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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #375 on: December 13, 2015, 09:19:06 AM »
12 coaches, numbers to be determined...

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« Reply #376 on: December 13, 2015, 09:23:09 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #377 on: December 13, 2015, 09:28:13 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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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #378 on: December 13, 2015, 09:35:30 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 #379 on: December 13, 2015, 09:38:52 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.

See ya
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #380 on: December 13, 2015, 01:03:48 PM »
OK you got me good !!!!!!!!  I think I'm entitled to a free pass on the April gags...........
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #381 on: December 13, 2015, 07:55:44 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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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #382 on: December 14, 2015, 12:17:53 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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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #383 on: December 14, 2015, 07:09:13 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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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #384 on: December 14, 2015, 04:02:44 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 #385 on: June 29, 2016, 11:12:34 PM »
Plans for no. 11's boiler.



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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #386 on: January 05, 2017, 11:54:07 PM »
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.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 09:39:33 PM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #387 on: January 06, 2017, 12:14:03 AM »
It is just amazing how much is being accomplished is so short a period of time.  From the discovery a little over a year ago, that No. 10 needed a new boiler, to the decision making, design of 10 & 11's boilers, fund raising, contracting, and now cut and rolled steel.  I can't think of any private, commercial or governmental organization that reacts and implements as quickly as our cadre of volunteers. 

Simply amazing..... truly amazing!

Bill
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #388 on: January 06, 2017, 02:45:39 PM »
Political message.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when the Government does not oversee the project.
(Tongue in cheek)
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #389 on: January 06, 2017, 04:00:55 PM »
Well done, all.