Author Topic: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread  (Read 70844 times)

Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2018, 02:01:17 AM »
Looks good.

How will the Smokebox brace be treated?

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Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2018, 06:01:30 AM »
Wow, looks great!

How will the Smokebox brace be treated?

It should be an easy blacksmithing job to adjust the braces to fit the new diameter.


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Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #167 on: July 22, 2018, 03:22:00 AM »
 Bernie, it’s a great fit!
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Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 11, 2019, 03:47:53 PM »
During the spring work weekend, we turned a corner in the year-long effort to reorganize, restructure, and improve the car shop. While there is still more work to be done, we have gotten the shop to the point where we can not only work on projects again, but work on them more efficiently.

During the work weekend, there was a team working to build a portable hydraulic power unit using a 22hp has engine. Once we fit a set of quick-disconnect hoses, this will entirely replace the use of the tractor to power the flanger, and allow us to work in a quieter environment when flanging. Over the winter, Jason designed a new waterjet cut template for referencing the backhead to the flanging die. This should provide much improved flexibility of the flanging machine. He is looking forward to sinking his teeth back into flanging once the primary focus of volunteer efforts have transitioned to the car barn extension under Brendan's leadership.

Starting this past week, we have begun working on the smokebox, which included turning down the outside diameter of the support ring to the final dimension, and getting it set up to match drill with the smokebox sheet.

We look forward to continuing to make progress #10 and the 21 Campaign as time and manpower resources allow, and updates will be posted in the respective threads and 21 Campaign Facebook page as appropriate. Thank you to all of our donors for helping us get over the finish line with the project funding!
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Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2019, 10:52:39 AM »
Happy to know that #10 and 21 Campaign are on the road again.