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Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.
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« Reply #280 on: Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:39am »
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Bruce,  Not SS,  just clean old steel.
 
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« Reply #281 on: Mar 3rd, 2013, 1:47pm »
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Hi all,  spent last full week of Febuary in the shop working on the tender.  Getting close to finished till we can paint in the spring.  Here is a pic of the top.  More to follow
 
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« Reply #282 on: Mar 3rd, 2013, 1:50pm »
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The coupler pocket by Mel.
 
 
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« Reply #283 on: Mar 3rd, 2013, 1:53pm »
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the coupler sitting on blocks for height check and hole marking.
 
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« Reply #284 on: Mar 3rd, 2013, 2:01pm »
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And a final shot of it outside the shop for the first time with the new tank on it.  Going to meet up with the boiler to see where the seat will end up.
 
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« Reply #285 on: Mar 21st, 2013, 10:34pm »
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With the tender on hold for paint, #24 went into the shop to work on spring equalization.
 
Here is the front truck out.
 
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« Reply #286 on: Apr 2nd, 2013, 8:52pm »
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Took the jacket off to change insulation.  Here is the new in place.
 
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« Reply #287 on: Apr 2nd, 2013, 8:55pm »
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Mel is working on the ash pan.  Not much depth to work with when you have a trailing truck.
 
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« Reply #288 on: May 12th, 2013, 9:09am »
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That Mel......Gotta get me one of those!
 
Kidding aside, I can't wait to see this thing in person.
 
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« Reply #289 on: May 13th, 2013, 8:21am »
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here is the finished piece minus the handle to actuate via the long rod on the left.  When it rotates, it opens the hopper doors thru the linkage.
 
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« Reply #290 on: Nov 1st, 2013, 9:48pm »
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The boiler and drivers for #7 are loaded and ready to return to the SR&CL Ry.  The drivers have tires added to them.  The boiler got new flues.  Work done by Marty Knox and Ridge Loco Works.
 
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The boiler and drivers for #7 are loaded and ready to return to the SR&CL Ry.  The drivers have tires added to them.  The boiler got new flues.  Work done by Marty Knox and Ridge Loco Works.
 
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too cool!  tom, please do keep us posted!


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« Reply #292 on: Nov 16th, 2013, 11:38am »
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As Mel has been working on #7, I have been working on the tender for #24.
 
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« Reply #293 on: Dec 12th, 2013, 7:37pm »
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Tom she is really looking good. With winter coming on I hope we will be blessed with updates and photos?

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« Reply #294 on: Dec 16th, 2013, 6:53pm »
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We have been working on fixing up #7.  The tank was full of rust so we cut it off to make a new one out of SS. Here is the start.  The hatch is cut out to reuse parts of it.
 
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« Reply #295 on: Dec 16th, 2013, 6:56pm »
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the cut off tank.
 
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« Reply #296 on: Dec 16th, 2013, 7:07pm »
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The cleaned up frame painted with Rustoluem Rusty Metal Primer.  You can see dimples left from the rust.  If we didn't clean it up, we would have holes eventually!
 
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« Reply #297 on: Jan 21st, 2014, 10:21am »
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Mel got the boiler of #7 on the frame and I bolted it up to the saddle and added new lagging.  We used the same material that was on #24.
 
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« Reply #298 on: Apr 14th, 2014, 11:22am »
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The snow and having a bad cold has kept us out of the shop for awhile.  Jack decided he wanted a new air compressor on his engine so why not one for #7?  Mel has been busy making the changes needed to have working air brakes on the engine.
 
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I swapped out the brake shoes on two of our flats to our new style.  This required new links to hold them higher up.  Here is a pic of #437 done.
 
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