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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #520 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:29pm »
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there are a total of 5 passes on the dome , in this pic.

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« Reply #521 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:31pm »
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5 passes with paint ,to protect welds.

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« Reply #522 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:33pm »
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pic shows boiler standing on end , with dome welded on.   I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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« Reply #523 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38pm »
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this pic shows the firebox ,on my portable workbench.   I notched the middle girder to allow clearance for the elbow of the manifold supply line,  then realized that I would need to shorten  the entire  middle girder .  The middle girder is now  1/2 shorter than the  2 outside girders.  3/4 of an  inch shorter under the elbow.

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« Reply #524 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:41pm »
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this pic shows the middle girder and the  clearance  needed ,  i gave myself a little extra for  room to adjust firebox while fitting  to boiler.

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« Reply #525 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:43pm »
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this pic shows the short girder  , outside view.

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« Reply #526 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:47pm »
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the firebox and boiler are fitted together,  with stay bolts installed but not welded .

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« Reply #527 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:48pm »
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looking in the firebox, with stays installed .

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« Reply #528 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 10:49pm »
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last pic for tonight. outside sheet, engineers side with stay bolts installed, but not welded.

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« Reply #529 on: Sep 12th, 2008, 8:53am »
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Ray, at the rate you are progressing I am thinking that Un-Meet 09 just might be a possibility

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« Reply #530 on: Sep 12th, 2008, 4:58pm »
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   Ray, that is some beautiful workmanship. Even an my age, I'm bound and determined to learn how to weld like that... Just beautiful work!
 
   As I said in the 7597 boiler build thread, between these two threads, there is quite a story in pictures. Just the huge difference in the size of the boilers alone.
 
   Ray, I'm glad that we could all share in these two boiler builds here on railfan.net. I believe its sort of unuseual to have two going on at once.
 
   Thanks for the great pics,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #531 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 1:54pm »
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Bobby, I hope your right.   Most of my spare time is going to the engine project.   I can't imagine coming down in feb without the mike running , and since I'm planning on coming down, it has to finished.     Bruce ,   keep practicing  running beads.  You know the proper angles for the torch and rod, it's just a matter of repetition.   When you talk about these 2 boiler building threads going  at the same time, and it possibly helping someone.  I can relate to that , in the form of my Modeltec issue [worn and missing it's cover] feb 1987,  with an article titled guide for locomotive boiler construction.  This  great article , with tons of references to specs on material, spacing, and welding practices, was my boiler building thread back in the day.  I truly hope our threads do help someone.   As that feb 87 article helped me.    Ray III

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« Reply #532 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 2:37pm »
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The railroad  left me alone for a few hours yesterday,and  I made some  good progress with the time.    I located and drilled the hole  on the front tube sheet , where the steam supply line will pass through the front tube sheet for the throttle.  This had to be done , in order to slide the sheet over the supply line .  Once the sheet was in temporarly, I could now check the  firebox and front tube sheet for alignment.   Once  it was determinded that the firebox was  in a good place , it was tack welded in.  the next set of pics will show what i just described.  Ray III

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« Reply #533 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 2:44pm »
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pic shows front tube sheet and tools used to layout the mark for drilling

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« Reply #534 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 2:48pm »
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pic shows a mark scribed at 2 & 7/8" inches from center.    The center lines that were layed out early in the project are still being used  as reference points.

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« Reply #535 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 2:58pm »
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pic shows tube sheet on drill press.  The 7/8ths hole saw that I planned on using developed a wobble, and wanted to cut a hole  over an inch in dia.    I went to town to replace the 7/8ths hole saw ,  and could not find one .   I had to regroup , my backup plan included a  3/4" hole saw and a 7/8ths drill bit.   My drill press does not turn slow enough for that large of a drill bit, but  did use it to open the hole after using the  3/4 hole saw.

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« Reply #536 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 2:59pm »
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7/8 ths drill used to open the hole to proper dia.

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« Reply #537 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:02pm »
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pic shows tube sheet , checking fit on supply line.

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« Reply #538 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:08pm »
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pic shows  hole after being counter sunk for welding

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« Reply #539 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:11pm »
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this pic was inspired by Bruces  pic looking down the tube from the front on his new boiler.  I looked in the firedoor and thought this was a neat view.

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