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« Reply #980 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 10:05pm »
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Thank you Greg,  I had to think for a second , when  you said eraser. Never  heard it called that, but I like it.  
   Scott, I don't think you will get to see the patent pending tendgola behind the A. At the rate Duncan is going , I think you will see the whole enchilada, running at un-meet 2013. Ray III


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« Reply #981 on: Oct 2nd, 2011, 10:06pm »
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Hello, everybody.  I have been busy in the shop when the CN leaves me alone. I have gotten alot done since the last pics.  The tender is 90 % done. The entire body is welded together and all of the  lids [2 water legs and the back area] are on . The coal bunker is welded in. I still need to finish drilling and tappping the  holes for the lids, but they are fitted and sitting in place.  The plate that angles up from the coal bunker is in place, but needs to be attached.  I hope to make the grab irons and get them on before It goes to the paint shop.  The stainless water tank should be done in a few days . When I get the tank , I will cut the hole in the lid and attach the hatch.  Then plumb the  few water lines and head for eagle point. It sounds like alot left to do , but it really is'nt.  I have a bunch of pics to post , but the @%$#&%#@  CN just called and will post them when I get home.   Ray III    

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« Reply #982 on: Oct 3rd, 2011, 8:58pm »
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   Holy mackeral Ray, you did a lot of stuff after our conversation. You should be in pretty good shape for this next outing. Man, I better get moveing on my little projects before this meet at Eagle Point.


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« Reply #983 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 2:56am »
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Well the tender was suppose to go to the paint shop today.   I had to delay that by 1 day , just had too much left to do.  The stainless steel water tank will be finished tomorrow. They let me bring it home tonight as it was all tacked together, and I used it to locate the hole for the water hatch. It will go back to them in the morning so they can finsh welding it. They did a great job on it.   The tender is ready for  paint , and will be painted and back in the shop by monday or tuesday.   I will then have to run my plumbing before leaving on thursday morning.   I have alot of fab pics , but just do not have the time to load them right now.  I usually like to show the work as it was done then the final product, but  not this time .  Here is a pic as it looks tonight.  The only things that are not done at this point are the steps, the grab irons, and  4 little L shape brackets that go at the rear of the tank and tie into the rear sill.  All of this will be made and added after  I go to the meet .    Ray III

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« Reply #984 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 2:58am »
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close up of last pic. Ray III

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« Reply #985 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 2:59am »
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front view . Ray III

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« Reply #986 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 3:00am »
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another front view. Ray III

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« Reply #987 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 3:04am »
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pic of the stainless tank test fit. Ray III

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« Reply #988 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 3:05am »
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last pic for tonight,  lid open on hatch and looking down into the stainless tank. Ray III

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« Reply #989 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 6:10am »
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   Very, very nice Ray. That tender is really looking GOOD !!


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« Reply #990 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 8:13am »
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WOW RAY!  you are making great progress and looks really sharp.  Post more when u have time.
 
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« Reply #991 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 8:17am »
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How sweet it is.....
 
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« Reply #992 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 2:54pm »
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nice keep it up ray can't wait to see it at the unmeet

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« Reply #993 on: Oct 6th, 2011, 9:55pm »
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very nice work Ray! don't forget to add "make a tushy cushy" to your to do list.  

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« Reply #994 on: Oct 8th, 2011, 8:05am »
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Thanks guys,  I hope to have the tender back by monday, the stainless tank is already here.   I am going to buy all of the  plumbing supplies today.   After all of this time I can't believe I almost have a tender.    Tom I will post the rest of the fab pics when I get home from the meet next weekend.   Bobby A new seat is on the list LOL.    Greg UN-MEET 2012.  Ray III

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on Oct 8th, 2011, 8:05am, SteamHeaton wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks guys,  I hope to have the tender back by monday, the stainless tank is already here.   I am going to buy all of the  plumbing supplies today.   After all of this time I can't believe I almost have a tender.    Tom I will post the rest of the fab pics when I get home from the meet next weekend.   Bobby A new seat is on the list LOL.    Greg UN-MEET 2012.  Ray III

 
ray:  daumn that tender looks good next to that caboose!!!   can't wait to cook with you again at the 2012 unmeet!  
 
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« Reply #996 on: Oct 8th, 2011, 6:59pm »
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Ray -- Don't know if I'll recognize your engine with that really nice first class tender behind it.  Hope the tengola doesn't get jealous.  You might get altitude sickness sitting that high might want to take some oxygen with.  
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« Reply #997 on: Oct 9th, 2011, 10:05pm »
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George,   yes it does, can't wait to see a string of brown offset hoppers with the mainline of mid america on their side.  We will have a brand new kitchen this year. Gonna need it for all of those pies, plus 4 more for Scott and Clayton LOL.    Bruce thanks,  I was thinking about what you said. This will be a new exp for me .  The tendgola is about the same height as the raritans tender.  So after 30 years of running at that level I will need oxygen and a step ladder. The raritan is 33 this year.   I talked to the painter tonight . He said I will have the tender back at my shop tuesday afternoon.   So I will load all my cars tomorrow , and leave tuesday open for  plumbing.    Ray III

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« Reply #998 on: Oct 9th, 2011, 10:24pm »
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   Ray,
 
   I know this is a little off topic, but I wanted to thank you for the push to get ole 7597 ready for this trip. I got so much crap done, that I  actually spent this evening sittin back a bit.
 
   Thanks again Ray.


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« Reply #999 on: Oct 10th, 2011, 8:50am »
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Bruce, glad I was able to motivate you.  You are really going to appreciate it, in about 4 days.   I am really looking forward to next weekend, the mike has not ran since the last un-meet.    Ray III

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