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« Reply #570 on: July 15, 2023, 06:43:27 AM »
Here is a link to Paypal. This should be included in every post.. Make it easy..

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« Reply #571 on: July 15, 2023, 08:00:14 PM »
Is the schedule for #11 work days posted somewhere?

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« Reply #572 on: July 15, 2023, 08:37:36 PM »
Is the schedule for #11 work days posted somewhere?

Wayne said in his last Build 11 article in the WW&F Newsletter that July's work session is planned this coming week:  the 18th, 19th and 20th.  I don't know if future work session dates are posted anywhere or how far out the Build 11 team schedules monthly work sessions.
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« Reply #573 on: July 31, 2023, 03:27:38 PM »
I heard about the matching grant for the Build 11 fund; so i put a check in the mail today. I just love matching grants! Everybodies money goes further. TM Built 11 Contributor several times                                     TM Life Member, Build 11 Contributor again

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« Reply #574 on: July 31, 2023, 05:00:49 PM »
The August Build 11 Work days are the 15th, 16th and 17th.
We typically check key individual's schedules during those work days and plan the next month's days.
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« Reply #575 on: July 31, 2023, 07:39:10 PM »
The August Build 11 Work days are the 15th, 16th and 17th.
What's planned for the August work days? I really enjoyed joining you in July!

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« Reply #576 on: August 01, 2023, 07:25:12 AM »
Pete - we plan to move both the forward and rear frames to the north end of bay 2 (where Jerry and Carlos were), crib them up and level them in preparation for installing the fitted bolts that join the forward and rear frames.

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« Reply #577 on: August 11, 2023, 07:41:45 PM »
BUILD LOCOMOTIVE 11 - AUGUST UPDATE!

On July 10, the Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum lost one of our key members. G. Wayne Laepple was one of #11's earliest supporters, helping arrange the first pieces of hardware to be made in 2008 when there was only a smattering of hand drawn plans and a big idea.

From the spring of 2020 when the Build 11 team formed, Wayne was our spokesman and fundraising chair, crafting our monthly reports, WW&F newsletter updates, and spearheading our fundraising efforts and working with donors. He frequently made the trip from his home in Pennsylvania to join us for our work sessions on-site in Alna. Usually he made the trip with patterns or castings in-tow to set the project up for the next step. Incredibly, that is still only a fraction of his impact and involvement with the WW&F, and railroad preservation as a whole.


G. Wayne Laepple, founding member of the Build 11 team.

Wayne authored these Build 11 updates over the years. With his passing, members of the Build 11 team will continue in his stead.



Another productive No. 11 work session took place on July 18-19, focused on fabricating the rear draft gear capture plate. This work involved forming the 3/8” plate into a wide “C” channel which will be bolted to the rear frame located below the rear coupler. Once the plate was cold formed using our plate flanging machine small areas were cut away to provide clearance for some rear gusset rivets and for coupler pin access. The capture plate was then drilled for the attaching bolts on our large radial arm drill.


Forming the draft gear capture plate in our flanging machine.



Fitting the capture plate in place.


The completed rear frame was flipped to its final orientation, that is, right side up. This allowed the team to use our Hanna riveter to complete riveting the remaining flat head rivets on the rear frame gussets.



Flipping the rear frame. Watch a time lapse video at: https://www.facebook.com/reel/3243619595929268


While this work was proceeding, Harold Downey machined the finished surfaces of the rear truck center castings.


The newly machined rear truck center castings.


Our next Build 11 work session is scheduled for August 15th – 17th. The team plans to relocate both forward and rear frames to the north end of bay 2, occupying the space formerly used to assemble the passenger car trucks. The frames will be cribbed up, leveled, and positioned to allow us to drill, ream and fit the fitted bolts that will bind the frames together.

The 2023 fundraising total got a huge boost over the last month. Nearly $3,000 was contributed in memory of G. Wayne Laepple. We have received a total of $29,278 to date (59% of the $50,000 goal for 2023.) We have also received $3,200 towards our $6,000 match. If we can raise $6,000, he will match the amount, dollar for dollar. Does this sound like Public Television? If we can raise that $6,000, we’ll have $12,000, putting us over the 82% mark in our effort to raise $50,000 in 2023. Remember, every dollar counts, and we need your help to keep up the momentum. You can donate directly by check to the museum or you can go to: https://www.build11.org/
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« Reply #578 on: August 19, 2023, 07:58:06 PM »








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« Reply #579 on: August 26, 2023, 09:12:43 PM »
Others have taken much better photos, but this is my attempt today to give a sense of the length of No. 11's frame.  I don't think this poor photo does justice, but I will say seeing the frame's length in person is impressive.
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« Reply #580 on: September 11, 2023, 07:34:30 PM »
BUILD LOCOMOTIVE 11 - SEPTEMBER UPDATE!

A Build 11 milestone was achieved during the August 15-17 work session. The locomotive’s front and rear frames were moved to the northern end of bay 2, raised on blocking and screw jacks and readied for joining! After two days of meticulous alignment and leveling, the first four fitted bolts were machined and installed, thereby pinning the joint. Noah, Gordon and Quentin developed an efficient procedure for fabricating the required countersunk fitted bolts. Each hole needs to be match drilled, reamed, reverse spot faced and countersunk. Once reamed, each hole diameter is measured so that the corresponding bolt can be machined to provide an interference fit. We will continue fabricating and installing the remaining (16) bolts during our next work session. When this work has been completed we plan to concentrate on fabricating components for the rear truck assembly.
When Harold was not helping with the frame he was continuing to machine the rear truck swing link hanger castings. Harold has already completed machining on the rear truck journal truck castings.

Our 2023 fundraising is proceeding well. Over $4,600 has been contributed in memory of former Build 11 team member G. Wayne Laepple. We have received a total of $6,000 toward and qualified for our $6,000 matching grant. To date we have received a total of $ 40,014 (80% of the $50,000 goal for 2023.) Only $9,986 left to go! Remember, every dollar counts, and we need your help to keep up the momentum. You can donate directly by check to the museum, use a credit card to donate through the gift shop, PayPal, or you can go to: https://www.build11.org/


Shims are required between the front and rear frames. These were tack welded in place before final assembly.



Gordon fabricated a gage to center the mag drill; the gage can be used with both the 7/8” drilled holes and the 29/32” reamed holes.
 


Noah is driving the first fitted bolt. Prior to this, Rick drilled, reamed, reverse spot faced and countersunk the hole. Gordon measured the reamed hole and machined a countersunk bolt to fit.



A view of the first two fitted bolts installed; these serve to pin the frames together.



Harold is machining the rear truck swing link hanger castings.



Harold has completed machining the four rear truck journal castings.



At the end of the work session – the forward and rear frames joined!


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« Reply #581 on: September 12, 2023, 09:11:45 AM »
Congratulations to the Build 11 team!

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« Reply #582 on: September 12, 2023, 01:28:07 PM »
Have the dates of the next Build 11 session been determined?

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« Reply #583 on: September 13, 2023, 03:51:47 PM »
The cylinders were picked up from the machine shop today.





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« Reply #584 on: September 13, 2023, 08:48:20 PM »
Beautiful -- almost a work of art!