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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:37:37 AM »
If you bring us Moxie I will send you back with a six pack of Cheerwine!

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:33:13 PM »
The group shot.  Nick Hovey, Rick Rowlands, Wayne Laepple, Philip Marshall and John Kokas, and a can of Moxie. 

The Moxie nourished some in the group while the threat of having to drink it motivated others.

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:12:55 AM »
Those hopper cars are extremely deteriorated and are only going to deteriorate further.   Leaving something sit is a sure way to get it to disappear.  It just happens slowly.  But it does happen. 

If there were people who were truly interested in the wellbeing of the cars they could have purchased them.  Kovalchick has had them for sale for years.

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:55:04 PM »
It was my pleasure to be able to help the WW&F in this small way.  It so happened that Nick and I were in Strasburg on Wednesday and Thursday working on the NKP 757 project, so stopping by Mount Union on Friday morning was basically on our way back home.  Each coupler had 8 bolts holding it in place and to remove the coupler all eight bolts had to be torched off and then the coupler and draft gear driven down out of the center sill.  Some bolts were easier than others to get to, and of course being in the fall there were dry leaves everywhere.  We burned quite a few leaves but Phil kept things from getting out of hand.

It was also good to meet in person Philip Marshall and John Kokas.  Always great to talk with fellow two footers. 

Here are a couple of shots of me wielding the torch yesterday.

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US Two Footers / Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:15:12 AM »
I was recently interviewed for Nick Ozorak's The Roundhouse podcast.

http://theroundhousepodcast.com/2017/11/06/youngstown-steel-heritage/

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Museum Discussion / Re: New forklift
« on: October 29, 2017, 12:20:03 AM »
How high does it lift?   That forklift is one of the best equipment purchases that can be made and will be very useful.

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: October 24, 2017, 01:01:34 PM »
I have to go to Strasburg again on the 15th and 16th to work on the 757.  I also have that set of 20" wheelsets that need to hitch a ride with your coupler shipment to Maine.  So how can I incorporate the delivery of the wheelsets, assist with coupler removal and the 757 work into one big round trip with the hirail truck?  If we could do it on the 13th or 14th I could spend all day out there dropping couplers then continue east to Strasburg.  I would have one person with me so between the three of us we could get it all done at that time. 


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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F YouTube Channel
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:24:14 PM »
You are now up to 43 subscribers.  I put out a plea on the J&L Narrow Gauge Facebook group.  :D

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F YouTube Channel
« on: October 01, 2017, 07:08:10 PM »
You should be able to quickly get to 100 Youtube subscribers and beyond.  When I started work on the J&L 58 I began posting videos and my subscriptions jumped from around 700 to over 2,000 in a short while.  The videos you have already created is right up the same alley as what the people who watch my stuff wants to see. 

www.youtube.com/todengine

I am curious as to what are the reasons for the various permits to work along the right of way?  Is this an environmentally sensitive area? 

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US Two Footers / Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Roster shot

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US Two Footers / Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:36:20 AM »
Thanks! I figure that I might as well post those pics here too!  Our little railroad is growing pretty quickly.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:29:22 AM »
Why not make part of the track side sheathing into a door that could be opened to show the interior structure?  Keep closed to protect the structure, then swing it open on operating days.  That would be more of an early 20th century solution than plexiglas.

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US Two Footers / Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:09:14 PM »
The first group of these locomotives were built with 200 psi boiler pressure and a tractive effort of 16,700 lbs.  The second group of locos had 225 psi and a tractive effort of 20,800 lbs.  Factor of adhesion at that higher pressure 4.47. 

For a locomotive 20' long and 8' tall riding on rails two feet apart, 20,000 lbs. is phenomenal. That is why we call her "Saddletank Superpower" !

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US Two Footers / Re: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
Youngstown Steel Heritage is hosting our annual Fall Open House on Saturday September 23, so for the occasion I decided to put the saddle tank on the locomotive to show what the finished appearance of the 58 will be.   I may bring the unfinished cab over from the "Coalburg Locomotive Works" aka my home garage and put it in place as well. 

While the tender looks extremely small compared to the locomotive, in many cases where saddle tank engines had tenders they were of a small size. 

She is going to be quite a beast when back in operation, now planned for spring of 2018. 

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Work and Events / Re: Bullard Vertical Turret Lathe Available
« on: June 03, 2017, 12:42:34 AM »
Jason,

I can weigh it on Sunday.  I'll get back to you.

Rick

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