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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #435 on: April 13, 2021, 06:02:43 PM »
Bernie Perch has completed the patterns for No. 11's Stanchions.

Shown in the photo is all the paperwork and templates used to form the patterns.
Even something simple like stanchions and flag pockets requires quite a bit of time and work.
Bernie reports that he plans to take these patterns to the Cattail Foundry sometime in mid May.

Thanks Bernie!
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« Reply #436 on: April 13, 2021, 07:12:03 PM »
It has been a while since I have seen some of Bernies work. Top notch as usual.
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« Reply #437 on: April 14, 2021, 09:42:11 AM »
Very impressive work.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #438 on: April 23, 2021, 08:18:20 PM »


If you think you might really like to have a replica of WW&F No. 7’s Baldwin builder’s plate, but you don’t have $1,100 to get one, have we got a deal for you!

Starting today, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 9 (the WW&F’s Fall Work Weekend), you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to own the very first plate produced. No, it’s not the only known surviving original, but the first replica turned out by Cattail Foundry exclusively for the Build 11 Project.

Raffle tickets go on sale today for a mere $11 each, or two for $20. You can buy your tickets at the WW&F Gift Shop, by mail order, or on-line. On Saturday, October 9, we’ll hold a drawing, and some lucky person will own the plate. A second drawing that same day will award a second prize, a 3-D printed, 5-inch diameter copy of No. 7’s builder’s plate.

Get your raffle ticket at: wwfry.org/raffle

Today's announcement corresponds with what would have been the 2021 WW&F Spring Work Weekend. The drawing will occur during the 2021 WW&F Fall Work Weekend.

PS: We have some REALLY BIG news coming within the next two weeks. Stay tuned...
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #439 on: April 24, 2021, 04:18:03 PM »
That is great to hear Ed. I am very excited to hear what the news might be. Very pleased to see active progress on #11 and a few other important projects.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #440 on: May 10, 2021, 10:23:58 PM »
Build 11 - May Update
Building Steam: $50,000 Challenge Accepted!

Friends — We are thrilled to announce a 100% match of all donations up to a total of $25,000 between now and October 31, 2021.  Made possible by a generous anonymous donor, this unprecedented opportunity will allow us to not only reach our 2021 fundraising goal of $50,000 for the Build 11 Project, but to exceed it. Then it's full steam ahead to the construction of No.11!



That’s right — for each dollar donated by our members and friends, this wonderful person will add a dollar to his donation, effectively doubling your donation!

We'll keep you updated each month on the progress towards the $50,000 challenge.

To take advantage of this 1:1 match, visit build11.org to donate electronically or send a check with “Build 11” in the memo line to the WW&F Railway Museum. P.O. Box 242, Alna, ME 04535.

Meanwhile this week, the No. 11 engineering team is at Sheepscot in person. They are working in the shop to fabricate approximately 30 components for the rear frame extension of No. 11. They are using the flanging machine as a brake, to form angles on these parts. These items are heavy gauge steel and will require heating prior to bending. In addition, the team will also form several components for the new Jackson & Sharp-pattern trucks for Coach No. 9.



This drawing shows No. 11's rear frame. This week the angled pieces in the corners of the rear frame are being formed, including the four long pieces that form an “X” in the center.



We  have also started a raffle, with the prize being one of the bronze replica builder’s plates. These replica plates are offered to donors who send us $1,100 or more in one check. For members and friends who can’t afford that amount, this is an opportunity to own a plate. Tickets are available online at www.wwfry.org/raffle or in person at the Sheepscot gift shop. Tickets are $11 for one or two for $20. The drawing will take place on the Saturday of the Fall Work Weekend, Oct. 9th.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #441 on: May 11, 2021, 06:50:03 PM »
First day of production on No 11 today with the clanging *flanging* machine used to flange 8 components for the rear frame.  Alan also helped No 11 by boring a hole using the new to us radial arm drill. 

Steve Lennox led a crew organizing the No 11 container- an underrated and critical task.

Exciting day!
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #442 on: May 11, 2021, 07:12:25 PM »
First day of production on No 11 today with the clanging machine used to flange 8 components for the rear frame. 
I wish I had a “clanging” machine! But I suspect I would need hearing protection......

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #443 on: May 11, 2021, 07:17:34 PM »
It does occasionally clang, all in good spirit of course.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #444 on: May 11, 2021, 08:06:01 PM »
We have the bell for #11 - that's a clanging machine.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #445 on: May 12, 2021, 09:16:51 AM »
I didn't know a bell was a machine. 8)

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #446 on: May 13, 2021, 01:12:46 PM »
First day of production on No 11 today.
 On May 11th is it a mere coincidence Jason ?
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #447 on: May 13, 2021, 06:29:28 PM »
I took the stanchion and flag pocket patterns along with the patterns for MEC 470's complete whistle to Cattail a week ago. I recommend that anyone visiting that section of PA to stop in.  It's like visiting a place that hasn't changed in 100 years.  It is the foundry version of what the WW&F is trying to emulate.  If I can, I will try to photograph the castings.  I hope to finish 470's whistle bell and put it on my B & M bowl/valve and put it on CNJ 113.  It should sound exactly like 113 as I used the core box from 113's whistle with additional spacers for the flat top version.

The reason you guys haven't seen many #11 patterns is that I have been working on the clamshell door patterns for CNJ 113 which were also cast at Cattail, and the patterns for 470's whistle. On the way to the foundry, the trunk and back seat of my car were filled with patterns.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #448 on: May 13, 2021, 07:21:11 PM »
Bernie, pictures of Cattail itself as well as interiors of the foundry and castings would be of immense interest to us here in Maine.

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« Reply #449 on: May 13, 2021, 07:56:02 PM »
. . . and those of us who aren't in Maine!  :)
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