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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #580 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:10am »
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pic shows outside throat stays and firebox .

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« Reply #581 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:11am »
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pic shows inside throat welds and firebox.

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« Reply #582 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:12am »
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lifting boiler to put back on stand.

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« Reply #583 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:13am »
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another view of lifting boiler.

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« Reply #584 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:14am »
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almost back on the stand.

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« Reply #585 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:16am »
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looking down into the firebox with 2nd pass on the mud ring.

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« Reply #586 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:17am »
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last pic for tonight.  A side view of boiler back on stand.

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« Reply #587 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 8:57am »
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Ray,
 
I don't know how to break this to you, but looking at your photo's it is clear that the sides of the firebox are not even. They are at least .0000000001" off from each other. Knowing how precise you like things I know you will want to start from scratch to get it right. But being the friend I am, I will dispose of this one for you to make room for your new one. Do you need my shipping address?  
 
This has been one great tutorial on boiler building.  
 
Bobby


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« Reply #588 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 11:04am »
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Bobby there have been many sleepless night over the discrepancies in the side sheets.  LOL.      I have decided to try and live with it.   Hope this does not slow you down on your efforts , to obtain a boiler.          Thanks , I have enjoyed explaining and showing pics of my progress.   Ray III

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« Reply #589 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 3:19pm »
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Ray,
Those four-wheel, hydraulic boiler lifters are sure handy!
 
To reiterate Bobby's sentiment; Thanks for the lessons.
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #590 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 7:27pm »
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hi all,
 
ray:  i can't thank you enough for posting your mike project here...it's amazing!  there are other boiler projects shown on the internet, but this one and the erie-atlantic have been the most clear and concise depictions yet.  there are some fantasic boiler techs out there, but sometimes their work is hard to find and identify.  at least here, i can see your boiler from start to finish...i've learned so much.  of all the things we do or say, education and edification are highest, best things we do for each other.  for that i'm most grateful.  what i do maybe technically challenging...what you're doing is simply amazing.
 
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« Reply #591 on: Sep 24th, 2008, 9:25pm »
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   Friends,
 
   Hopefully, when my new glasses get here, and, at this late point in my life, I want to TRY to learn how to weld like that. In almost forty years in this hobby, I've seen some real masters at work and their workmanship. Some of us original posters here know exactly of whom I referr.  
 
   Ray, you have brought yourself to the level of craftsmanship of some of the chrished few who have gone on ahead of us here in Florida. I know some of the newer folks here might think this sounds like a lot of bull, but your handy work is just beautiful. All they need to do is go back in this thread and take a gander. Nuff said!!  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #592 on: Sep 25th, 2008, 11:27am »
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Bobby,Greg, George,and Bruce.    Thanks for the kind words.   We all contribute to this great site, and it has become quite a resource.    Ray III

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« Reply #593 on: Sep 25th, 2008, 4:48pm »
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Ray,
  Thanks for the great post. I am very interested in the building of your boiler as I have a Railroad Supply Mikado. It was built in the late 70's early 80's time frame. When I bought it a year and a half ago it had sat for about 10 years unused. I hope to get a few more years out of it before I tackle building another one. Again thanks for the inspiration. The picture is the first run after I went through it and repainted. And yes it is coal fired right now.


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« Reply #594 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 6:57pm »
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   Ray, my Friend,
 
   When do we see some of the latest work of Tommy the Turtle, heh,heh,heh.
 
   Seriously, do we have any update pics on this very major project. I know I and a quite a few others are interested to see how its going along.  
 
   I sure don't have the abilities to post a pic of my Atlantic boiler next to a pic of your Mike boiler, but I think that would be quite a comparison photo, for sure.
 
   Unuseual to to have this much photo coverage of two boilers being build from scratch at the same time on this site or any other site for that matter.
 
   Thanks for your continued photo coverage,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #595 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 7:50pm »
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hi all,
 
ray:  i can't add enough extra adjectives to what's already been said to express my appreciation, but thank you, thank you, thank you!  i'm learning sooooo much about boilers that i otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to see.  between the mike and the atlantic, there's been more about boilers than just the finished project.  other boards talk about it, some individuals show some of the steps, but the railfan gang sticks it all out for all to see and learn from.  i can't thank the two of you enough.
 
bruce:  get with ray about what pictures you want to show...i'll put them in the same post.  maybe not side-by-side, but certainly atop one another to show comparison/contrast.  on second thought, once you two have decided on the photos, send them to me.  i'll meld them into a single side-by-side photo that you both can comment on.
 
to all:  it's been a long day (3:15 am to 19:00), my schedule has changed slighty to accomodate a seriously ill fellow worker.  i'll be in and out for the next few days.  after that, it's back at it hard and heavy.
 
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« Reply #596 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 8:13pm »
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   George,
 
   Thanks for the very kind offer. Ray and I talk to each other almost every week, so it should'nt be a problem finding pics for a comparison photo.  
   Just for kicks and chuckles, Ray's boiler is already hanging on a farm tractor bucket. Mine can be picked up with an automobile engine picker uper. Thats a huge difference right there.
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #597 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 8:52pm »
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Bruce and Ray,
IIRC, a 426 Hemi, long block ran about 650lb., A FE Ford, about the same..... Been a while since I folded up a cherry picker. Mine's good for 2t. (a little spooky, though, 'cause they are Chinese tons!!)
 
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Bruce    here is the latest from tommy the turtle boiler works.   I finally finished welding the mud ring in last night.  With 3/4 mud ring material and beveled, it took several passes to fill it in.    The next step will be the backhead.   I still need to locate and drill the dry tube holes, and  bevel the backhead sheet.   The backhead sheet is too big and I need to trim about 3/4" off of the top.  I hope to get this done tomorrow.  then weld the backhead on and turn my attention to the front flue sheet . Not much left to do , and then I will  roll the tubes in.  these next pics will show the mud ring welds, and a test fit of the backhead sheet.  Thankyou George,   glad you are gaining something from this.  It's been fun explaining , my project.     Ray III

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this pic shows the mud ring with 1 pass or part of 1 left to do.

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