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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2019, 02:00:25 AM »
Paint crew has been busy this week..





And Zack has been working on the saddles.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2019, 10:02:47 PM »
Fred working on removing the railings from the tank last Thursday.



The railings and tank tie downs stripped from the tank. The ladder was welded to the dome at some point and it was decided to just leave it on the tank for sandblasting.



Jason took a picture of the blasting contractor at work this morning. The contractor is using crushed glass for the blast media.


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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2019, 10:09:11 PM »
Tanks for the pics. That sure does look clean now.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2019, 10:15:13 PM »
Photos of moving and mounting the tank.

Moving it with the forklift:


It took a while, and some repositioning, but the tank is down on the car:


Dave is happy.


A tank and a car:


Coming off the siding to the mainline:


The top and underside get blasted on Monday.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2019, 10:29:53 PM »
That's one tall brake wheel stand on 14.

Great progress--thanks for the photos.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2019, 11:29:36 PM »
Tall brake shaft so Dave doesn’t have to lean over so far...

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2019, 11:38:06 PM »
Tall brake shaft so Dave doesn’t have to lean over so far...
Yes, but now can you reach it, Jason?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2019, 11:38:49 PM »
Why the heavy beams across the car at either end?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2019, 11:42:55 PM »
How will the underside get painted??

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2019, 01:12:09 AM »
Why the heavy beams across the car at either end?

The tank sits inside a box of heavy timbers that keep the tank in place. The end timbers are just sitting on the flatcar. The two long timbers that run down the sides of the tank are inside the shop.

How will the underside get painted??

The tank has to come back outside and be lifted off the flatcar Monday so the blasting can be completed. After the blasting is completed the plan is to bring the tank back in the shop on the flatcar and lift the tank off with the overhead cranes. The flatcar can then go back outside and the tank can be painted.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2019, 01:16:05 AM »
Has sandblasting so far uncovered any areas where metal repair is going to be required?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2019, 02:23:21 PM »
Great photos. I take it that the underside will be blasted on Monday? Who will be painting the tank?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2019, 02:38:17 PM »
Great photos. I take it that the underside will be blasted on Monday? Who will be painting the tank?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2019, 03:38:17 PM »
When 2926 got 'blasted, we used crushed mill slag. I kept the oil drum reservoir filled.
Damn heavy stuff, sure the glass was, too.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2019, 09:40:00 PM »
Paint removal was completed today and the tank is back inside the shop.

Stewart Rhines picture of the tank rolled over to blast the bottom and top of the dome. Edaville must have patched the bottom of the tank at some point and stripped all the paint off of the tank. The first layer of paint was a red primer followed by Edaville bright red, black, another layer of primer and then the silver paint.



Back inside the shop. The tank should be painted early next week.



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