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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #480 on: June 12, 2021, 02:42:55 AM »
If you want to go back further than Bernz-O-Matic it was Prest-O-Lite,
(Acetylene air torches) Sold quite a few tanks to plumbers in the 70s
before they started moving to 20# propane tanks.

Before plumbing it was used for auto head lights and may have been used
on #9's early headlight- looking at early photos when it was #5. Just speculating.

When scraping out a bunch of iron awhile back we used Propane-Oxy because it was
a lot cheaper than Acetylene.

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« Reply #481 on: July 09, 2021, 09:16:03 PM »
Build 11 - July Update



Over several days in June, various members of the No. 11 engineering group worked at Sheepscot. They installed new cranes in bay 1 and bay 3 of the shop. In addition, during another work session they completed all the components for the rear frame extension of No. 11 that required bending. Several of those items were machined and found to be within 0.01 of perfect.



Gordon Cook has produced an image of the Phase 1 work on No. 11, the assembly of the main frames of the locomotive. As work progresses on the actual assembly, we will update this image.



We received the welcome news that pattern work for the locomotive's cylinder half-saddles is proceeding at Dakota Foundry. They have sent us several photos.



Thanks to a couple of eagle-eyed members, we have been able to acquire an appropriate steam gauge and a genuine Eames Vacuum Brake gauge though on-line auction. Several WW&F members contributed funds to allow the purchase of authentic items needed for No. 11.



Our 2021 fund raising for No. 11 is proceeding amazingly well. As of July 11, we have received $39,677.00, including $12,820.00 in matching funds from our anonymous donor. This brings us to 51% of the $50,000 Challenge (which concludes on October 31st) and to 80% of our overall goal for 2021!

Meanwhile, we've sent out more 20 of the full-size builder's plate replicas, as well as 10 of the 3-D printed version. Our raffle for one of the bronze plates has raised more than $350 - and there are plenty of tickets available. The drawing takes place on Saturday, October 9 during the Fall Work Weekend.

Learn more, and contribute at build11.org
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