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BobbyT
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« Reply #140 on: Jul 18th, 2012, 6:28pm »
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<------- Big smile on this guy.

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« Reply #141 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:28pm »
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Hi Guys -- We had another work session today and actually saw Tom Markham for the first time in a while.  We had three machines running most of the day.  Hope you enjoy the pics.
 
First Don and son David facing eccentric rods to length to get ready to thread.


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« Reply #142 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:29pm »
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David on his own

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« Reply #143 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:30pm »
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Donald facing eccentrics to width.

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« Reply #144 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:31pm »
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Facing

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« Reply #145 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:32pm »
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Hamming it up

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« Reply #146 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:33pm »
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Drilling and boring eccentrics by Ralph and Tom

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« Reply #147 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:34pm »
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Boring

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« Reply #148 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:36pm »
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Ralph hard at it

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« Reply #149 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:37pm »
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Tom getting into the thick of things.

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« Reply #150 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:37pm »
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And the parts keep stacking up.

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« Reply #151 on: Sep 11th, 2012, 8:46am »
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Though the thread has been quiet, we have not.  The 10-wheeler gang has been at it making more pieces/parts.  Threading got a lot easier thanks to the ingenuity of Bruce the Larger.  We now have quite the set-up for threading rods and what have you.  Sorry no pics, but they will come.  Eccentrics are continuing and all of the eccentric rods are now done.
 
Work continues on bearing blocks, pilot truck parts, as well as other misc. items.
 
Bruce and I were talking the other day about this group build.  I hear that there may have been nay-sayers out there.  I can tell you that this build has taught me a lot, and more importantly allowed a group of live steamers to become better friends.  As the build continues, our friendship grows along with it.
 
Without the 10-wheeler gang, I doubt that I would have been acquainted with the kind folks at the BCRR.  Funny how being around GREAT live steamers allows you to meet more GREAT live steamers.
 
Stay tuned for updates (and yes photos too).  This has been a great ride and I look forward to finishing this build and then starting the next (yes - we have already thought about what's next!).
 
Happy Steaming,
 
Don


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« Reply #152 on: Oct 15th, 2012, 11:27am »
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Work continues even when we do not get together.  This part art is courtsey of Tom Markham.

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« Reply #153 on: Oct 16th, 2012, 2:41am »
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Bruce , thats alot of part art.  Ray III

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« Reply #154 on: Oct 16th, 2012, 2:44am »
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The future of the hobby is in great hands with Donald , David , and Clayton. Ray III

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« Reply #155 on: Oct 28th, 2012, 9:46pm »
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Well, progress continures to be made on the 10-wheeler build.  Work sessions were held at Bruce the Larger's shop the past two weekends.  Last weekend progress was made on bearing blocks and little else.  Some teechnical difficulty occcurred with one of the drilling fixtures (yes Virginia, I broke a drill bit in it) and all work stopped on my project for the day.  Oh well, if you're not trying to make progress, mistakes can't happen!
 
Luckily this week, much progress was made.  Wheels were broached, bearing blocks were widdled down to size, and timing eccentrics started to look like they're supposed to.  Action photos to follow.
 
Don


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« Reply #156 on: Oct 28th, 2012, 9:49pm »
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   Thanks Don for the info. Can't wait to see the pics of the progress.


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« Reply #157 on: Oct 28th, 2012, 9:51pm »
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This photo is of David intently watching the progress of his arm pumping.  He managed to broach keyways in 11 drivers today.  Not a bad days worth of work!

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« Reply #158 on: Oct 28th, 2012, 9:58pm »
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Next up is a photo of Donald operating Bruce's Bridgeport mill taking the bearing blocks down to size.  From Bruce's comments, Donald is getting quite the hang of this operation.  Hmmm, I have some bearing blocks that need to be machined for my 70-tonner rebuild, sounds like I have jsut the man for that procedure!  More to follow on that later in a separate topic...

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« Reply #159 on: Oct 28th, 2012, 10:03pm »
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Final picture from today's activities shows the shop's owner Bruce turning the timing eccentrics.  I was remiss in taking a photo of the nearly down eccentrics, but I guess you'll just have to wait for those in the near future.
 
This group build continues to be a great learning experience and the team's friendship continues to grow as do the number of completed parts!  
 
Happy Steaming!
 
Don


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