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« Reply #540 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:14pm »
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pic shows  firebox with level on rods to check alignment.

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« Reply #541 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:14pm »
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pic of level in firebox.

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« Reply #542 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:15pm »
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pic of level on front tube sheet.

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« Reply #543 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 3:19pm »
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this pic shows the firebox with tack welds on the mudring.  I will prob locate the dry pipe holes , on the front tube sheet and backhead sheet next. Ray III

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« Reply #544 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 8:08pm »
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   Ray,
 
   Great pictures and descriptions. I could not agree with you more. I certainly hope that those that are really interested in live steam are getting some hard to come by information from the two boiler building threads.
 
   So many of the views in the pics that you and I have posted are only seen by those that build the boilers. All too many times, the boiler is purchased by a live steamer for his engine in finished form. Hence he never sees the "guts" of the boiler.
 
   again, thanks so much for the great pics of this build.
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #545 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 10:51pm »
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on Sep 14th, 2008, 8:08pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ray,   So many of the views in the pics that you and I have posted are only seen by those that build the boilers. All too many times, the boiler is purchased by a live steamer for his engine in finished form. Hence he never sees the "guts" of the boiler.   again, thanks so much for the great pics of this build.    Bruce

Bruce,   How true.  I to have purchased a boiler built for me by Ridge Locomotive Works.  I did stop over and see it once.  I see both ends of the boiler when I clean the flues and feed the firebox.  I did pull the steam dome for a boiler wash a few times so have seen the insides but Ray shows us the rest of the story.  A lot goes into it.  Thanks all.
 
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« Reply #546 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 10:48pm »
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I spent most of the day, with the welder turned on.  All of the staybolts are tack welded in and 10 of them have the first pass on them.   I also  have the first pass  on the mudring  to outside sheet  finished.  this first pic shows , the eng side  with stays all tack welded.

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« Reply #547 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 10:51pm »
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this pic shows the mudring with the first pass completed.

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« Reply #548 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 10:55pm »
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This pic shows the boiler after I rolled it onto it's side.  Before I welded the dome and couplings on it was fairly easy to roll over.  Now with all of that applied  it is pretty tricky,  and it is over 300#  too.

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« Reply #549 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 10:59pm »
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pic shows a diff angle of boiler on it's side.  I used  2 straps  to keep it in place. I have rolled it  onto it's side so I can start welding the stays .

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« Reply #550 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 11:06pm »
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pic shows close up of firebox on it's side, ready for welding.  It has been close to a year since I counter sunk these sheets , so I used a wire brush in a drill to clean them before I started welding.  Clean  metal is key to a good weld.

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« Reply #551 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 11:07pm »
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this pic shows the first pass on the first 4 staybolts eng. side

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« Reply #552 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 11:10pm »
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this pic shows  inside of firebox , with the first  pass on 5 of the stays.

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« Reply #553 on: Sep 15th, 2008, 11:11pm »
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last pic for tonight, looking into the firebox from the front.  Ray III

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« Reply #554 on: Sep 16th, 2008, 7:27am »
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Ray the workmanship is most impressive. I am really looking forward to seeing this beast run for the first time, and I know I am not the only one either.

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« Reply #555 on: Sep 16th, 2008, 7:48am »
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    W--O--W,     thats all I can say.
 
   Bruce R.
 
 


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« Reply #556 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:07am »
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Hello everyone,  I have been welding up a storm.   The staybolts on both side sheets are now completely welded.   There are 3 passes on each end of each staybolt.  52 staybolts ,  thats 312 welds on the staybolts alone.  I still have to weld the 4 staybolts on the throat, which I hope to do tomorrow.   There are  4 on the backhead as well that still need to welded  The next set of pics will cover what I just described. Ray III

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« Reply #557 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:10am »
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this pic shows  eng side, outside sheet  with 2nd pass on all staybolts and the 3rd pass on 8 of them.

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« Reply #558 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:12am »
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pis shows eng side , outside sheet with 3rd pass on all stays.

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« Reply #559 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:16am »
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next pic shows firemans side , inside sheet  with 3rd pass on all stays.

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