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Ted Miles

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 05:08:51 PM »
Today it appears that you could not save any of the six sills; I hope the iron hardware is reusable. The wood work is pretty straight forward. The iron tank will be hard; as a special certificate for confined spaces will likely be needed. Maybe that can be left for Maine Narrow Gauge; it is their tank car after all.  Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 10:02:21 PM »
Today it appears that you could not save any of the six sills; I hope the iron hardware is reusable. The wood work is pretty straight forward. The iron tank will be hard; as a special certificate for confined spaces will likely be needed. Maybe that can be left for Maine Narrow Gauge; it is their tank car after all.  Ted Miles, WW&F Member

The car had one original side sill and the blocks on top of the bolsters the truss rods ride on top of were probably original. The rest of the car was all Edaville construction. The car also had the remains of the attachment points for pipe railings. So at some point the car was in passenger service without a tank mounted.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2019, 05:23:49 PM »
Zach has the flatcar ready to be turned over.  The car needs decking, paint, and stake pockets put back on to be finished.







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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2019, 07:55:25 PM »
Paint work started this afternoon.



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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2019, 07:58:30 PM »
I hope Stewart remembers to put the lettering stencils on upside-down.
What–me worry?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2019, 03:15:34 PM »
The car has been flipped upright and placed on it's trucks. Zack also put all the stake pockets back on.









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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2019, 12:13:46 PM »
This has been a fairly quick rebuild.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2019, 12:31:39 PM »
It appears the brake beams were body-mounted?  Nice rebuild!

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2019, 06:24:14 PM »
Where is the brake equipment?
This is now a flatcar?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2019, 07:37:35 PM »
The tank has to be scraped and painted. I think MNG people are doing that. They may have it sand blasted.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2019, 12:13:46 AM »
Now that the new flat car for the #14 tank is well along; has the tank been inspected to see what it needs for repairs?

It would be very useful as a fire suppression car; rather than just a display. In any case the tank needs to be painted top to bottom.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2019, 02:19:12 PM »
The decking is complete and the car is in primer.





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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2019, 03:34:36 PM »
Fred...sandblasting is such  quick, easy, thorough metal painting prep, right?  Have used it at C&TS, 2926 on smaller jobs.

Surprised WW&F doesn't use it more?

Once bought a handheld nozzle/small reservoir unit at Harbor Freight for $15.
Just add air hose, sand or slag, or ground nut shells, and spray. 
Fast and very slick. ;)
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2019, 06:03:20 PM »
One side got lettered this morning.



The timber with the rounded ends is the end timber for the bunk that holds the tank in place.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2019, 10:49:23 PM »
WOW, you guys are amazing!!!!!!!!!!