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Graham Buxton

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2019, 04:43:56 AM »
Still unclear to me how they painted the underside....just curious

I suspect the answer is similar to what Brendan posted earlier in this thread ...
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 #76 on: December 04, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
Great work. Any idea when the lettering will be done?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2019, 11:11:47 PM »
Zack continues on the Tank Car, bolting everything down. Looks like a few more details and he will be done.







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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2019, 05:11:27 AM »
Do the hold downs go through timber or just through the deck?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2019, 01:37:32 PM »
So what is left to be done with the tank car, other than lettering?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2019, 02:26:08 PM »
The center tie down (wraps around the dome) needs to be put back on, along with the hand rails down the side. And the tag on the brake wheel says "no brake shoes", so maybe some of them too.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2019, 02:33:13 PM »
The end tie downs go through the deck and a spreader underneath which divides the load across the center and intermediate sills.

We need to forge new brake shoe keys, install them and the shoes, and the brake system is done.

There’s some plumbing which we’ll do in the spring since it doesn’t need to carry water for the winter charters.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2019, 04:55:18 PM »
Thanks Jason

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2019, 07:28:41 PM »
The deck, although pressure treated,  needs some color, looks unfinished.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2019, 07:46:19 PM »
It will weather soon enough.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2019, 08:13:32 PM »
I'd like to know when we will start work on our own tank car.  I so enjoyed working with Zack on this project during FWW, I am really looking forward to the next one.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2019, 10:54:30 PM »
 Will "STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK" be re-lettered?
Didn't know until a couple years ago (and I grew up there) what abbrevation "SOCONY" stood for.  ;D
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #87 on: December 29, 2019, 11:33:30 PM »
Yes. The car will be lettered for SCONY. That part of the restoration is being handled by the car's owner, Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2019, 02:14:43 AM »
As for the other tank car, there seem to be quite a few other projects ahead of it.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2019, 02:37:30 AM »
Paul, SOCONY stands for Standard Oil Company Of New York