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Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Maine Narrow Gauge Museum => Topic started by: Hansel Gordon on November 16, 2014, 10:47:34 PM

Title: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Hansel Gordon on November 16, 2014, 10:47:34 PM
For the past few weeks, the steam crew secretly snuck #4 back into the engine house, preformed a UT, and passed a hydro which was approved by the FRA. #4 IS BACK FOR POLAR EXPRESS!

She is now wearing a B&M 3-Chime, which is on loan from Conway Scenic! (IT SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL!!) And Bill even made a new whistle chord!

My Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE1tSfOOQfE&list=UUU0BM_sf1EUz6eNojV9C5Sw
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Tom Casper on November 17, 2014, 12:37:36 AM
Thanks Hansel for posting.  Great dusk shots you got there.

Tom C.
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: John McNamara on November 17, 2014, 12:50:12 AM
Great news Hansel! Congratulations to you and the rest of the crew :-)
-John
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Mike Fox on November 17, 2014, 02:15:32 AM
Why, may I ask, is the very first thing you show in your video the picture of someone attacking it with a torch? I thought you were trying to save it, not butcher it...
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Hansel Gordon on November 17, 2014, 02:22:54 AM
The stubs were left on after the pilot was cut off. I actually wanted the stubs grinded off so it would look more like a monson engine (and be a safer engine). Now it just needs black paint to cover up the exposed metal.
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Bill Sample on November 17, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
Nice video - good to see no. 4 awake again. Thanks for sharing this, Hansel.
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Mike Fox on November 17, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
Hansel, I was being sarcastic. I knew what they were doing, but the torch is the enemy of the steam locomotive. I hate seeing any part of one cut with one. ????
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Hansel Gordon on November 17, 2014, 10:07:19 PM
Oh, oops! My sarcasm detector wasn't working.

Unfortunately, Edaville welded the fake pilot right onto the original metal.
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: James Patten on November 17, 2014, 10:52:09 PM
How did MNG get all those young volunteers?
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Tom Casper on November 18, 2014, 02:07:43 AM
cookies & milk

Tom C.
Title: Re: #4 IS BACK!!!!
Post by: Bill Piche on November 18, 2014, 04:57:12 PM
How did MNG get all those young volunteers?

cookies & milk

Tom C.

Not far off...  ;)

In all seriousness, though, we've been trolling the live steam clubs for volunteers. Turns out there's quite a bit of knowledge in some of these kids that they've been picking up for years from older live steamers.