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Bernie Perch

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« Reply #450 on: May 13, 2021, 08:42:05 PM »
When I get down there next time which will be about six weeks from now, I will ask permission to take some photos.  It is run by the Amish, and they may refuse.

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« Reply #451 on: May 15, 2021, 10:52:27 PM »
Rear frame pieces being bent in the shop last Friday.















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« Reply #452 on: May 15, 2021, 11:17:45 PM »
Thanks Brendan, that is a great series of photos of the flanger in action!
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« Reply #453 on: May 16, 2021, 10:25:48 AM »
Yes that is a neat sequence of shots. How long did it take to heat the bar?

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« Reply #454 on: May 17, 2021, 12:48:54 PM »
Thanks Brendan for the pictures It's great to see  something really concrete about  building #11. I'm sure this is going to ramp up donations.

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« Reply #455 on: May 17, 2021, 01:20:02 PM »


This picture is about the coolest I have seen. So much going on. The steel is reaching a pliable state, and the heat plumes can be seen headed to the atmosphere. This ranks right up there with a Stephen Hussar photograph..
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« Reply #456 on: May 17, 2021, 02:11:36 PM »
Yes that is a neat sequence of shots. How long did it take to heat the bar?

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Depending on the mass of the piece, anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. Two torches were a must.
Wayne will have a more detailed report soon.
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« Reply #457 on: May 17, 2021, 07:56:23 PM »
The Build 11 Project received a tremendous boost last week, when all six members of the team were on hand at Sheepscot for the week.  During the week, we manufactured a number of components for the locomotive’s rear frame. In addition to the actual making of these components, we reorganized and consolidated items stored in the No. 11 Project container, moving recently-delivered items into covered storage. Most of these items arrived by motor freight from Aqua Cut, a water-jet cutting operation in Syracuse, NY.

 Over three days, we used propane torches to heat various items prior to bending them in the flanging machine.  Most of the parts were in pairs, and in several cases there were right hand and left hand pieces, which required adjusting the position of stops to assure the piece did not move once the actual bending began. Several larger and heavier pieces required angled bends on both ends while others needed to be formed into a U shape. Because the steel was larger — some pieces were an inch thick and seven inches wide — we used two rosebud torches for heating, one one top and the other on the bottom of the workpiece. These were also a challenge to handle, since one end would be bent, then the opposite end of the piece was heated and placed back on the machine for the second bend. We were pretty pleased that these large pieces were formed precisely, with deviations from our measurements on the order of only 1/16 or 1/32 of an inch. We completed another 12 pieces.

By the end of the week, we had formed some 24 pieces. Six pieces we had planned to work were not included in the shipment from New York, so they will be worked at the next work session in June. We hope to hold monthly two or three day work events through the rest of the summer. After coach No. 9 is moved to the woodshop in June or early July, we hope to begin actually assembling the rear frame — the part behind the boiler that is supported by the trailing truck and contains the coal and water spaces — in Bay 2.

Team members include Jason Lamontagne, Harold Downey, Gordon Cook, Rick Sisson, Alan Downey and Wayne Laepple.
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« Reply #458 on: May 17, 2021, 08:19:58 PM »
Calling this work "outstanding" is an understatement!

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« Reply #459 on: May 18, 2021, 09:15:57 PM »
Great work to everyone involved. This will be as exciting as the coach project once things start to really develop and come together.

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« Reply #460 on: May 19, 2021, 08:51:19 AM »
Thanks for the report, Wayne.

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« Reply #461 on: May 19, 2021, 09:30:32 AM »
Great work to all of you involved with flanging parts for the rear frame.  The diagonal pieces are new for added strength, or were they part of the original design?

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« Reply #462 on: May 19, 2021, 10:28:57 AM »
Wayne thank you for your comprehensive explanations.  With those few pieces of metal an other thrilling to follow adventure has definitely taken shape. I can't wait for your next report.

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« Reply #463 on: May 19, 2021, 10:44:01 AM »
Looks like an extremely productive session. It's great to have such a talented team at work on this project. Thanks for the detailed report and photos. The excitement builds!

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« Reply #464 on: May 22, 2021, 02:35:27 PM »
It is great to see so much progress on the new locomotive! Here is a question; did any original parts of the original #7 survive?

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