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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #390 on: January 06, 2017, 01:14:03 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!

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« Reply #391 on: January 06, 2017, 03:45:39 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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« Reply #392 on: January 06, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »
Well done, all.

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« Reply #393 on: January 06, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »
Well said Ira.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #394 on: January 06, 2017, 08:01:43 PM »
Very exciting to see the pieces start to take shape. Looks like we have some serious riveting ahead.
Did I miss the rolling of the sheets for #10's boiler? Or are they next in line?

Oh, and please, let's leave the political comments out. There's plenty of opinionating everywhere else, and getting away from all that is one of the great things about the WW&F.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #395 on: January 06, 2017, 08:07:22 PM »
2 comments:

1. The components for #10 and #11 are being rolled simultaneously. The order they come out at the fabricators is based on their preferences in getting the entire job done as efficiently as possible. If all went according to plan, all the parts should now be completed.

2. I considered Ira's comment more of a joke/humorous stab than a political statement. Any further debate on political matters will be subject to moderation.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #396 on: January 06, 2017, 08:34:07 PM »
I'll post about the sheet rolling under general discussion, 21 campaign.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #397 on: January 06, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »
It's the cadre of donors that makes it all possible.  All the plans in the world mean little if the money isn't there to back it up.  Thanks to all those who regularly give a little something each month to this project!

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #398 on: January 08, 2017, 11:04:04 AM »
Just curious. Is the horizontal seam in the barrel going to be welded or riveted? If it's riveted what style of joint will be used?
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #399 on: December 18, 2018, 12:25:08 PM »
I know this thread is old and I know that major work on #11 is a few years away however I thought I would post this link. http://dakotafoundry.com/capabilities/ Dakota Foundry is owned by Cory Anderson, who built the 150 hp Case traction engine replica. Having some of the more complex casting like the cylinders done by them would be something to consider as they understand steam engines. I'm not suggesting they would be the cheapest place but they might be ones the best and I would hope that they would at least be consulted before decisions on who will do major castings are made.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #400 on: June 11, 2020, 02:29:22 PM »
Over the past couple of months, there has been a lot of discussion back and forth among members and friends concerning the possible sale of No. 10 with the idea that its sale would help fund the construction of a new locomotive, No. 11. Building No. 11 has become necessary by the new Mountain Extension, with its challenging grades and curves.

The negotiations for the sale of the locomotive have ended, so No. 10 will remain at Sheepscot for the foreseeable future. That said, a new plan has been developed that will return No. 10 to service while at the same time work will begin to build No. 11. The first phase of the plan calls for work to construct the boilers for both locomotives simultaneously. There are major benefits to doing this, not the least of which is cost savings that will be realized in performing some procedures at the same time for both boilers. 

At the same time, a small team of WW&F members will start construction of No. 11. In fact, some parts have already been ordered from outside vendors. While this approach may slow No. 10's return to service, it will accelerate the construction of No. 11. No. 10 should be ready to should be ready for use in 24-30 months, and the timeline for No. 11 is 4-1/2 to 5 years.

To support the project, the museum has opened a FundRazr crowd-funding site. The goal for the first round of fund-raising is $17,000, which will boost the funding for the first year of the project to $50,000. Anyone is welcome to donate to the project at http://build11.wwfry.org



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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #401 on: June 17, 2020, 03:26:35 PM »
Bringing this thread back.

The "Build 11" project is ramping up. Funding for 2020 has been secured, and money needed to move forward in 2021 is being raised at:
build11.wwfry.org

If all goes according to plan, #11 will be under steam in 2025.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #402 on: August 19, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
Coverage of Build 11 in the online Railnews of Railfan and Railroad:
http://railfan.com/maine-museum-building-new-steam-locomotive-gets-big-boost/

Article by WW&F Member and former Mainer, Justin Franz.
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« Reply #403 on: September 18, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
I was wondering what configuration of #7 was planned for #11 to be based on, I've looked through both this thread, and the fundrazr page and come up with nothing. I previously had assumed as built due touched up builders photo being passed around, but nothing was ever confirmed directly.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #404 on: September 19, 2020, 10:49:48 AM »
There have been some discussions among the engineering team about what No. 11 will look like when it's finished. The reality is that's still a long way off, and there is plenty of time to discuss it before anything concrete must be done. The locomotive had three distinct "looks" during its 26 years on the WW&F. The as-built look is probably the least likely for a number of reasons, so it's safe to say it will look like it did toward the end of its career, one way or the other.