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« Reply #500 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:27am »
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pic shows overhead view of the nipples in the dome welded.

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« Reply #501 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:31am »
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pic shows the front end of the throttle line, this will pass through and be welded to the front tube sheet.

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« Reply #502 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:32am »
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pic shows a side view of steam dome nipples.

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« Reply #503 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:33am »
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this is a cose up of the steam dome nipples.

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« Reply #504 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:35am »
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this is the last pic for tonight.  Inside view of the supply lines after  being welded in. I hope to weld the steam dome on tomorrow.

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« Reply #505 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 8:35am »
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You sure can lay down a pretty bead.  Enjoy you pics.
 
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« Reply #506 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 11:20am »
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Beautiful workmanship, as usual, Ray. Thanks for the update.
 
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« Reply #507 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:09pm »
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Ray,
 
Everything looks great! I have mig, stick and gas welding equipment here, but you've given me a serious case of welder's envy with your photos here! I wish I did enough welding to justify getting a tig setup!
 
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« Reply #508 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 9:45pm »
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    Absolutely AWESOME !!!!! Beautiful work !! Ray, I can hear that thing climbing the great trestle at the BCRR already.  
 
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« Reply #509 on: Aug 19th, 2008, 1:15am »
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Tom C. thankyou,  believe me those beads were not pretty when I bought the welder , a year and a half ago.   I had not done any tig welding in over 20 years.  All welding  done at home was stick.   I ran plenty of practice passes on scrap material before starting the boiler,  you never loose it you just are not as sharp.  Greg ,  just knowing that you and  the others are enjoying the progress reports, makes the picture taking , loading onto the computer and explaing the process, all very worth while.  Henry  I have wanted a tig welder for years, many years , just like you I could not justify, buying one.  Until I decided to build this boiler.  I found this welder on ebay,  it was in a machine shop in chicago that was relocating, and they did not need this welder anymore.    You would never know it from looking at it or welding with it, this welder was built in 1962.   All copper and weighs 875lbs.   Bruce  thankyou,  I can't wait  to hear the mike climb the trestle either. Ray III

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« Reply #510 on: Aug 19th, 2008, 9:45am »
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Sorry Ray, but I have run out of adjectives to describe my admiration and even envy of your skills. I like the other gentlemen here, really enjoy watching the building process. To see how it goes together or as Bruce likes to say, the "nuts and bolts" of the hobby. Thanks.

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« Reply #511 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 9:56pm »
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I am finally getting around to posting my progress pics.  These are from the last few weeks.  With very little spare time lately,  I just let the pics pile up.  This first pic is of the manifold nipple with 3 passes on it.     Ray III

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« Reply #512 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:06pm »
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this pic shows the nipple weld and the seal weld on the elbow. The seal weld on the elbow was a pain in the butt,  next time I will either use a stick welder and bend a rod  to reach  the tight spots or  just not do it.   The reason I say  that is because the other end of that pipe going to the steam dome is not seal welded,  hindsight is 20/20.

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« Reply #513 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:14pm »
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This pic shows the steam dome tacked on for the first time.   I say first time ,because after talking with  Bruce R. and Pete B.   , they  suggested  drilling a drain hole in the barrel, on the low sides of the dome.   I was very  glad we talked before the first pass was on.   So the tack welds were ground off ,and steam dome removed.    

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« Reply #514 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:16pm »
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pic shows steam dome removed,  without drain holes.

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« Reply #515 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:19pm »
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pic shows drain holes  drilled .  These will be just inside the dome wall.

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« Reply #516 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:22pm »
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pic shows dome back on with tack welds.

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« Reply #517 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:22pm »
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1st pass on dome.

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« Reply #518 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:23pm »
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3 passes on dome.

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« Reply #519 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:25pm »
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pic shows  boiler side view with dome on.

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