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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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ErieAtlantic7597
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« Reply #660 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:00pm »
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   Ray,
 
   For those of us on this LIVE STEAM forum that DON'T thing live steam is dying, can you let us know what the dimensions of the grate are. I'm sure some here would find that interesting. I know I would!
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #661 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:00pm »
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pic is a little blurry, but a look from inside the firebox at the finished  firedoor

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« Reply #662 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:06pm »
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Bruce, the grate area is 9 1/2" wide  X 15" long. The raritan's grate area is  only 4X6.  The last pic for tonight is a pic of the boiler repositioned and ready for the front tube sheet .   Tomorrow I will reinsert the  three 1" rods  between the rear tube sheet and front tube sheet, make sure the 2 sheets are aligned and tack weld the front  tube sheet. Then I will stand the boiler on end and weld the front tube sheet.   Ray III

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« Reply #663 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:22pm »
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Ray from that last photo, it looks like you could stick the entire boiler from the Raritan inside the firebox of the Mike!

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« Reply #664 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:23pm »
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Bruce, as for moving it around it is all 2 guys want .  I believe it is around 350# now .  The copper tubes alone are almost 50#, once they are in and the dry tubes.  It should weigh a little over  400# when complete.

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« Reply #665 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 11:24pm »
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Bobby ,  LOL.    It's like the  mike is saying, get in my belly. LOL

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« Reply #666 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 8:05pm »
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I have not worked on the boiler in a couple of days.   I discovered the copper tubes were .003 larger than the tube holes.  I ordered an expandable reamer, which arrived today.  In the meantime  I  decided to work on the reverse quadrant .  It was awful tempting to order a completed one from a supplier.  Now that I am on the extra board with some spare time , and the castings and the prints required ,came with the engine, I decided to give it a try.   So I oiled the lathe and bought the required hardware.  I do not have a mill, so the radius and teeth for the reverse were cut on the band saw.  The brass spacers, and a pin that was  pressed into the bottom of the reverse rod were made on the lathe.  I bought the bronze handle from a supplier.  It would have been nice to buy the reverser already completed , but it feels so much better when you do it your self.  These next pics  will show the finished  reverser. Ray III

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« Reply #667 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 8:06pm »
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the next few pics are diff views.

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another view

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« Reply #669 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 8:08pm »
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close up of handle , which is a little blurry.

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« Reply #670 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 8:09pm »
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last pic for tonight.  It will be back to the boiler now that I have the reamer.

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« Reply #671 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 9:17pm »
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Very, very nice, indeed.  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #672 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 10:28pm »
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I have to agree with Bruce, on this one. Very nice, especially when one considers the lack of a mill and rotary table. Ya done good, Ray.
 
Does "extra board" still mean "married to the phone"?
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #673 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 11:25pm »
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Thanks Bruce and Greg.    Greg  yes I am still tied to the phone.  The extra board I'm on protects 3 terminals, but most work is from just 1 terminal.  The board is set up in 2 week blocks , I protect the board 6 days the first week and 5 the second week  24/7.

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« Reply #674 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 1:53pm »
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Ray,
Really nice work on the reverse.  By the way, I recently bought a 1916 Locomotive Dictionary on ebay, and it has a drawing of the throttle lever for an IC mikado.  If you want I can send you a copy.
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« Reply #675 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 3:01pm »
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Thank you Dan.    Dan after reading your post, I looked at the 1919 locomotive dictionary that  I have here.   It has a drawing for the  I.C. mike throttle as well. Thank you for the offer and  the information. Ray III.

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« Reply #676 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 3:24pm »
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hi all,
 
ray: book got here yesterday!  WAHOO! it's fantastic!  can't thank you enough, reference materials are where ya find them...many, many thanks for thinking of me!
 
btw...new 'puter should be here tomorrow!
 
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« Reply #677 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 3:34pm »
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Goerge , you are quite welcome.  Ray III

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« Reply #678 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 6:47pm »
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The  adjustable hand reamer arrived , but was not the right tool for the job.  So I ordered another  reamer,   1.0039 , this did the trick, since the tubes are 1.003.   The sheets are reamed and the front sheet was tack welded in today.  While I was waiting for the 2nd reamer to arrive, I marked and drilled the holes for the fake rivets on the smoke box.  I will use drive screws on those .  I will post pics tomorrow.   Ray III

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« Reply #679 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 7:44pm »
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   Man, I can hardly wait to see that monster on the chasis. AND, fired up at the un-meet.
 
   Br.


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