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afboone
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DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« on: Feb 5th, 2011, 9:17am »
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Another year of work has started!  
 
Feb 3 workday:
We started building up the worn area on the Radius Bar Cross Tie. The area over the years has been worn it was decided to have us build it back up with weld. We are half way done with the build up and should be able to finish that next time up. Once the welding is complete we will mill it smooth. ... Also there were cracks in the corners of the bracket that we v-grooved. Once we re-install it to the engine we will weld that v-groove up.
 
The lower bracket for the Radius Bar Cross Tie has been made for stock. We used 1" steel for the plate and then cut 3"X4" stock to make the spacers to have room to attach the radius arm to the bracket. We still have to bore the large 3" hole thru the center once the main bracket is finished. We drilled the attaching holes for the bolts. We will do a final reaming of the holes once can put the upper and lower brackets together to get a good alignment for the new bolts.
 
Front driver springs we made from old ones on the scrap dock are ready to be shipped out to the vendors for final assembly. They have been sandblasted. The plan right now is to ship them out and have the straps made and the slots cut on the ends.
We have cut the stock for new pins for the equalizer bar, radius arm, and bolts for radius bar cross tie. The radius bar cross tie bolts are tapered and will be make from new stock. Plan is to make all of these in the few months on the lathe.
 
Check out our Facebook for pics.
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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 9:26am »
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March 17 workday---The build up is complete on the cross tie! Next time up we will mill that baby! We sandblasted the Petticoat pipe and it's now ready to installed in the smokebox.
The smokebox cover was installed and we installed the bottom and top bolts. We have several more to put in but we have to ream the holes in the smokebox ring to make everything fit.
Work continues on the parts for pilot truck.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15th, 2011, 9:58am »
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The smokebox cover is on! We finished attaching it yesterday! Dan and his classmates delivered the parts for the pilot truck also! The parts look great and we are one step closer to making her a 2-6-0 again.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #3 on: May 23rd, 2011, 2:22pm »
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We had our first weekend workday on May 15! Len and his gang were there and we had 5 folks there. We completely finished installation of the smokebox cover. All the bolts are installed and we attached the flag brackets. The marker light brackets need to be drilled to fit. The grab rail is done also.
 
--We installed the exhaust nozzle to the cylinder. We installed Heli-coils due to the heavy corrosion. The exhaust nozzle bolt holes are damaged so we are going to document it in the records and call it good for now.
--The exhaust muffler is sitting in the smokebox and just needs to be bolted on.
--The smokebox lift pipe needs a strap made for it to connect it to the smoke stack.
--The steam pipes are completely connected to the cylinders. Yeah nice big bolts! 7/8" in diameter bolts
--Scaffolding has been installed behind the cab so we can start removing the wood from the cab. Pictures have been done of the current condition for the report. We are going to send out a sample to make sure we use the right wood. Plus I want to have our plan approved for cab restoration for the NPS. I have to get approval before we start replacing any metal or wood. We are trying to get ahead on this while we are waiting on parts to made for the pilot.
--We have a plan in place to make the center pin for the pilot. Should be done in the next few months.
 


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #4 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 8:49am »
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Saturday June 11, 2011  Len and the gang were up this weekend.
 
--The Marker lamp holders back on the smoke box.  Holes were reamed to fit.
 
--Sandblasting continues on more parts.  
 
--Started to strip the cab of wood.  We came across a lot of coal soot up in there. We removed all the top wooden strips up the vent in the roof and 7 strips on the Engineer side of the roof.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #5 on: Jun 16th, 2011, 11:14pm »
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Her's a photo I took of the hanger.  It is a bracket to hold the marker lamps.  At one time they were oil or kerosene lamps, but in later years were electric.

And some other work photos taken when Len, Jim and Matt weren't looking.

Since the smokebox door was open, I took this one.  

The petticoat is lying on its side in the back.  It will eventually connect at the top of the smokebox under the smokestack.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #6 on: Jul 1st, 2011, 12:25am »
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Here are some photos sent to me from Jim on the restoration crew.
 
First board comes off of the firemen side of the roof.

 
We found Red paint under the firemen recording report holder

 
After wood was removed from the Firemen side of the roof

 
Part that was sand blasted

 
Part of the valve gear.

 
Marker Lamp Holders installed

 
Reaming out bolt hole for marker lamp holder

 
Locomotive Shop worker John helps us out.

 
What the roof of the cab looks like with out wood lining.

 

 
 Len Shaner shows us the cab side with out wood lining.

 
Len pulls the first nail of the day, this is on the Engineer side.

 
Matt taking parts over to be sand blasted

 
 Len Shaner gets reading to remove wood from the Engineer Side.
 


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #7 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 10:58pm »
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Here are images of the springs from 565.  I found the springs in a truck bed.  Probably going to be re-set so the locomotive will sit right and be easier to move.

The more you look, the worse they are... Even a "simple" restoration is a lot of work.



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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #8 on: Sep 30th, 2011, 7:53am »
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Yeah we got the news that the spring shop can't work with them.  So we have to modify them in shop.  More fun!  

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« Reply #9 on: Oct 3rd, 2011, 11:45pm »
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I don't know what that means, AFBoone.  Can you explain in more detail?  Which spring shop do you mean, and by "in shop" do you mean "in house?"  Sorry that I don't know your terms.  Just trying to get a better idea.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #10 on: Oct 4th, 2011, 11:40am »
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565fan,  Yes we have to cut the slots on the ends for the linkage and install a strap around the whole spring pac.  This involves a plasma cutter for cutting the slots then I don't how exactly we are going to install the strap to hold the spring pac together.  This will all be done with the help of the Steamtown shop folks.
  For some reason the local spring shop didn't want to do all that for us.


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« Reply #11 on: Oct 5th, 2011, 12:25am »
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I see.  Thanks for that bit of knowledge, and best of luck with the remainder of it.


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Re: DL&W 565 2011 progress report
 
« Reply #12 on: Oct 7th, 2011, 9:35am »
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We are planning for the 20 Oct, Thursday, as a workday.   Let me know if you can make it.
 
Planned for the day is:
  Weld the cracked bracket on the radius arm
  Cut and clean up slots on front springs
  Start making brass insert for the Center pin.  This will be installed into the frame.
 
 
Additonally, we are planning a weekend in Nov.  Looks like the 19th.  More to follow.


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« Reply #13 on: Jan 3rd, 2012, 10:50am »
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Well this year we saw plenty of work and parts made for the 565.
 
We installed the smokebox cover and some of the internal parts for the smokebox.
Bolted up the steam pipes
Removed the wood from the cab. Cab report is under way.
 
The pilot truck installation was a goal for us but we fell short due to some unexpected parts needing to be made/repaired. We are close.  
--Modified both journal boxes to fit.  
--Welding is under way for the cracked radius arm.
--Crosstie on the frame for the connection of the radius arm has been refinished and bottom plate is made and just needs final sizing and welding.
--Dan Barrett's High School completed all the parts needed for the pilot truck swivel point to be attached.
--Spring set for #1 driver are ready to be banded.
 
Still need:
Center pin to be made
Bushing for where the center pin goes thru the frame
Grease wells made for modified journal boxes
Made brass for the axle to ride on
 



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