Author Topic: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers  (Read 48099 times)

Paul Uhland

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2017, 07:32:13 PM »
Great to see needed boiler parts at WW&F sans an expensive semi fee!
Wonder if anybody there is really ready to 'get on it', as a former boss used to say.  ;D
A great way to spend the winter.  
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2017, 10:20:57 AM »
Amazing progress taking place.  Boiler Kit on a flatcar, some assembly required. 

The dome lid blanks appear to be rather thick.  I assume they are going to be machined into a dish shape.   
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2017, 09:23:46 PM »
Word has it that Stewart made an illuminating discovery at the Amherst Show. ;D
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #78 on: January 29, 2017, 02:05:49 PM »
So, when will we be "enlightened"? ???

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2017, 03:13:08 PM »
Don't tell me Stewart came across #7's original headlight!  That would be totally awesome ........
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2017, 03:24:10 PM »
If so, it would be one of Stewart's brightest moves.

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2017, 03:25:30 PM »
Stewart is a shining example of what Museum volunteers can do.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2017, 04:35:26 PM »
You guys really know how to lighten up the conversation..
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2017, 05:10:25 PM »
Yeah, but if we go too far off track the moderator takes a dim view of it  ;D
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »
Yeah, but if we go too far off track the moderator takes a dim view of it  ;D

It could be lights out for us, then. ;D

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #85 on: January 30, 2017, 07:46:58 PM »
Folks,
        Now that the boiler sheets have been rolled with they be shipped to the Boothbay Shop or will all the rest of the work on #10 boiler be done in the WW&F Railway Shop?

That new flanging machine is really something!

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2017, 08:14:31 PM »
The boiler components are at Sheepscot for some minor prep work by our shop, after which the drums will be delivered to Boothbay personnel to have their long seams welded.  These and the two interior firebox seams are the only welded joints in the entirety of both boilers.  The heads and wrappers will remain at sheepscot for flanging operations.  Riveting will commence in sheepscot shops under Boothbay direction following these steps.

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »
Let's get this campaign where we are thinking about it again. Steve P. has put together a nice short video, and has allowed it to be shared here by setting up a You Tube channel for the Museum. So, without further delay, here is Steve.

https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM

[Moderator's Note: Updated Mike's link]

Mikes note..I fixed it so it worked..
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 04:39:31 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #88 on: July 27, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
Thanks Mike! The location of that video has been updated- it is now located on the existing WW&F YouTube page at: https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM. Check it out!

Meanwhile...

Number 10's boiler barrel is in the process of having its long seam welded at Boothbay Railway Village.
Back at Sheepscot, flanging has been underway for some time. At this point, the door sheet and rear tube sheet are complete, the front tube sheet is essentially complete, and the backhead is midway towards completion. The last sheet to flange for Number 10's boiler is the throat sheet. Work will begin on the throat sheet shortly.

Take care,
Stephen
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2017, 09:23:22 PM »
Steve has written a nice WW&F Newsletter article about flanging.  ;D