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DL&W 565 progress report--2012
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afboone
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DL&W 565 progress report--2012
 
« on: Feb 17th, 2012, 9:42am »
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Well another year working on the 565. We are moving in the right direction and should have the pilot under her by summer! The pilot has been the most difficult part so far. With so much missing we have been making many parts and it's a big learning curve for us. The shop employees have been great with showing us the machinery and we can now make stuff ourselves. Of course they still keep a watchful eye on things so nobody gets hurt.  
 
Feb 16 Workday:
Great workday yesterday! We completed repair on the Crosstie brace for the radius arm. Bruce and DJ finished milling the hole to the correct size and installed the bushings. It's ready to be installed into the engine. We will fit it next visit and then need to make custom bolts to install it.
Mike, Jeremy and Brendan made the bushing for the center pin that needs to be installed in the frame for the pilot truck. It was made from raw stock of 12" round and about 9" inches thick.
Nic finished welding up the radius arm. Nice work there can't even tell where the crack was.
I added the shims to the journal boxes to fit the frame. 1 is done and the other needs one more shim attached. I need to make a thinner shim to make up some of the gap but everything is going very well. That's all for now.
 


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Re: DL&W 565 progress report--2012
 
« Reply #1 on: Feb 29th, 2012, 8:15pm »
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I took a look at the work you guys did the previous work day when I was working in the shops on 13th. Saw you had the springs in pilot truck assembly. I guess you are done with milling the journal boxes for it?

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 6th, 2012, 9:04am »
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YES!!!!  We have to make up some shims but we should be fine.  We are soo close it's killing me!


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« Reply #3 on: Mar 6th, 2012, 10:59pm »
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We are soo close it's killing me!  
This is the way I feel about all of the restoration projects.  For every leap forward, there is another challenge keeping it all from becoming an easy assembly project.  
Good to see the progress on the pilot truck.


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Re: DL&W 565 progress report--2012
 
« Reply #4 on: May 20th, 2012, 9:37pm »
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A question for Afboone,
How dose a person volunteer with your project? I know some about Repairing Steam Power locomotives. I worked with the UP Steam Program for a few years.


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« Reply #5 on: May 24th, 2012, 9:54pm »
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Railroad_Buff.  I am not sure how often Steve checks Railfan.net these days, so I will pass on a message to him that you are interested.  I hope we can put your skills to work.  


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« Reply #6 on: May 24th, 2012, 10:28pm »
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Thank you Sir.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 4th, 2012, 8:18am »
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We were up this weekend and we got one of the pilot journal brasses fitted.  We also started on the other one.  We temp installed the crosstie bracket so we can taper the holes and make new bolts.

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 7th, 2012, 10:22pm »
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Any new photos for this project update?  
 
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 8th, 2012, 12:02am »
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The work that AFBoone described above is not very photogenic.  To most of us, it looks like a few pieces of metal were moved around.  
This does not take away from the value of the work, but some completed projects look more astonishing than others.  All are important, though.


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« Reply #10 on: Jun 8th, 2012, 11:32am »
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Thanks 565fan.  Yes this type of work is not all that.  But important.  This mill work sometimes takes more time to set up, leveling and squaring the material than the actual cutting.  But we are getting more and more comfortable with using the milling machines.  Plus our set up time is getting shorter.

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 8th, 2012, 10:24pm »
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Milling machines are fun to use.  
When is your next work day?
 
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 10:08am »
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Thursday work day. We got the grease boxes welded up and the pins made for it. Nic is having too much fun with the welding! I finished up the last of the journal brass and milled the top part of the journal box out to accept the springs. Nic has some pics of the final product. We are getting closer to putting the pilot together. Next month I would like to have 2 work sessions and maybe just maybe we can do an initial fit of the pilot truck parts. if we get enough folks up to help we can knock this out. Let me know if you are interested in next month. Thanks
 


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« Reply #13 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 10:08am »
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Gentlemen, Here is what we have left to do on the pilot truck
 
One pilot wheel journal box needs to have the top milled out to accept the springs Center pin needs to be made up.  
We have to assemble the upper part of the pilot but we have all the parts.
The #1 driver springs are ready to be strapped and one strap is made. We will continue to finish this up.
We have to make one set of shoes and wedges for the #1 journal box. Can't really make them until the driver is down.
The radius arm for the pilot truck needs to have the hole fixed where it attaches to the frame.
The bushing for the center pin needs to have the holes drilled for the bolts to hold it in place The crosstie frame piece where the pilot truck attaches needs to be bolted up.
Mill the brass journals smooth.
 
 
I know it's been a long time but we are getting there. With working only once a month you can only get so much done. Thanks.
 


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« Reply #14 on: Jul 17th, 2012, 10:10am »
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Here is the journal box, brass, grease box, spring and pins. It's been a long time coming!
 
 
   
 
 


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« Reply #15 on: Aug 15th, 2012, 9:56am »
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We did our first test of the pilot truck for DL&W 565! Here are the pics!
 
We still need to finish cut the oil wells but we are about 90% done! Very proud moment for the crew! Thanks to all who have helped.
 
We have a few things to adjust on the one side. The journal is tight going on so we do have to take apart again but we are real close. Then we can cut down the oil wells, cut the springs to get the ride height, install the front stablizer bar and flip that baby over!
 
 



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another pic


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« Reply #17 on: Sep 10th, 2012, 8:10am »
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Very Productive day yesterday! Pete and J.T. cut the pilot truck springs down to fit, did the final fitting of the journal boxes and then Dan started to final fit the oil wells down for the journal boxes. Matt worked on cleaning up the #1 driver journal boxes, sanded and polished the brass. Ken and I worked on taper reaming the bolt holes for the cross tie bracket where the radius arm connects to the frame. Stay tuned for the date when we plan on installing the pilot truck!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: Oct 22nd, 2012, 9:11am »
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We finally made it!   The pilot truck is resting on her own wheels.  Congrats to all over the last year getting us to this point.



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« Reply #19 on: Nov 21st, 2012, 10:18am »
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Our last weekend workday was this Sunday. The shop stops weekend coverage starting next month. So we will be back on the weekends starting in April. I will still try to get up during the week to continue our forward progress. Here are some pics for this last weekend.
 
 



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