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Pennsy4483
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« Reply #100 on: Aug 8th, 2011, 8:04pm »
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Following up from the mini-meet, here is David operating the clyshay with a full head of steam pulling a rather heavy load for the little loco.  Here he comes around the back corner of the FH&S RR.  Enjoy!
 
Don


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« Reply #101 on: Aug 8th, 2011, 9:04pm »
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hi all,
 
i've waited 'til now to gather my thoughts on the doin's up in jacksonville, and all i can say is.... Y'all Rock!
 
the visit will stand out as one of the best that me and my missus have done this year.  i can't thank our hosts...the Longs, enough for their hospitality and friendship.  from the moment we first stepped out of the truck, we were made to feel at home.  what more needs to be said?  they've only to ask and we'll be there with batches of the homemade sweet soda and the good brown stuff!  speaking of which, you folks on the frog hollow & southern have your own brown soda brewer...and his wares were tasty!!  
 
for a meet to go right, a lot of people have to work very hard prior to and during the meet.  the men and women of the fh&s and the jax steam team certainly proved their mettle.  those of us who were visiting were told in no uncertain terms to go enjoy ourselves...and we did!  for those of us used to 'being in harness' during a meet, it's hard to let others do what we have worked at for so many years.  a lot of other tracks want respect without the effort required being put forth.  the fh&s didn't make any pretenses and did what they knew had to be done...and by force of doing it right for themselves, did it right for all of us.  that my friends, is how respect is earned.  
 
thank you one and all of the jax steam team and fh&s. my wife and i look forward to the next 'unmeet' at the fh&s!  
 
moose-n-mary


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« Reply #102 on: Aug 9th, 2011, 9:54pm »
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Our Mini-Unmeet really motivated us.  These were taken last Sunday

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« Reply #103 on: Aug 9th, 2011, 9:57pm »
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A sight long coming.  Jeff Dute on lathe grooving axles after getting the collet chuck adjusted.  Thanks Jeff.

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« Reply #104 on: Aug 9th, 2011, 9:59pm »
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David on press broaching drivers

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« Reply #105 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:47pm »
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Today we continue to make progress.  Scott finished grooving the main axles for retaining rings and oil grooves while Clayton continued sizing material for journals.

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« Reply #106 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:50pm »
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Clayton on Mill

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« Reply #107 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:51pm »
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Scott on lathe

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« Reply #108 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:53pm »
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Last axle to groove.

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« Reply #109 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:55pm »
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Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon...

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« Reply #110 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 6:56pm »
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All Done with tis step.

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« Reply #111 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 2:37pm »
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This is really exciting stuff; you guys with your projects and Bobby with his, it kind of lights a fire in my box. I NEED to get started with my project of replumbing the ol' girl. Well, we will see. Keep the pictures coming and nice work!!!!
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« Reply #112 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 7:57pm »
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Looks like the building fire is stoked!

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« Reply #113 on: Sep 6th, 2011, 10:24am »
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Yes the building fires are stoked.  That mini meet was a real kick in the pants apparently.  I now have a fifteen year old (Clayton) that wants a Bridgeport and finds dial calipers and micrometers a challenge thanks to BTLarger.  Of course one good thing about this is that he's beginning to see that the X and Y axis arent just in his Geometry text book.  Another fire, we had  Tom Hills LP fired 1.6 Pacific out for the holiday weekend for her shake down cruise since her rebuild completion last year.   He (Tom and wife Blanche) was at the mini meet and participated in the hosting with the ten wheelers, many of you met him, some probably new him already.  Anyway it  was a getting to know her event for the FH&S crew and a re-aquaintance for engineer and loco.  The week end went well. A few little changes and a head end car completion and she will be in South Fl come February with about a half a dozen engineers.

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« Reply #114 on: Sep 7th, 2011, 11:30am »
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What did we know in high school? We told our teachers and parents that we didn't need that stupid math (algabra, trig, geometry) I'm glad I took it now.   It's just applied now to something we all love to do. Build locos.
 
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« Reply #115 on: Sep 7th, 2011, 11:31am »
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BTW, I have more videos which I will post here soon.

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« Reply #116 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 9:04am »
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Well the shop of Bruce the L was standing room only yesterday.  Bruce, Ralph, Scott, Donald, David and I were busy making more parts.  It was a first for the Steam Team as well,,,,we now have 1 part with primer on it.  Picture below is of one of the frame spreaders, yes Virginia, that is primer on it!
 
Scott and Ralph were busy on the mill working on bearing blocks, the boys with Bruce were sand blasting frame spreaders getting ready for primer and paint.  I was on the lathe making more crank pins.  Another accomplishment was made as I completed the 20th pin, enough for 10 locomotives.
 
During the time, our conversations were all over the map talking about our build; the BCRR (and with all the recent posts, we got a little hungry); preps at the FH&S for their Haunted Halloween run; to Ray's tender construction.  A lot of good things are happening and it is great that this forum allows us all to stay connected.
 
Happy Steaming!
 
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« Reply #117 on: Sep 26th, 2011, 11:04am »
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Don, 20 crank pins ! I bet you could turn one in your sleep. LOL    It sounds like  the steam team had a very productive day in the shop.   I miss the comradery of a shop full of live steamers all working on projects together.  I used to be involved with a group in Decatur Illinois. They met every saturday, and worked in their shop together.  Great memories, now I live 3 hours away from them ,and don't  get up there very often. That is a very special thing you guys and gals have there.  I can't wait until Feb.  gonna be a blast . Ray IIIr

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A little update from the 10-wheeler steam team.  Yesterday Bruce and I met at his shop for a work session.  Bruce was busy working on tender plumbin improvements for Tom H.  I headed over to the lathe to make the last two rear crank pins for the 10-wheeler build.  It was nice using Bruce's larger lathe, things just seam to go a little quicker with it than mine (yes I have machine envy).  The photo shows 22 pins in our usual part-art fashion.  All they need now is to be threaded.  Now, onto the next pieces-part that I have been assigned.
 
Happy Steaming!
 
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« Reply #119 on: Dec 5th, 2011, 3:39pm »
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Better shot of Don's work

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