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« Reply #866 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 9:47pm »
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pic shows washer welded on exhaust nozzle , for blower ring to sit on.

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« Reply #868 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 9:54pm »
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smoke box plumbing.

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« Reply #869 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 9:56pm »
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smokebox plumbing

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« Reply #870 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:14pm »
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The next few pics were taken on june 13th at the annual summer meet  at the home of Kenny Davis.  There were 14 steamers and 12 diesels at this years  meet.  The usual pot luck meal at noon and plenty of great railroading.  I did not take many pics due to the mike being fired  up for 8 hours, and it was only  the 3rd  time  it had ran.  I was like a mother hen.  The 1st pic  shows the mike on the car barn lead, firing up.  

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« Reply #871 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:18pm »
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this pic shows  Andrew, the son of a friend of mine from work who is also an engineer, approaching the station. This was there 2nd year at the meet.

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« Reply #872 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:21pm »
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pic shows the mike at the station, with Andrew at the throttle, where many people  loaded trains for a trip around the railroad.

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« Reply #873 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:23pm »
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pic shows one of Kennys car sheds

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« Reply #874 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:31pm »
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 This is the last pic of the meet, and it shows the most unusual piece of equipment  at the meet. It makes me think of lionel.   There aren't  any pics of the I.C. cab,  I can't believe it happened but it did.  I did get some video of it running  on the rear of a 17 car train.  Maybe I can get  moose to post that for me.  Ray III

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« Reply #875 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:55pm »
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The next set of pics show the mike at home on the stand with the I.C. cab. also they will show the tool I made to remedy a problem with the mike. I hope.      I have had,  what I thought was a squeak  coming from the front of the engine.  Was not sure what it was.  The lubricator was working too good , for it to be a dry metal situation.  I was really at a loss .  So I sent a copy of a tape of it running to several friends and Bruce R. was the first  to see the tape. he called and told me he felt it was an exhaust leak and not a metal rubbing situation.  After further investigation , I found that one of the exhaust lines, the rear one on the engineers side was covered in oil, while the other 3 were all dry.  I feel that this is the problem, so it is a whistle from the loose  comp nut , and not metal rubbing , that is making the noise.  This would have been a very simple fix before the smokebox was  bolted on, now not so easy.   There is almost no room to work, and I can't see the comp nut, only feel it with my finger tips. This called for a special tool.   Part crows foot and part line wrench.  It worked well and I was able to tighten the comp nut  1/2 turn. I hope to run it again soon to see if this did the trick. The pics will show what I just described. Ray III

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« Reply #876 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:58pm »
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another pic of engine on stand

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pic shows the print , that is looking from underneath the engine. The comp nut I am pointing to is the rear exhaust port on the engineers side and is  leaking ever so slightly, which sounds like a high pitch whislte. When the throttle is open.  there was oil on this  one line while the others were dry.

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pic shows the tool I made to tighten the comp nut. If this does not work the smokebox will have to come off.

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close up of last pic

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