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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2016, 05:45:55 AM »

Riveter in primer and finish paint.
















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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2016, 03:13:29 PM »

More wow!!
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2016, 03:46:03 PM »

It kind of looked nice in gray...
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2016, 03:51:42 PM »

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This [new trailer made into a flatcar with ramp] will allow the excavator to [...] work from the car

Does this mean that the Kuboda no longer will need to be hi-railed to be used as a large weed wacker (with the appropriate attachment?) If so, that is most excellent news.
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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2016, 06:54:31 PM »

That is the hope Ed. But that may still be a possibility..
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2016, 09:25:39 PM »

How about we paint the long neck riveter red and call it "Rosie"?  Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2016, 10:19:17 PM »

How about we paint the long neck riveter red and call it "Rosie"?  Cheesy
Showing your age, Gordon.
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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2016, 10:59:04 PM »

We considered painting big shark teeth on the jaws but decided against it due to the artistry required. 

BTW - The machine is painted black because that's the original color that was discovered under all the dirt and grease.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2016, 11:30:00 PM »

I know our mission is preserving the Maine Narrow Gauge but I'm thinking between the shingle mill and saw mill and now this boiler making equipment we have the opportunity to open the museum to a whole new group of visitors....


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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2016, 12:06:31 AM »

How about a rose decal or something on each side of the jaws?
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« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2016, 03:40:38 AM »

I'm partial to the manufacturing company's name...  Wink

Powering up the riveter for the first time on Saturday was wicked cool. I know Wayne and crew did a fair bit of work to get the reciprocating parts cleaned up over the SWW, and their efforts were very much appreciated! I am really thrilled with how well the whole system works. There is still some tweaks which Jason and I are working on to improve the movement between rivets, but overall I think it's  great. This thing really makes hand riveting guns look like toys.

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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2016, 05:26:46 AM »

Riveting no. 9's original smokebox and boiler back together Monday.



























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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2016, 11:14:16 AM »

OH!  And it has a pivoting jaw....  I was wondering how work pieces would be rotated.  Never mind now - so totally awesome!!!
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« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2016, 01:59:37 PM »

Seriously awesome !!
From the traveling crane to suspend it and the rivet oven, a well planned and executed step towards the WW&F's boiler shop.
Was the rivet head changed? I remember that it wasn't the right size.
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« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2016, 05:04:14 PM »

So how many rivets a minute did you drive?   Grin

Someone (Jason or Alan, can't recall which) mentioned that advertisements from the 1800s for this machine mentioned it will drive a rivet in 6 seconds and an experienced crew could drive 2 per minute.
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