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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #600 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:18pm »
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Greg,  earlier I had said the weight would be 360#, but forgot to factor in the mud ring , staybolts, girders ,and the welding rods .  I bet it will be closer to 390# .   A cherry picker would be nice, my buddy offered to loan me his,  and I might  borrow it .  The tractor does a good job , but the cherry picker would have  better control while fitting to the chassis.  This pic is looking back with the mudring complete,except for the backhead.

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« Reply #601 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:20pm »
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next pic shows a close up of the mudring welds on fireman side

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« Reply #602 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:21pm »
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here is a close up of eng side

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« Reply #603 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:23pm »
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this pic shows the test fit of backhead.

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« Reply #604 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:24pm »
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pic shows close up of backhead sheet .  I still need to bevel this sheet including the firedoor opening.

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« Reply #605 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:26pm »
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pic is looking in the firebox at the backhead sheet.

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« Reply #606 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 10:28pm »
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last pic for tonight, looking at the backhead with sheet removed.

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« Reply #607 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 8:15am »
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Ray,
That's beautiful. A nice looking fabrication is as much art as it is science. You've got the eye, you've got the touch and you've got the science hammered.
 
I feel the need to add a cautionary note, for those who may not be familiar. We have mentioned a tool, here, rather casually. The engine hoist/cherry picker. These are single acting hydraulic units (Pump up, gravity down) and, when you crack that valve, there is a damned fine line between "lowered" and "dropped". If you are not familiar with the use of this very handy tool, don't make a cherished project your first effort. Good alternatives are chain falls or QUALITY come alongs.
 
Thanks for the use of the soapbox, Ray.
 
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 #608 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 6:38pm »
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Greg,  good point about the cherry picker , a slow response on my part for sure.    the cherry picker is a great tool , but  like greg said , with a heavy object on there , a slight opening of the valve , is all that is needed to lower your project.  Ray III

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« Reply #609 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 6:48pm »
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I have several pics to show you ,  work on the boiler has been slow lately.  The last few days I have found some boiler time .  This first pic shows me grinding the last  plate on the boiler that needed to be beveled.  The backhead is now beveled , I also located ,drilled and countersunk the dry tube holes.  The backhead is now on the boiler with the first pass  complete.

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« Reply #610 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 7:12pm »
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   Of course, my boiler is not near as heavy as what Ray's is, but we sure did have to be "gentle" with the down valve even with mine on the engine lift.
 
    BTW,,Tommy, have we made any head way of late !!!heh,heh,heh.


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« Reply #611 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 8:00pm »
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Man, those are sure pretty gauntlets. Almost a shame to get 'em dirty workin' in a steam engine!
 
It's great to hear that you're making progress, Ray. I get it through the grapevine that the other end of that train is getting closer, too.
 
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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 #612 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:41pm »
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Bruce, either one of our boilers would get your attention hanging from a cherry picker.  this next set of pics is the latest from TTBW.    Greg , the gloves are new ,  can you think of a better project to break them in on?   first pic , is test fit of backhead after getting beveled.

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« Reply #613 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:42pm »
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diff angle of test fit

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« Reply #614 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:49pm »
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countersinking the drytube holes

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« Reply #615 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:50pm »
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backhead on boiler with staybolts , ready to tackweld

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« Reply #616 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:52pm »
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tackwelds on backhead

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« Reply #617 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:55pm »
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boiler repositioned,so I can roll it back and forth to allow for the best welding position.

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« Reply #618 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:56pm »
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close up of boiler on it's side

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« Reply #619 on: Nov 7th, 2008, 10:57pm »
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start of 1st pass

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