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« Reply #240 on: May 12th, 2013, 4:50pm »
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Yes, Al.  The photo on May 9 shows it just a few inches above, about 5 minutes before the boiler was set to rest.  I took that shot with the phone camera, and video-ed the last few minutes.  When I get it on YouTube, I will post it here.

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« Reply #241 on: May 12th, 2013, 8:27pm »
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Thank You Tin

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« Reply #242 on: May 14th, 2013, 8:17am »
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http://youtu.be/t6faWeYZHXQ
Here is the video of the boiler installation on the frame.  Enjoy!


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« Reply #243 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 8:42am »
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Bringing folks up to speed, here is a collection of photos showing her current status.  Many parts have been painted in the Baldwin green, and are waiting for installation on no. 26.

Here is the throttle lever sitting inside the steam dome lid.

Piping, grab irons and a blow down nozzle sitting nearby.

The "one-lung" air pump.

The power reverse.  All only a few pieces that need to be added to the main engine.

All of the photos above were taken on May 28.


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« Reply #244 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 9:01am »
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Now for some photos taken May 30.

Spacers in the smokebox.  There is still a lot to do.  Steam delivery pipes are not yet set to install in here.

The running board on the fireman's side is in place.  It will be removed later, since it's installation would get in the way of other work.  But this test shows that all they need is there.

Using the overhead crane, one of the running board racks is being picked up to take over to the boiler.

Walking it over.  Try this without a crane!  

Bolting it in place to the stud.

Bolting another in place.  Notice this is just a piece of metal and the other is a casting.  This one will only support the running board.  The other holds the running board above and one of the air tanks below.
 

Meanwhile, the painting of the tender continues. This is the silver or aluminum layer.  When the lettering is done, green will go over it.


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« Reply #245 on: Jul 1st, 2013, 10:34am »
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To add a little. Here is my June 9 photo.  
Firemans side.
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« Reply #246 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 10:00pm »
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Anything new ?
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« Reply #247 on: Aug 18th, 2013, 11:33pm »
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I have no new photos, but as of today, a lot of items have been added.  The brake pump is affixed to the boiler, and so is the power reverse.  The steam deliver pipes are sitting near the rest of the engine, and may be added in the next week or so.  Inside the smokebox, the exhaust nozzle and the petticoat have been added.  
 
A couple tracks over, the tender is sitting, freshly painted in her new green and aluminum markings.  Still a lot going on, and still a lot to do.


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« Reply #248 on: Aug 19th, 2013, 9:08pm »
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Thank you Tim

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** Yesterday at Steamtown. Work goes on and more sheeting is in place. The tender has been painted and lettered for a few months.  
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« Reply #250 on: Nov 4th, 2013, 10:26pm »
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It's still a long way from running, but progress is taking place.  Remember that throttle lever in the steam dome earlier this year?  That lever is now on the back head of 26.

Other additions… Last week, I caught Big Mike inside the smokebox.  He was placing bolts in there so he could secure the exhaust plates / smoke lifters inside.


He was soon called off that job to work a yard movement getting the DL&W F3s ready for winter repairs.

Other work still underway is the rebuilding of the trucks, again, for the tender of Baldwin 26.  
 


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« Reply #251 on: Nov 4th, 2013, 10:36pm »
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The cab, when installed will sit atop these spacers.  If you look closely, you can see the grate shakers near the firebox door area.

Inside the firebox, we see the grate hangers nearly ready to accept the grates.  The grates are sitting in a steel crate next to the boiler.
A test fire-up of the locomotive will take place soon.  I am not sure all that still needs to be added to the engine, but you will notice the gauges and other apparatus are still missing from the back head.  

The cylinder caps have been removed from the steam chest.


But more and more, she is looking like a complete locomotive.  The faceplate was added recently, giving her back that lovely face.

This above photo was taken today, November 4.


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« Reply #252 on: Dec 3rd, 2013, 5:25pm »
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December 2013 update.

In the paint booth, the sand domes are being roughed up in preparation for the primer and coats of paint.  By the end of this week, the domes should be painted green, and ready to go on the boiler.  This will get them safely off the ground.

The steam dome cover is also ready to go.  

The windows for the cab are sitting in the carpentry shop waiting to be installed on the cab.  The cab sits in the paintbooth covered in plastic for now.
 
Things are coming together. Bit by bit.


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« Reply #253 on: Mar 2nd, 2014, 4:41pm »
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Anything going on hear?
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« Reply #254 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 7:17pm »
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I lose track of what I post and where.  There are some shots from January on RYPN.org, but here are photos taken today, March 4.

Those sand domes being prepared for paint in December were placed on top of the boiler in January.  Here, we see some additional piping leading to the turret valve.  Big Mike is working on a lot of piping repair and fittings.

Another view.

Notice anything different by the smokestack?  

The dynamo, painted green, has been added.  This is a welcome piece.  If you didn't already know, this powers the lights and radio.  It produces 32v of DC current.

Beautiful skyline.  Now to get the steam dome cover on.  


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« Reply #255 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 7:24pm »
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Now on to the tender.  It seems like the more repairs they make on this locomotive, the more repairs are needed.  In the earlier photos of 26's tender in black, it was all together.  Problem is it rode higher than it should.  New leaf springs didn't have the flexibility to give when the weight of the cistern went on.  Even full of water, the trucks did not flex down.  The trucks were removed and rebuilt.

Here is the cistern.  In gleaming green waiting for the trucks.  Their reassembly just concluded.  Some leaves were taken out, and weights added, so they flex better.

Any day now, they will enter the paint booth to be painted green, and then placed under the rest of the tender.

 


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« Reply #256 on: Mar 17th, 2014, 10:42pm »
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The trucks are now green, to go with the rest of the tender and engine.  
The paint was still a bit tacky to the touch when I took these photos last week.

 
Back to the engine...  More parts being added.  The footplate for the cab flooring is now bolted on.  

 

Pressure gauges are now attached and hooked up.
 

The Throttle is temporarily taken back off, but the tubing and piping for the various controls is now in place.
 

The reverser lever looks pretty snazzy sitting in place.
 

... and just for fun, here is the firebox floor, featuring all of the grates in place.  Could a test-fire be in the near future?
 


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« Reply #257 on: Apr 6th, 2014, 12:02am »
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Thursday, April 3 saw the cab being placed on the back of number 26's boiler.

I caught this a few minutes after they finished the job of bolting it in place.

The main reason the cab was put here, for now is to secure the floor panels, so that holes cut for the plumbing (water, steam, air and lubricant lines) are in the right place.  There is so much new material here that when you bend a pipe to be exactly like the one it replaces, it is possible for it not to meet where it should, as in connecting to the injector in this photo.

The view from a distance.  Engineers side.

Front view with a few things between me and 26.

The bolts in place.


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« Reply #258 on: May 11th, 2014, 7:25am »
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Anything new in the last month?
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« Reply #259 on: Jun 9th, 2014, 6:52pm »
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Well no answer last month I will ask again anything new going on?
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