Author Topic: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))  (Read 10745 times)

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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2008, 05:15:55 AM »
Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to upload your pictures to NERAIL. Nice shots of #7's boiler. I can't wait to see her run under steam again. Keep up the great work.
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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2008, 05:30:27 AM »
Same here! ;) :)
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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2008, 12:16:35 PM »
Was the separation of boiler and frame particularly difficult?

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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2008, 12:31:11 PM »
Thanks, Bill!

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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2008, 01:17:44 PM »
Was the separation of boiler and frame particularly difficult?

Very much so, it was decided that, in this case, replacing the smoke box would be less of a hassle than separating it from the saddle. That meant that the smokebox had to cut without damaging the saddle or sending any debris down the main steam lines to the cylinders.

There were also more than a few extra brackets that had to have their bolts either removed or burned off so that we could get the boiler out. A few (small) holes also had to be cut in the floor.

That's about all I could tell you, when Hans gets back in this thread he can probably say more about what was needed.
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Re: 2008 Restoration Work at Maine Narrow Gauge (MNG #1, B&SR #7, SR&RL #15))
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2009, 05:41:12 PM »
Bill,

Very nice photos. We still have some work to do on SR&RL 15. The seat backs and heat piping need to be installed. Our vision is to upholster the seats with high end material and add curtains. This would make this car into a very nice 'first class' car that would command a premium and add cache for next year's Polar Express (should we agree to do the event again). Now let's see how far along we can get wtih #7).