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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #60 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:31am »
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here is a pic of the first cut. Check out  that custom strap on my goggles, it has  been on there for a long time, I mean years and years  LOL.  The strap broke and I needed to keep working , so I imprvised, that  is an elastic band from a retired pair of underware. It kept me working that night, but now it is  just something I laugh at almost every time I put them on.

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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #61 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:37am »
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A pic of the final cut.

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« Reply #62 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:41am »
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after the final cut was made , just a tap of the hammer was all that was needed to remove the  lower  piece of pipe.

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« Reply #63 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:46am »
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the first step  on the boiler is now complete.  the next couple of pics willbe of the barrel with the piece removed and  one pic with the smoke box  sitting on the end of the tube to give you an idea of how big this boiler will be.

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« Reply #64 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:49am »
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another pic

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« Reply #65 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:52am »
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side view

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« Reply #66 on: May 21st, 2007, 12:54am »
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pic with smoke box on the end for  full effect.

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pockets
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« Reply #67 on: May 21st, 2007, 7:45am »
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Way to go, Ray. Congratulations. I envy you the feeling that comes from positive progress.
 
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 #68 on: May 21st, 2007, 10:25am »
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 HOLY MACKERAL
 
   Now that is something !!!!! Great pictures. And, from a dress style view, I really liked the underware elastic band on your welding gogles. Classic Ray, classic.
 
   Thanks so much for shareing the beginnings of you new boiler with us here.  
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #69 on: May 21st, 2007, 1:29pm »
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Ray, that is looking good! Nice cutting guide tool, tip too!

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moose_the_caboose
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« Reply #70 on: May 21st, 2007, 7:55pm »
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hi all,
 
hey ray!  now we're gettin'  somewhere!  anybody takes notes?  
 
moose the caboose


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« Reply #71 on: May 22nd, 2007, 11:26am »
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   George, Bobby, Greg,  
 
   This is the example of real work ethic in the live steam hobby. I've got a feeling we will see this locomotive running at the Un-Meet of "08".  
 
   Let er roll, Ray.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #72 on: May 22nd, 2007, 8:25pm »
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Ray,
check your messages at the top of the page....
 
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!
B+MNW21201
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« Reply #73 on: May 23rd, 2007, 6:38am »
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Be ready Ray, Pockets is gonna ask for one of those goggle head bands!

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pockets
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« Reply #74 on: May 23rd, 2007, 7:42am »
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Nope...Already got one. Made mine out of bicycle inner tube!
 
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!
moose_the_caboose
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« Reply #75 on: May 23rd, 2007, 10:04pm »
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Whew! What a relief!  I thought pockets was going to say something more in the intimate apparel line!  I'm glad he ain't a gonna get a whopping from she-who-must-be-obeyed.
 
ray!  you and me gotta talk!  i gotta a whole lotta learning ta get done!  great job on the boiler...getter done!
 
moose the caboose
 
 
 
on May 23rd, 2007, 7:42am, pockets wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nope...Already got one. Made mine out of bicycle inner tube!
 
Greg B.



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« Reply #76 on: May 23rd, 2007, 10:57pm »
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Bruce ,Bobby,|Greg,and George.
Thanks for all the nice comments. I am definitely in boiler mode now. I am really looking forward to building  this boiler, and will keep all of you up to date on my progress  with plenty of pics.  A bike inner tube, Greg that is a good one too.


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« Reply #77 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:08pm »
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Guys,
I do a lot of wood working, too. My shop couldn't function without a drawer full of inner-tube scraps. I use them for everything from gluing clamps to chip guards to isolation washers. I even lined the tin belt guard of my old mill/drill with the stuff and it got quiet enough to stand next to!
 
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 #78 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:09pm »
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After reading Bruces  post about my trip to see one of the Illinois Central  locomotives that are  on display  near my home , I remembered that I had some pics I can share with you.  I took these pics , for detail ideas.  the I.C. had a couple of things that set there engines apart from others.  The most obvious were the  pressed steel pilot, square sand box , and the hand rails on the front of the engine. i also took pics of the whistle  shroud, saftey valves and turbo gen. hope you enjoy the pics.

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« Reply #79 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:12pm »
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more detail pics,

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