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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #555 on: August 12, 2015, 11:37:27 PM »
Without epoxy what would have been done?
Braze maybe? - would lead have stood up to the temperatures? I know there are some high temp lead alloys.
In later years they just lived with the leak - but what about early on?

Is it in a place that could be riveted? Then smoothed
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« Reply #556 on: August 13, 2015, 06:13:00 PM »
* Over the last couple of days the tail frame and tender truck has been cleaned and painted on the engineman's side.  The job has taken a lot longer than we thought due to paint damage from re-assembly of various parts.

* The under side of the deck planks on the engineman's side has been painted.
 
* We hope to paint the deck planks and tender truck on fireman's side tomorrow.

* Work continues on the driver brakes. 

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« Reply #557 on: August 15, 2015, 09:27:04 AM »
Mike
Doing way too much to list...

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« Reply #558 on: August 15, 2015, 11:31:09 AM »
Wow, she looks great!!

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« Reply #559 on: August 21, 2015, 07:00:06 AM »
This week #9 was moved over to bay 2 to be ready for:

(1) more brake work
(2) rebuilding the cab 
(3) setting the tank when it's ready
(4)  installing the turbo/generator

The tank has been moved to bay 4 to be set up for media blasting.  The media equipment will be set up for cleaning the tank outside the shop.  As soon as it's done it will be rolled inside for coating inside the tank and painting the outside.

See fb for photos of Brendan test cleaning the tank neck.

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« Reply #560 on: August 21, 2015, 10:06:37 AM »
How times have changed.  Back in my school days "media blasting" was called playing the boom box too loud  ;D

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« Reply #561 on: August 21, 2015, 02:58:45 PM »
How times have changed.  Back in my school days "media blasting" was called playing the boom box too loud  ;D

We could try that technique but it would have to be pretty loud to get the rust to fall off....
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« Reply #562 on: August 23, 2015, 04:41:48 PM »
I've been to a few concerts loud enough for this ...

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« Reply #563 on: August 23, 2015, 05:08:24 PM »
Today, Marcel applied the top coat of paint on the cab roof.  He also worked on test fitting the front cab section on the engineman's side. 

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« Reply #564 on: August 29, 2015, 11:22:55 PM »
Regarding that groove worn in No. 9's cab by the swinging lantern (shown in the latest pictures on the WW&F website): Reminds me of a story that won grand prize at some annual liar's contest run out in the Midwest:
Fella had a clock that was so old that the shadow of the pendulum had worn right through the back of the case. ;D

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« Reply #565 on: September 13, 2015, 01:28:17 PM »
  I" m writing to ask for some help. You all in the rebuild of No.9 cast some new cab light fixtures. Lately I have been volunteering with the local museum here in Tucson Arizona. We are trying to restore an ex Southern Pacific Mogul that sat for many years in a city park unprotected and badly vandalized. Some of the parts now missing are the cab lights. this is where I hope you all will help us. We would like to know if you all would be willing to make some more copies of both the water glass and gage light fixtures. We do not ask you to do this for free of course but would be willing to pay the cost plus if you would be willing to help. I know this may not be the correct place to post this request so if you want to place it somewhere else or remove it I understand but I ask only that you consider my request
                                                    thank you

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« Reply #566 on: September 15, 2015, 03:09:11 PM »
We cast one extra set in case more would be needed- and we'd be happy to cast another set from these for you.  They are both Pyle national.  I have to warn of two things.  Each time a copy is made, there is shrinkage, and loss in detail (cast letters and such).  Secondly- there are a lot of steps between getting the rough castings and having working light fixtures.  Hinges- latches, interior fixture.  We don't have a lot of time to prepare fully finished fixtures, but would be happy to work out details for providing the rough castings and details of what else is needed.

Feel free to PM me if you're interested.

Jason

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« Reply #567 on: September 19, 2015, 12:24:49 PM »
How is the tank sand blasting coming? And painting?
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« Reply #568 on: September 19, 2015, 08:25:03 PM »
Interior tank sandblasting is coming along hope to be done beginning of next week.

Marcel fitting cab front up.





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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #569 on: September 20, 2015, 02:41:46 PM »
 Brendan, Thanks for the progress report and pictures.  Fred L. Kuhns