W.W.&F. Discussion Forum
April 25, 2017, 02:38:59 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Notice: Naughty Number Nine.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Jones & Laughlin 58 Restoration  (Read 14762 times)
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« on: January 26, 2015, 12:18:27 PM »

We are making pretty good progress on the restoration of the 23" gauge Porter 0-4-0T at the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum.

Here are a couple of videos of the initial inspection and dismantling:
http://youtu.be/IO077WQEm6Q
http://youtu.be/hLdUBUQ6i7U

Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Philip Marshall
Museum Member
Fireman
****
Posts: 445


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 03:52:44 PM »

Hi Rick,
Thank you for sharing these videos and keeping us all up to date on your progress. It's amazing how easily those nuts came off!
Regards,
Philip Marshall
Logged
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 07:55:56 AM »

We are making progress on the restoration of J&L 58.   Yesterday the boiler was removed from the frame, and later this week it will be going to the boiler shop for rebuild.  Scroll down the page for the pics.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33523379@N03/albums/72157649174154139/page2
Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 08:26:50 PM »

I filmed a short video today giving an update on the restoration of the 58.
https://youtu.be/r_1-f1RCCRE
Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 09:18:10 AM »

Work continues on the J&L 58 in Youngstown.  Looks like I have not updated this thread in over a year, so this is what we got done in 2016.

2015-09-28 11.38.41

Separated the boiler from the running gear.   Boiler goes to JS Company for work, frame goes to Reichard Industries for some heavy welding work.

2015-10-27 17.28.34

The roller bearing driving boxes were frozen into the frame, so I had to chain down the drivers and jack up against the frame to break it free. 

2015-11-01 16.35.19

The saddle tank had no means of accessing the interior to clean it out, so we cut a large opening in the top, framed it with 3x3 angle and added a cover plate.  There was about a foot of debris and rust in each water leg.

2015-12-02 12.52.52

I think we have the WW&F beat in terms of cramped shop space to work in!  Jacking the frame up off of the drivers.  The frame weighs 22 tons.

2016-05-25 08.48.00 small

Loading the frame to be taken to Reichard Industries.  This was the day that the 43" gauge shunter in the background was also delivered.

2016-12-26 11.24.02

New cab being fabricated in my garage at home. 

2017-01-04 10.16.19 small

Frame all welded up with the characteristic front plate reattached and a new rear frame extension welded on.  Ready to head back to the J&L NG.

2017-01-07 15.08.39 small

Since the 58 was built for 23" gauge and we will be following the same track standards as the WW&F, each driver tire must be moved out 3/8" to achieve 20 7/8" back to back distance.  I built a fire ring and tested it out on one of the spare worn out driver sets that we have. 







« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 09:30:28 AM by Rick Rowlands » Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 09:44:37 AM »

2017-01-04 10.13.05

Rear frame extension

2017-01-05 17.44.25

I had a short piece of 6x4 angle with the J&L mill mark so I made it into an oil can shelf that will be affixed to the backhead.  A nice touch!

2017-01-08 20.56.21

I had some additional lettering printed onto this pressure gauge face to approximate what the gauges from Porter looked like.

2017-01-09 15.26.05

A local blacksmith friend of mine forged a piece of 1 1/4" square stock into the new throttle handle to replace this quite deteriorated throttle handle.
Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Glenn Christensen
Museum Member
Fireman
****
Posts: 440


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 12:15:01 PM »

Nice!
Logged
Rick Rowlands
Museum Member
Switchman
**
Posts: 57



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 09:27:29 AM »

2017-02-08 17.56.07 by Rick Rowlands, on Flickr

J&L 58 now has a face!
Logged

Rick Rowlands
Chief Engineer
Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH
Stewart "Start" Rhine
Museum Member
Trainmaster
*******
Posts: 2,634


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 08:00:23 PM »

The new front plate looks great, the engine probably hasn't looked like that in many years.  Thanks for the photo.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!