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Southern_PS4
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« Reply #820 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 1:00am »
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Ray,
 
It’s an exciting time when the boiler and the engine come together for the first time.  Finished or not it will look good with the caboose.
 
Jerry H.
 


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« Reply #821 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 7:43am »
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Wow, Ray, wow. That is looking great! Congrats, I think I speak for all of us down here when I say we are as excited about your progress as you are. I can't wait to see her steamed up for the first time!

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« Reply #822 on: Feb 17th, 2009, 11:31pm »
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Chrissake Ray you've really outdone yourself!  I can't wait to see some video of this thing running.  Fantastic job!

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« Reply #823 on: Feb 18th, 2009, 9:07pm »
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Thankyou   Bruce, Jerry H., Bobby, Nhi_fireman.   Thanks to all of my friends here  for the kind words and for, helping me stay motivated , not to mention  the advice and suggestions.  Just a few days , until I leave for florida, and the engine is getting the last few items tended to , in order to have it operable.  I think the engine has logged about 6 or 7 miles on the stand in the last week.  A couple of friends from work are going to help me load the trailer tomorrow.  Ray III

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« Reply #824 on: Feb 18th, 2009, 9:58pm »
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Ray,
Congratulations. I am truely happy for you and wish I was making the trip with you. May the teething problems be very few and easily handled.
 
Greg B.
 
PS: George is bustin' his hump gettin' that hack together!


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« Reply #825 on: Feb 25th, 2009, 7:18am »
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   All I can say about this chasis/boiler combination, when seen face to face, is intimidateing. I helped Ray unload the Mike last night when he arrived at the Un-Meet, and it is a brute.
 
   I'll post some pic of this accomplishmnet in the Un-Meet of "09" thread.


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« Reply #826 on: Mar 2nd, 2009, 8:21am »
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Ray,
 
Thank you for letting us be a part of her first fire-up! What a strong pulling engine!  
 
Ray set a bench mark of 16 cars loaded with 18 adults, pulling up and over the 1.7% grade trestle! Not bad for an engine on her maiden runs.  
 
Congrats Ray.


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« Reply #827 on: Mar 2nd, 2009, 1:14pm »
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Ray,
 
I just wanted to say that your locomotive is a beast!  Good job.  It was a pleasure meeting you and best of luck in finishing your beauty off.  Can't wait to see you (and your locomotive) again.
 
Don


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« Reply #828 on: Mar 3rd, 2009, 6:32am »
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Ray,
I'm glad that you were able to have a successful run with the Mike. I can't wait to see it in person. In the mean time, I'll avidly follow the completion of this engine, right here. Please, keep posting your progress.
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #829 on: Mar 4th, 2009, 9:57pm »
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Guys,
 
   I could'nt help myself. I had to post this pic. After we have seen all of the stages of building this boiler, here it is on it's chasis and heading for the main line for the first time with a full head of steam.
 
   Thanks Ray for shareing this special event with all of us during the steam only Un-Meet of '09' at the BCRR. Seeing that engine run for the first time on it's own, will stir memories for a long time to come.


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« Reply #830 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 9:07am »
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With the un-meet 09 behind us, and the first run of the mike a success. It's time to get back to work.   There were a few issues with the engine that need to be changed or adjusted, but nothing major.  I was very pleased with the first run.  I would like to thank everyone at the un-meet 09 for being there and making it such a memorable week.  A special thanks goes out to Pete Bialecki,  Duncan Herring,  Joe Tanski, and Chuck McCarley.  I left home a day and a half late.  I was welding and machining parts , within a few hours of my departure. When I pulled out,  I still needed to plumb the injectors, the axle pump line back to the bypass valve , and  plumb the lubricator.   On thursday at the BCRR while I was putting the tendgola together, Duncan approached me and asked what he could do to help, before I knew it there were  4 people helping me plumb the engine.  Duncan and Joe were  plumbing the firemans side  , while myself and chuck  plumbed the engineers side.  Pete was silver soldering the fittings for us. A half days work was reduced to a little over an hour.  Not one of them were asked to help, they just offered and it was greatly appreciated.  A perfect example of the live steam hobby. Ray III    

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« Reply #831 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 9:46am »
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This pic was taken on fri morning , the day I was suppose to leave. Notice there are not any water glasses or pressure gauge, nor is there any throttle.  The throttle  parts still needed to be fabricated .

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« Reply #832 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 9:47am »
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this pic shows the smokebox plumbing. the fitting on the tee below the ball valve is where the oil line will tie in.

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« Reply #833 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 9:52am »
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pic shows the safetys installed.  140# and 145#

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« Reply #834 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 9:54am »
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this pic shows the engine about to roll into the truck, for the trip to florida.

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« Reply #835 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 3:28pm »
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on Mar 7th, 2009, 9:07am, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
On thursday while I was putting the tendgola together, Duncan approached me and asked what he could do to help, before I knew it there were  4 people helping me plumb the engine.  

 
So, it takes a village to build a loco?  
Ray, just kidding, great job by everyone involved, especially you.  I am very motivated to pick up the pace on my own mikado!
Dan Watson


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on Mar 7th, 2009, 9:07am, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
With the un-meet 09 behind us, and the first run of the mike a success. It's time to get back to work.   There were a few issues with the engine that need to be changed or adjusted, but nothing major.  I was very pleased with the first run.  I would like to thank everyone at the un-meet 09 for being there and making it such a memorable week.  A special thanks goes out to Pete Bialecki,  Duncan Herring,  Joe Tanski, and Chuck McCarley.  I left home a day and a half late.  I was welding and machining parts , within a few hours of my departure. When I pulled out,  I still needed to plumb the injectors, the axle pump line back to the bypass valve , and  plumb the lubricator.   On thursday while I was putting the tendgola together, Duncan approached me and asked what he could do to help, before I knew it there were  4 people helping me plumb the engine.  Duncan and Joe were  plumbing the firemans side  , while myself and chuck  plumbed the engineers side.  Pete was silver soldering the fittings for us. A half days work was reduced to a little over an hour.  Not one of them were asked to help, they just offered and it was greatly appreciated.  A perfect example of the live steam hobby. Ray III    

 
This is a picture of the crew of live steamers who stepped up to help Ray out in order for him to run his mike.
Ray H. on left, right behind him Chuck Mc. working on the "tendgola". to the center rt. Pete, with a piec of tubeing in his hand, heading for the shop, low on the side of the engine, Dunkin Herring, and rt. nearer the camera is Joe Tanski. Quite a hand full of accomplished live steamers working with Ray so he could realize his dream of the mike's first run.


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« Reply #837 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 11:37pm »
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thank you Bobby,  it was so nice to see you and all of the BCRR crew again.  Greg  I sure wish you could have been there.   Hopefully next year we will see you .  Don it was a pleasure meeting you and the  rest of the ten wheeler group as well.  I am looking forward to following your project .   Dan thank you , yes it does take the village , or at least it sure helps.  I can already picture the  double heading I.C. mikes.   Ray III

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« Reply #838 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 9:47pm »
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After returning from the un-meet 09,  there were several things that needed attention.   I have been busy working on the engine ,  last weekend  I took it to Kenny Davis track in Decatur Illinois.   The engine was fired up for  5 1/2  hours.   It ran great.   The next few pics will show  the insulation applied to the steam rated ball valve throttle in the smokebox, also  2 pics from last sunday at kennys track. Ray III

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« Reply #839 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 9:49pm »
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another pic of insulation

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