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Bill Baskerville

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2019, 02:43:52 AM »
What are the three rods sticking out of the bottom of the tank?  additional mounting hardware?

Also, will the straps that were over the tank and simply bolted through the floor deck only be reinstalled?  will we put some sort of enforcement beams under the floor to spread the load?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2019, 08:26:57 AM »
The one in the center was probably the original drain for the tank. That would have connected to a pump in Bridgton to pump the oil into the storage tanks.

The other two pipes are suspected add ons when Edaville use the tank as a weed sprayer.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2019, 02:37:24 PM »
will these add-on pipes be removed and plugged? will a new valve be mounted on the main pipe?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2019, 04:03:02 PM »
The add-ons were plugged, then we removed the plugs to get them onto the car.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2019, 02:47:47 AM »
A photo today of Zack Wyllie shaping a timber in shop bay 2 to hold the tank in place on car No. 14, which can be seen in the background.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2019, 06:31:35 PM »
Later last Saturday Fred applied the first coat of wood preserver to the two long beams. Will apply a second coat during the week. The long beams will be put on flat car after the tank is painted and mounted.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2019, 10:24:51 PM »
Wes Heinz came up from Portland and put the first coat of paint on the tank today. Wes took before and after pictures.



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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2019, 12:46:46 AM »
Wes,

That really looks good!
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2019, 01:02:44 AM »
Tops!
Will the Socony lettering be re-applied?
Will the car have a useful function, fire control, etc?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2019, 02:01:12 AM »
Was the tank lifted off the car to enable painting?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2019, 11:03:42 PM »
Some more pictures from today. Wes Heinz and Catherine Geren came up from Portland and finshed painting the tank.





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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2019, 11:18:18 PM »
Looks like Fred (and Al) has been busy too with the Copper Napth.. Really looking good..
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2019, 11:40:08 PM »
Will there be any special preparation or precautions taken when the lettering paint is applied, to ensure that it adheres to the galvanized finish?  Does the manufacturer of the galvanizing compound make a compatible paint for this purpose? 

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2019, 01:25:08 AM »
Congratulations to all who painted! The utter lack of dribbles, splatters etc. amazes me. Wonderful end result!

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2019, 03:19:06 AM »
Still unclear to me how they painted the underside....just curious