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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #80 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:19pm »
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detail pic this pilot was  changed  to include foot boards  in its last days of service. the  pressed steel pilot  used to go all the way across.

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« Reply #81 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:23pm »
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this is the whistle shroud

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« Reply #82 on: May 23rd, 2007, 11:29pm »
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saftey valves

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« Reply #83 on: May 24th, 2007, 8:46am »
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   Nice, nice pics, Ray. I'm fairly sure that if you incorporate many of the details from this beautiful locomotive into your Mike, it will be something else. Thanks so much for posting these great pictures.
 
   take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #84 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:40am »
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I gotta agree with Bruce..... I'll give his remarks an AMEN.
 
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 #85 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:10pm »
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Had to head for bed last night befor the caller ,called me to work. here are a few more of the  I.C. 2500. A 4-8-2 rebuilt from a 2-10-2. The gentleman in the photo, is the reason we are able to see this loco today. he spearheaded the  effort to save this  engine  back in the late 50's and early 60's.  this man is also a live steamer. who happen to make his own pattern  for 1 1/2 scale couplers and , they were poured in the Ic steam shop foundry back in the mid 50's. I am glad to have met  him and spent  time listening to his stories. BTW one of his couplers is on the front of my Ic mike. Jim was a draftsman for the IC.

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« Reply #86 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:16pm »
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another  pic, cab shot

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« Reply #87 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:17pm »
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LOL forgot to load the pic

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« Reply #88 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:21pm »
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gen

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« Reply #89 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:25pm »
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compressor

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« Reply #90 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:49pm »
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Nice pictures!  Very nice, very nice!
 
There is nothing like climbing all over a real locomotive to get details, and details are what counts.
 
 
BTW, where is a good place to get couplers for my GE44, any idea's?  I would like some prototypical ones, like with the coupler hand bars working and such.


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« Reply #91 on: May 27th, 2007, 8:10pm »
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on Oct 12th, 2006, 12:11pm, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
another  2-8-2 pic

 
S-Heaton,
 
I like the white wire deer in the background of your garage / shop pics; are those going to be test subjects for crossings when you're done?  LoL
 
Great work on this engine.  You've been talking about it for some time now & it's good to see you're coming along nicely.
 
Mark
P.S. to those from down South - I used to do the GCRRM with Ray as well; we were fond of running the track car late @ night down Perimiter Road, under 95 & as far S. as that little spur would take us... certainly harmless fun as compared to the stuff we hear about kids doing these days.


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« Reply #92 on: May 29th, 2007, 9:56pm »
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I have finally figured  all of the dimensions for the boiler.  The prints called for a piece of 1/4 " plate to be rolled .  The outside dimesion  was to be 11 5/8ths.  This would be a real headache for me to find a place to roll this for me, I found it much easier to use a  10" pipe with an o.d. of 10 3/4.  In doing this I had to refigure all of my plates.  I'm glad that part of the project is done.  Now on to the fun part  cutting drilling and fabricating. with the smaller I.D. ,I had to rearrange the tube  nest and lost  5 tubes. I cut small disc's of  1" dowel and painted them black .  This made it easy to  try diff patterns and see what worked best for me. I willpost a pic of my final tube  nest pattern.  The next day or  2 I hope to get the  3/8ths plate on the saw horses and begin cutting  out the plates.  SteamHeaton

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« Reply #93 on: May 29th, 2007, 10:01pm »
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the light pencil marks  ,that are hard to see ,will be the  actual boiler dimension.

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« Reply #94 on: May 29th, 2007, 11:41pm »
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A remarkably simple and clever idea, 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 #95 on: May 31st, 2007, 10:05am »
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   Ray,
 
   Thanks so much for posting these very interesting photos. I'm fairly sure not too many folks here have seen this end of the live steam saga that a few of us have been through. Please keep these very informative pics comeing.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #96 on: May 31st, 2007, 6:37pm »
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the actual layout of the tube nest


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« Reply #97 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 11:42pm »
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   Ray,
 
   It is so good to see someone really "getting their teeth into" this kind of a project.
As opposed to those that "talk" about what they intend to do,,, for years, or who they know and where they've been, and yet accomplish notheing.  
 
   You, Pete, Cam, Dean and a hand full of others give new meaning to  
"gettin er dun". Oh, I forgot Justin.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #98 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 3:08pm »
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Thanks guys, I am really looking forward to this  project.  I will try to take lots of pics and explain in as much detail as poss.  The methods I will be using are tried and  proven to work. I am no expert , but I do feel confident enough to show you  how a boiler goes together, and  my techniques  for  building one. I built the raritan boiler  in the same manner that I will build this one and it is  now  on it's  16th year, the boiler that is , the  loco is 28.  Even though I went through welding school and welded for  a couple of years  as a trade before  starting on the railroad .  It was the guidance and mentoring from fellow live steamers that had traveled down this same  path many years before me , that gave me the courage to weld  my first boiler. There is also a great article in modeltec  magazine Feb 1987, titled guide for locomotive boiler construction. A fantastic resource and starting point , for someone  thinking about  building there own boiler. Steamheaton


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I started cutting out the plates for ,the firebox today.  I used the kubota to pick the plate up which is  3/8ths x3ft x 4ft, and prob weighs  at least  200lbs.  the scrawny  saw horses in the  first pic failed the weight test, they folded up under the weight.  So I layed  2 6x6's  down on each side and put the plate on them.  I placed my templates  on the plate and traced  each one of them. I cut out the crown sheet ,and back head , today.  All of the other plates are layed out and  I should be able to get the rest , cut out tomorrow.  I just clamp my guide  tool and cut them out.  Steamheaton

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