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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #800 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:39pm »
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pic shows grate fabrication.  these are made out of  1/4" x 3/4" hot roll flat bar.  If they do not hold up I will make some out of stainless.    I think they will do just fine.

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« Reply #801 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:42pm »
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pic showsgrates completed. the grate is split into 3 sections , so I can get them out of the fire door if there is a problem.  You can see the spacers welded to the sides of the grates, to keep the spacing correct.

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« Reply #802 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:47pm »
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pic shows the raritan grate in the middle of the mike grate.

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« Reply #803 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:47pm »
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another view of the 2 grates.

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« Reply #804 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:50pm »
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pic shows grate supports ready for welding to the bottom of the firebox, those are 3/8ths stainless rods  that will  hold the grates up.

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« Reply #805 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:51pm »
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closer view of last pic with the flash off for a different  look.

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« Reply #806 on: Jan 21st, 2009, 10:54pm »
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last pic for tonight and it is a little blurry, shows the spacer ring ready for welding on the front of the boiler.  This is needed because the smokebox is to print , and the boiler is smaller than print.  Ray III

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« Reply #807 on: Jan 22nd, 2009, 10:03am »
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Ray i have a question, the boiler and grates that you have been working on so far.  who's engine is all of that stuff for.  just curious about that.

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« Reply #808 on: Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:08am »
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NJL,  all of the parts I have been making are for an Illinois Central mikado, that I am building for myself.  The chassis was bought running on air, and since I work for the I.C. railroad ,now the CN.  I deciced to finish the locomotive as an I.C. mike.  Look back at the beginning of this thread, for a better explanation of this build.   Ray III

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« Reply #809 on: Jan 22nd, 2009, 9:56pm »
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ohh ok, my bad.  thanks for getting back to me though

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« Reply #810 on: Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:31pm »
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   Ray,
 
   As useual, your pics are awesome. The comparison between the Raritan grate and the new grates for the Mike are is really siomething. A real eye opener.
 
   thanks again for the great pics
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #811 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:13pm »
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I have not posted much lately.  Every spare minute is going to the engine.  I thought I would come up for air,  so  here are  the pics showing the engine with the boiler on.   alot has been done in the last week.  It will look like a naked chicken but it will be fired up.   so here are the pics, I am heading back out to the shop.  I should have th smokebox plumbing finished tonight or tomorrow . The first pic shows the boiler ready to be lifted by the engine hoist. Ray III

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« Reply #812 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:14pm »
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this pic is same as last from different angle

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« Reply #813 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:16pm »
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lowering into position.

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« Reply #814 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:17pm »
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lowering into position from different angle

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« Reply #815 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:20pm »
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this pic shows the front of the boiler already in the smokebox, and my daughter lining up the holes in the rear bracket while I  operate the engine hoist.

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« Reply #816 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:22pm »
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pic shows boiler on the eng ,  lifting strap still on as insurance.

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« Reply #817 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:23pm »
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boiler bolted on and ready to removethe strap.

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« Reply #818 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 9:24pm »
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last pic for tonight, shows the grates installed , I still have to make the ash pan.  Ray III

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« Reply #819 on: Feb 8th, 2009, 10:22pm »
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   A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I just can't think of anything else to say.
 
 
   Bruce


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