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Hansel Fardon

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #135 on: April 07, 2015, 11:20:50 PM »
And the boiler is already on its way back to Boothbay! Scheduled to arrive tonight.

To Do:
-rivets
-stay bolts
-boiler tubes


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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #136 on: October 26, 2015, 07:38:54 PM »
#7 Shirts and Hoodies Now Available!

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Limited Time Only! Available until 11/04/15.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #137 on: April 05, 2016, 01:28:15 AM »
Any news of 7?  Will it steam this year?

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2016, 01:37:55 AM »
Any news of 7?  Will it steam this year?

Realistically? No.

The plan is to move the boiler to "Sheepscot Mills" for completion. It would be possible if it was worked on every weekend, but Boothbay/ Alna is a long distance from Portland and points south.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #139 on: December 14, 2016, 04:42:13 PM »
2017 Steam Calendars are available for $25, 50% of profits goes to the #7 fund! If you're ready to make a purchase or reservation, please PM me. Calendars can be hand-delivered if you're attending VC this Saturday.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #140 on: December 14, 2016, 06:50:10 PM »
Hey Hansel,

Great to hear from you. It would be great to catch up sometime. Talk to ya soon.

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2017, 11:55:51 PM »
Only 17 Fundraising Calendars Left!

To make purchases easier, I've listed them on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casco-Bay-Steam-2017-Calendar-/222374075810?hash=item33c6871da2%3Ag%3AS-QAAOSw241YdWza&_trkparms=pageci%253Aa5a01b62-d78e-11e6-88f7-74dbd180e334%257Cparentrq%253A8ac440a31590a2a203326dc6ffc3af17%257Ciid%253A1&redirect=mobile

I invested my savings into these Calendars, so each purchase is very much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #142 on: January 25, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
With January coming to a close, Calendars are now only $15, and 25% of profits from the remaining Calendars will go to the #7 fund!:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222374075810?redirect=mobile

Thanks!
-Hansel

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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #143 on: April 18, 2017, 02:55:42 AM »
Progress update on #7 for those that don't follow the facebook page.

3 side sheets are done with threaded stays and the flexi-stays are 95% done. Half of the mud ring rivets went in today.

All that's left with the boiler itself is the throat sheet stays, the welded stays, the other half of the mud ring rivets, and welding on the steam dome collar. Once that all is done we can put tubes in and hydro the work.

Link to video of riveting from today.
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #144 on: August 14, 2017, 07:49:36 PM »
For those that haven't had the opportunity of hearing in person from myself or other members of the MNG steam team via the facebook group, there have been a large number of steps forward for the B&SR 7 project.

Two weeks ago all of the tubes were loaded in the boiler, rolled, and seal welded.

Between then and last Friday the last of the rigid and flexi stays were headed over and stay caps installed on the flexis. The lower 4 rows of stays were seal welded inside the firebox on on the outside wrapper sheet.

Boiler plugs were test fit and installed on all of the openings so that the first water test can take place. The throttle and turret will be reinstalled when this is taking place.

The first test fill will be planned to take place sometime in the next week to two weeks. Once we check for any and all leaks we'll do a test hydro and place the boiler back on the frame.

Stay tuned.
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #145 on: August 15, 2017, 11:20:21 AM »
Great progress.
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #146 on: August 18, 2017, 05:12:47 AM »
More good news!

Today water was placed in the boiler and pumped up to regular operating pressure (150 psi).

A few small leaks were found around some stays and rivets, but overall the results were very encouraging.

We're currently on track for a boiler lift sometime on or before Labor Day.
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #147 on: September 20, 2017, 04:29:01 PM »
Yet more good news from just slightly to the north of Sheepscot.

Yesterday we set the boiler into place and welded on the first of the 4 supports to the firebox. This marks the first time since 2008 that the frame and boiler have been together and was the last major (projected) hurdle in the reassembly process.

Next steps will be finishing up installing the support brackets, plumbing, grates, brakes, smokebox, and tank work, (probably in that order).

Our current goal is to have the boiler "fire ready" by the time the FRA inspector makes his annual visit in November. Not saying that this will be when the first fire is placed, but just that we have the ability to do so if he requests it.









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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #148 on: September 20, 2017, 05:13:01 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2017, 05:59:22 PM »
I second what Mike said.

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