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John Kokas

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #150 on: September 20, 2017, 10:06:45 PM »
Any possibility of #7 doing any test runs on the WW&F?

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #151 on: September 21, 2017, 12:51:20 AM »
Probably not. As much time and effort that has been put into this project by the dedicated crew of MNG and contracted help, I believe her first runs should be on MNG rails. This will be a huge attraction, and they are all excited to see her return to steam on home rails. However, who knows what the future may hold for joint events, visiting power, etc.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #152 on: September 22, 2017, 01:17:35 AM »
         I am glad to see the progress on the B&SR #7; it has been a long time since she was so together.

Withe the Monson #3 off in Phillips; it will be great to have another locomotive running on Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company rails!

Hopefully, this progress will tell the people in Gray; that the museum is serious about preserving the two-foot gauge past.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #153 on: October 11, 2017, 11:02:55 AM »
Thursday October 5 on our way back from the Top of Mountain, we stopped at Sheepscot Mills crossing [with permission and an impromptu invitation from the (private) property owner] to peek inside his workshop.  #7's boiler is on the frame, the cab is being rebuilt.  It's a rather sizeable locomotive up close.  It could return to Portland at any time, nothing prevents it from doing so (beyond needing space in the engine house).
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #154 on: February 06, 2018, 03:04:39 PM »
So much accomplished so far this winter that I don't know where to begin.

Since my last update concerning the boiler being mounted volunteer and contract work has proceed at a fever pace. Various bits and such have been bolted, welded, and painted that there's almost too much to list, but I'll try anyways.

Cab re-mounted to deck
Tank supports drilled and mounted (the tank is now married to the frame)
Tank coal floor welded in
Water strainers mounted
Throttle assembly installed
Rear boiler braces installed
Reverser quadrant installed and centered
Headlight, Bell, and Generator studs and brackets installed. Bell installed this week
Turret installed
Injectors mounted and piped into steam and water connections
Lubricator mounted and new delivery lines installed
Tank insides sanded for waterproofing
Cab primed
Smokestack mocked up for final assembly (pending installation of gaskets)
Steam delivery pipes placed in and reinforced.
Blast pipe and petticoat installed.
and many more things that I can't remember off the top of my head.

A big thanks to all the volunteers that have and continue to work on the project. There's excitement at the work sessions as the punch list gets smaller and smaller each week. Knock on wood we'll keep pushing to be ready for our inspection date that's fast approaching.
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #155 on: February 07, 2018, 02:00:19 AM »
Sounds good Bill. I have been following the progress on FB, and it looks good.
Doing way too much to list...

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #156 on: February 10, 2018, 09:51:39 PM »
Great to see you guys are so far down on the punch list!
Even greater to have enough experience (these days) to recognize and appreciate just how much time/labor all those items entail!  ;)