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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #525 on: November 13, 2022, 09:06:51 PM »
As of this evening, we are less than $2,500 from the goal. Help if you are able, please.

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« Reply #526 on: November 13, 2022, 09:16:31 PM »
I have more that I have yet to report. Going to bring those numbers down some more..
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #527 on: November 27, 2022, 01:58:11 PM »
Right now, the unofficial tally for the 2022 Build 11 fundraiser is $69,673. We need just $327 to reach the goal! Can you help?

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« Reply #528 on: November 27, 2022, 06:12:39 PM »
I'll do that.  It will officially put me on the Build 11 roster.

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« Reply #529 on: November 27, 2022, 06:39:14 PM »
Thank you, Bob. Thanks to you and a FundRazr donor, we are over the top now, at $70,111. Thanks to all who have and continue to support the Build 11 Project. We're making great progress. In fact, the December work session will take place this coming week.

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« Reply #530 on: November 27, 2022, 06:54:01 PM »
Great news!  Thank you to all the donors and everyone working on this project.  And thank you, Wayne, for keeping us up-to-date on the project here on the forum and via the WW&F Newsletter.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #531 on: December 11, 2022, 09:30:53 PM »
Build 11 - News Video!

We’ll let the video speak for our progress over the last few months, but we want to offer a huge Thank You to all you good folks who have contributed to and followed the Build 11 Project in 2022.

As of Dec. 9th, the $70,000 goal for 2022 was met and exceeded. The 2022 total currently stands at $82,771. We’ll have a final accounting for you next month, when we’ll also introduce the 2023 fund raiser.

In the meantime, we wish all of you the Joys of the Season, and Hope in the New Year!

https://youtu.be/NwlU4m2f37o
« Last Edit: December 11, 2022, 09:50:31 PM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #532 on: December 11, 2022, 10:27:02 PM »
Given that nuts and bolts are used in locations where the riveter won't fit, how are they secured? Lock washers? Loctite? Interference fit?

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #533 on: December 12, 2022, 02:13:38 PM »
Joints that could not be riveted were connected with fitted bolts. The holes were reamed to a known size and a bolt custom machined to be exactly .002" larger in diameter than the hole. The bolt was driven into the hole by hammering. A nut is added and torqued to ensure that the joint can't work loose.
The interference fit ensures metal to metal contact between the bolt and the pieces to be joined together, similar to a riveted joint. 
There will be many more of these fitted bolt joints to attach the rear frame extension casting to the front and rear frames.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #534 on: December 13, 2022, 10:33:04 AM »
So, no nut on the other end?

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« Reply #535 on: December 13, 2022, 10:41:39 AM »
So, no nut on the other end?

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Jeff. are you referring to a hex nut on the bolt? Then yes they will have retaining nuts. If you are referring to the nut holding the wrench..then a big yes to that too!
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #536 on: December 13, 2022, 11:46:25 AM »
I thought that video was a great snapshot of what's going on with #11 - and it would be great if we could a campus-wide video of everything that's going on periodically.  Alas that probably takes away a little from the newsletter, but both have their place.

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« Reply #537 on: December 13, 2022, 06:40:15 PM »
True, James. But think of the extra eyes that would see it on other platforms -- YouTube, Facebook, etc.

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« Reply #538 on: December 13, 2022, 07:56:48 PM »
True, James. But think of the extra eyes that would see it on other platforms -- YouTube, Facebook, etc.

I thought the video was excellent.  It's a great way for members/donors, who can't make it to Sheepscot or rarely get to visit, to see with their eyes how much is really happening, as described by the engineers and craftsmen who are actually doing the work.   Over the last few years, the incredible progress that has taken place up in Alna has created an expectation among members/donors that the funds they contribute will be well-managed and they will see tangible, near-term results.    This is a great way to continue to assure these folks that their expectations are indeed being met.    Perhaps it should be a quarterly thing on a WW&F YouTube channel, which can be linked to various on-line, RR-related boards like RYPN, NGDF, Trainorders, etc.   Our museum already has a very successful information campaign on social media platforms.    This might be a way to expand that even further.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #539 on: January 11, 2023, 08:25:40 PM »
Today, we are launching the 2023 "Some Assembly Required" campaign to fund the construction of locomotive 11.


WW&F #7 was damaged in an engine house fire and never repaired. It was scrapped in 1937. The Build 11 project is to replicate this lost locomotive for use on today's restored WW&F Railway.


The first 2023 work session on No. 11 started Tuesday, with Rick and Gordon working to ream out the last few holes in the rear frame for fitted bolts. This after Gordon designed a system to hold a ream in proper alignment using a lathe tailstock. The rear frame extension casting is back from the machine shop, ready to be positioned for bolting to the front and rear frames. Today, Rick and Gordon began setting up the front frame for eventual marriage to the rear frame while Jason was busy making the binders that will support the pedestals for the main drivers.



Rick Sisson and Gordon Cook ream out one of the final holes in No. 11's rear frame.



Gordon designed this reamer arrangement to fit in the small space and hold the reamer steady.



Today, Rick and Gordon began setting up the front frame for eventual bolting to the rear frame.


In other news, the 2022 Build 11 Project fundraising finished up with an amazing $84,279, more than 20 percent over the goal. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We're opening the 2023 Build 11 Project fundraiser today with a goal of $50,000. We've already got a few dollars in the pot from folks who contributed to 2022 but not quite in time for the end of the campaign.

Thanks for your continued interest and support. Learn more at www.build11.org
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