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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #375 on: December 12, 2015, 09:43:24 PM »
Building trucks might be a good way to "get our feet wet" so to speak over at WA Young.  Most of the machines haven't made chips in decades, so starting out with a simple project such as truck building may be the ideal project to work the bugs out of the machines and lineshafting.   Pressing wheelsets together on the 300 ton wheel press is going to be interesting to say the least.
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« Reply #376 on: December 13, 2015, 09:17:56 AM »
In an attempt to reassure everyone that there's some logic and reason behind our aspirations, ill mention here that we have active plans to build a replica coach, along with a historically appropriate WW&F open excursion car.  We have passenger trucks and couplers for the coach already.  We also have most of the in house capability to perform these projects.  Both, and many others, will be started and completed long before no 11 steams.

No 11 is a big project that will serve as a rallying point for members, volunteers and donors.  It's meant to be ambitious, though I assure you there is tremendous thought and planning that will allow the project to proceed smoothly.  Rick's offer of help from WA Young is the perfect outside kick to allow this project to really get off the ground- and we want to use that offer as thoughtfully as possible.  Getting a start on a big, long term project that stretches our own shop's capability seems like a great down payment on the no 11 project, while rebuilding the passenger trucks we have and building a coach is all attainable right in Sheepscot and is a near term goal (2017- after the turntable).

I guess what I'm trying to say is:  these projects can proceed simultaneously- each at their own rate.  No 11 will take so long- it will need to overlap with numerous other projects.  Rest assured- our priorities are straight- we know we have to build 12 coaches so no 11 has something to hall :)

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« Reply #377 on: December 13, 2015, 09:57:29 AM »
12 coaches(?) or coach # 12?

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« Reply #378 on: December 13, 2015, 10:19:06 AM »
12 coaches, numbers to be determined...

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« Reply #379 on: December 13, 2015, 10:23:09 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #380 on: December 13, 2015, 10:28:13 AM »
I recall being told that one (or more) of our passenger consist currently resides on freight trucks, plus I believe that #65 sits on what would be considered shop trucks.  Hence my previous comments.  Jason's comments only confirms that we will need trucks, however long it will take.  Has anyone started on patterns for the required castings?
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« Reply #381 on: December 13, 2015, 10:35:30 AM »
Jason,

I assume that we will attempt to recreate replicas of the original WW&F passenger fleet first, (if we have drawings, etc).  If not, is the plan to reproduce copies of #3?  Long term it would be really cool to create our own version of the Rangley.  (wishful thinking)
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« Reply #382 on: December 13, 2015, 10:38:52 AM »
Ok guys- hold on-- 12 coaches was a joke.  I certainly hope we are big enough to need that many someday- but my comment was completely meant as fun.  One replica coach is currently planned- with long term thoughts of another (perhaps combine).

65 has proper freight trucks, though new wheels are in order.

Coach 8 is doing ok on the trucks it has.

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« Reply #383 on: December 13, 2015, 02:03:48 PM »
OK you got me good !!!!!!!!  I think I'm entitled to a free pass on the April gags...........
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« Reply #384 on: December 13, 2015, 08:55:44 PM »
Does no. 11 need a NOS Metropolitan?
http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/showproduct.php/product/122718/cat/7

Probably TOO small for an engine that size but it might suffice.

Can't be too many of these left in the original box...

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« Reply #385 on: December 14, 2015, 01:17:53 AM »
Since only one passenger car will be built next year ;), what is on the schedule to start Sheepscot's last big addition, the turntable? Is the roundhouse part of the project? How about the coal bin, to now feed two busy steamers?
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« Reply #386 on: December 14, 2015, 08:09:13 AM »
Turntable work will start this winter (with castings and machining), followed by excavation in spring assuming that the Kubota is healthy.

Roundhouse is not yet scheduled in.

Coal bin was one of the projects in this year's fund drive but it's unlikely to be funded this time around.

As for passenger cars - yes we want to build one but it won't happen in 2016.  A lot of work goes into one of those.  My guess is that would be a two year project at least.

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« Reply #387 on: December 14, 2015, 05:02:44 PM »
Thanks for the update.
Good luck with running the best Victorian Christmas yet!
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #388 on: June 30, 2016, 12:12:34 AM »
Plans for no. 11's boiler.



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« Reply #389 on: January 06, 2017, 12:54:07 AM »
Jason's pictures.

No. 11's barrel sheet after being cut on the water jet table.



11's barrel sheet being lined up with the rolling mill.



11's barrel after rolling.



Part of 11's fire box and outer wrapper sheet. In the picture is Jim Hueber, his son Grady and nephew John. Jim runs Mack Bros Boiler & Sheet Iron Works Co., Inc. where the rolling for 10's and 11's boiler parts was done. Jim also donated the riveters that are being used to assemble the boilers.

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