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Author Topic: Pledges Needed for #9 Lubricator  (Read 4686 times)
Ed Lecuyer
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« on: November 09, 2015, 03:04:23 PM »

A rare lubricator has come up for sale. Jason will (hopefully) fill in the details. It would be ideal for #9 and/or any of our locomotives.

The cost is $1000.00. A photo of the lubricator is attached.

I have pledged $100 towards its purchase. Who is with me?

(Please do not consider this an appeal in lieu of the annual fund drive - that remains our main source of income for capital projects.)

-Ed


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 03:09:24 PM »

Ed,  Good for you!  I will scrape together and find another $100 to go with yours.

Bill
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 04:25:36 PM »

Is this lubricator to replace or supplement the one currently on No. 9?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 04:45:18 PM »

This is a multi-shot drip feed lubricator which would be used for the eccentrics.  In all honesty it's a luxury, and not something the engine would (likely) have had when originally in service.  For some time I've been concerned with getting proper lubrication to no 10's eccentrics- due to the dirty environment gunking up the waste in the eccentric strap oil holes, and variability with the crews.  I've thought of using an oiler for years, and thought using a period-correct oiler would be the right thing to do.  Many years ago, after reaching this conclusion, I came across one of the type Ed has mentioned- and thought it was perfect.  Never saw one available though.

This is the reason for the pledge call- no 9 (or 10) doesn't NEED it- it is a luxury.  I was planning on asking the board to fund it- as I consider it beyond the scope of my budget to make no 9 run (or maintain either of them).  Ed thought of and pledged the first amount.  I'll pledge $100 too. 

I may also ask the board to consider this an extension of this year's fund drive, so oiler funders get counted on the fund drive.

Trying to offer 'full disclosure' here!

See ya
Jason
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 05:27:29 PM »

We are in negotiations with the seller of the item. Unfortunately, he can't "hold" it for us, and he is unable to discount/donate it. So, time is of the essence if we want to get this "luxury" item for the WW&F. Who else is in? (Email Jason or me if you wish to remain anonymous.)

If anyone wants to see the ad, it's at:
http://discoverlivesteam.com/discoverforsale/forsale/5_Van/index.htm
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 06:30:37 PM »

Count me in for $100.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 07:58:52 PM »

Oh darn!  I used to have one of those on a shaper, but it went with the shaper when I sold it. 

I do have a couple of extra mechanical lubricators of various styles and feeds, so if you ever need a mechanical I might be able to help with that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 08:16:49 PM »

Paypal works for getting the money in quickly - however at $100 we lose about $2.50 to a fee.  FYI.  So far one person has donated to this via PayPal.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 08:54:12 PM »

Count me in for another $100.
My check's in the mail.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 09:38:05 PM »

I'm good for $100. Also. How do we get you the cash quickly?
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2015, 11:43:50 PM »

There's PayPal - and I seem to recall a way someone donating via PayPal can pay the fee that we would other otherwise pay.

There's credit card - Cindy or Linda would need to set a date/time to for people to call in with their card number - or wait until Saturday.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 12:09:43 AM »

I will gladly cover all fees...
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2015, 02:18:10 AM »

I'll also pledge $100.  This would be a smart addition to what has been an astounding restoration of #9.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2015, 03:10:45 AM »

Hi All,

WOW, between those who have pledged above and a few private messages, we have pledged $900 in less than 12 hours! Who will be the last one* to put us over the top?

(*Actually a private donor has committed to be the "last one" so we need someone to fill slot #9.)

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2015, 05:38:51 AM »

I was afraid to mention this when I saw it
But I'm in for $100
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