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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #405 on: September 19, 2020, 05:56:37 PM »
I hope the tender gets the large lettering (I think all our locos should have the large lettering).

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« Reply #406 on: September 20, 2020, 12:55:25 AM »
it's safe to say it will look like it did toward the end of its career, one way or the other.

Toasted wooden cab and all? Joking of course, I was just curious if it was going to end up in olive green green.

I hope the tender gets the large lettering (I think all our locos should have the large lettering).

#9 and #10 both have the small lettering correct?

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« Reply #407 on: September 20, 2020, 02:51:27 PM »
Yes, both 9 and 10 have the small lettering.  For a couple of years 2002-2003 #10 had large lettering, but after the rebuild it went back to small.

I'm a proponent of using the railroad's large lettering on tenders.  That comes from a time when the railroad was (relatively) prosperous.  The small lettering I tend to think of as a declining fortunes money-saving device.  I think we don't want to portray that we're a down-on-our-luck railroad.  #9, alas, has a stipulation in the lease that requires it to retain its 1933 appearance, so that letting size must remain.

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« Reply #408 on: September 20, 2020, 04:39:59 PM »
Historically #9 wouldn't have worn the large lettering right? It would seem odd to me at least to have them mixed and matched era wise, especially with #9 not having worn it or really been around it (if that is the case).  If it is accurate with the final configuration outcome using the larger letting for specials, that or just interchanging them from time to time add a neat mix and some extra representation.

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« Reply #409 on: December 09, 2020, 08:04:32 PM »
The "Heritage Rail Alliance" is the industry group that encompasses all heritage railroading (tourist trains, museums, etc.) in North America.

In a recent listing of ongoing projects, their editor called out the Build 11 project with the following description:
"Never underestimate this museum, which has assembled a lot of manpower and has a long list of recent accomplishments."
https://heritagerail.org/2020/12/active-restorations-steam-locomotives/

Tune in on Friday for the latest update on the Build 11 project...
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« Reply #410 on: December 10, 2020, 09:17:11 PM »
BUILD 11 Update!

There is some great news about the Build No. 11 Project this month. First and foremost, our FundRazr has reached and surpassed its goal of $17,000, thanks many donations from members and friends far and near. Nevertheless, if you want to contribute, you still have about three weeks to do so. We’ll be announcing a new FundRazr campaign for 2021 on January 11.

The quotations for casting the cylinder half-saddles, driver centers, cranks and various other parts were received, and the team is evaluating them. The expectation is that an award will be announced by the end of 2020.

In other good news, Mountain Machine Works of Auburn, Maine will be machining 10 new axles for the WW&F Railway Museum, including the axles for the rear truck under No. 11. The others are for coach No. 9, a-building now in the Sheepscot shop, and B&SR boxcar No. 56, also in the shop. The really great news is that Mountain Machine is doing this work at half the usual cost, as a donation to our museum. This donation has been described as “a tremendous time savings” for the museum since we don’t have to manufacture the axles ourselves.

The new pattern for the WW&F No. 7 builder’s plate replicas was completed recently and delivered to the foundry on Dec. 7. The first 10 plates will be cast and sent to those who donated $1,100 to the Build 11 Project soon. If you want one of these beautiful bronze plates, just donate a lump sum of $1,100 (or more) to the project.

The engineering team continues to make purchases of materials, which will be stored in a designated container (which arrived at Sheepscot last week) until needed. Actual progress on Phase I of the construction of No. 11 will of necessity be slowed until the restrictions on travel imposed by COVID-19 are lifted sometime next year, we hope.


Here is a 3-D rendering of one of the drivers for No. 11, which is among components that will be cast in the new year.


The pattern, made by Preservation Pattern of Lewiston, Maine, for the Baldwin builder's plate replicas was delivered to Cattail Foundry on Dec. 7.


This container will be used to store components manufactured for No. 11 until they are needed in the shop for finishing and assembly. It will be painted next year to match the first container.

Donations for the project and more information can be found at build11.wwfry.org.
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« Reply #411 on: January 10, 2021, 09:37:49 PM »
January Build 11 Update!

The 2020 fund-raising campaign has wound down. The goal of $17,000 was reached and surpassed by nearly $8,000. To all who donated, a hearty thank you.

Starting today, we’re opening another fund-raising effort. For the year 2021, we’re hoping to raise $50,000. That sounds scary, and it is a lot, but we remain confident that our friends and members will support the ultimate goal, the construction of a new locomotive!

Several members and friends have committed to monthly donations of either $11 or $22. That may not sound like much, but it all adds up. We hope some others will join in that sort of effort.

We will also continue to offer the reproduction Baldwin builder’s plate of WW&F No. 7 for one-time contributions of $1,100 or more. More "perks" are still being planned. Donate early and often at: build11.wwfry.org



In other No. 11 news, the hydraulic power unit for the flanger has been relocated outside the shop to reduce the noise and exhaust fumes.

Gordon Cook built a “doghouse” to protect the unit from the elements. The hydraulic hoses have been fed through two holes in the wall of the shop. Flanging work is expected to get started sometime this month, first completing the last few components for No. 10 and then going right into parts for No. 11.



A start has been made moving various parts of No. 10 and No. 11 into the container, where they will be stored until needed for assembly of the locomotives. This helps clear out needed work space in the shop. The two main frame sections are among the parts moved, and Gordon Cook has built cradles to stand up the main frame sections. Other parts will be stored on pallets, and a pallet jack has been acquired to move the pallets about in the container.



Meanwhile, at Preservation Pattern, the rear frame extension is receiving tie bars at the top to make the entire piece a continuous “loop” to retain its shape through casting and heat treatment, after which the tie bars will be cut off. Some minor modifications were necessary to the rear bolster patterns due to design changes in the original Baldwin design to improve the locomotive’s lateral stability.



The water-jet parts completed in Syracuse, NY will be shipped to Sheepscot soon. Most of those will also go into the container. In addition, we plan to order steel stock from two vendors shortly. One vendor will custom cut stock to length, while the second vendor provides full-length stock for use in a variety of applications on the locomotive.



Finally, we expect delivery of the new to us large lathe later this week. It may be dropped off at Ken Boudin’s Machinery Service Co. for a couple of weeks of storage until everything is ready to install it in the shop.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #412 on: January 12, 2021, 07:39:28 PM »
Let's see what was under the plastic..





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« Reply #413 on: January 12, 2021, 08:26:05 PM »
Wow, those frames are amazing...and obviously the fundamental core of the 11 build!

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« Reply #414 on: January 13, 2021, 07:47:55 PM »
No. 11's  frames are all tucked in. Picture from Jason...



I think that that the horizontal legs can be trimmed quite a bit now that they're in place.

Hopefully it won't be that long before we'll retrieve them to start assembling No. 11. That will be truly exciting.
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« Reply #415 on: January 13, 2021, 08:51:37 PM »
It's exciting to know that this is will be the first Maine two-foot steamer built from the ground up since Baldwin rolled B&SR/B&H #8 out in 1924.
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« Reply #416 on: January 14, 2021, 04:09:49 PM »
and the last steam locomotive built in the state of Maine since Portland Co. built B&SR #5 in 1906!

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« Reply #417 on: January 15, 2021, 02:27:05 AM »
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and the last steam locomotive built in the state of Maine since Portland Co. built B&SR #5 in 1906!

Steve, I think you meant the FIRST one since B&SR #5 in 1906. Just me nitpickin'....everybody knows whatcha meant.  :D

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« Reply #418 on: January 15, 2021, 08:26:46 AM »
I wonder whether the use of fitted bolts is intended for the assembly of the frames (rather than welding)?

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« Reply #419 on: January 15, 2021, 09:26:04 AM »
Bolts where designed, and I think some rivets in there too.
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