on the saw horses.

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« Reply #55 on: May 20th, 2007, 11:53pm »
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another pic of me scribing the lines ,to guide me with the torch.

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« Reply #56 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:03am »
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This next pic is a tool I made when I welded for a living , back in the mid 80's. It is pretty simple  but really helps when you are cutting a straight line. It is a piece of round stock welded to a  piece of flat bar. the flat bar is  where your clamp goes, and the round stock is your guide. straight cut every time.

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« Reply #57 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:08am »
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another pic of my guide tool

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« Reply #58 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:16am »
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this is a pic of the lines  I have scribed.  notice the hole drilled at the intersect of the 2 lines. I do this, so when the torch gets to that point , it makes for a nice clean finish.  when I cut the other line, I will run right into the drilled hole again, nice clean corner.

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« Reply #59 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:22am »
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Here I am adjusting the torch, after cleaning the tip.

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