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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #465 on: May 22, 2021, 02:44:44 PM »
The builders plate for #7 survived and is held in a private collection in New Hampshire. I don't know of anything else.
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« Reply #466 on: May 22, 2021, 04:12:42 PM »
The second builder's plate from No. 7, as well as the number plate from No. 6, survive in a private collection in New Jersey.

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« Reply #467 on: May 22, 2021, 06:09:59 PM »
I recall hearing someone say the WW&F has the throttle arm from No. 7. Is this correct?

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« Reply #468 on: May 29, 2021, 09:08:06 PM »
Ooopsie. Moved my photos to the Coach 9 thread..
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« Reply #469 on: May 30, 2021, 08:20:42 AM »
Fantastic work. Thanks for the photos.

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #470 on: June 10, 2021, 10:53:39 PM »
Build 11 - June Update

During the week of May 11, some great progress was made by the Build 11 Project team. The entire team was at Sheepscot at various times during the week, and a significant number of components for the rear frame of the locomotive were created.

Over three intensive days, we were able to manufacture more than 20 items. We used propane torches to heat steel ships and then formed them on the shop flanging machine. Most of the parts were in pairs; and in several cases, there were right-hand and left-hand pieces. That required the repositioning of stops on the machine to assure that the work piece did not move once the bending process began.



Some pieces needed bends at both ends or to be bent into an elongated “U” shape. Some of the shapes were made from larger and heavier steel — some one inch thick and seven inches wide — we used two propane torches for heating, one above and one below. These large pieces were a challenge to handle, due not only to their weight but also because after the initial heat and bend, the other end likewise needed to be heated and formed.



When we had completed all we could, we stacked all the parts on a pallet and moved it to storage in the No. 11 container. In addition to the actual making of these components, we reorganized and consolidated items stored in the No. 11 Project container, moving recently-delivered items into covered storage. Most of these items arrived by motor freight from Aquacut, a water-jet cutting operation in Syracuse, NY.



Since the announcement of the $50,000 challenge 30 days ago, you have raised $2222 in new donations! This includes $222 in raffle ticket sales for the replica locomotive #7 builder's plate.

With the match from the generous anonymous donor, the challenge now stands at $4445!



We have 5 months left to raise the remaining $22,777 to take full advantage of the match. Please keep the Build 11 project "on track" and donate at www.build11.org

Just for fun, here’s a photo of the Build 11 team, including, seated, Wayne Laepple and Alan Downey, and Rick Sisson, Gordon Cook,  Jason Lamontagne and Harold Downey.



In other news, the Build 11 Team is planning to hold monthly two or three-day work sessions to advance the project. However, the first priority is to complete the final flanging projects for No. 10’s boiler. That includes completing the flue sheets and forming the throat sheet. Then those parts will be taken to Maine Locomotive & Machine Works to be included in the new welded boiler for the engine.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #471 on: June 11, 2021, 08:12:23 AM »
Ed, I realize it sounds like once again I am being a nit picker.....but looking at the excellent pictures that does not appear to be “propane torches” being used but rather the much more powerful Oxy-Acetylene torches used in welding and flame cutting operations.
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« Reply #472 on: June 11, 2021, 08:47:49 AM »
Hi Keith,

These are indeed oxy/ propane torches.  The largest oxy/ acetylene rosebud we can run on our standard gas kit can provide 175,000 BTU/ Hour.  These oxy/ propane torches are providing 400,000 BTU/ hour minimum each.  The difference is incredible- and propane is substantially cheaper than acetylene.  We still have the oxy acetylene kit for small heating jobs and cutting.

Thanks,
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« Reply #473 on: June 11, 2021, 08:55:22 AM »
Thanks Jason, when I saw the oxygen hose paired with the fuel hose I asssumed oxy-acetylene.
The description just said propane which brought to my mind the plumbers little Bernz-O-Matic torches!

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« Reply #474 on: June 11, 2021, 09:06:36 AM »
Understood, Keith, yeah those wouldn’t quite cut it...

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« Reply #475 on: June 11, 2021, 10:01:29 AM »
Keith,  we're dating ourselves by using Bernz-o-matic terms and equipment.  According to my son who is a union steamfitter, nobody uses the old Bernz equipment.  Even oxy-acetylene and oxy-propane is falling out of favor.  The go-to these days is Oxy-MAPP gas torches as they are about 225 degrees hotter than even oxy-propane and also more compact and cheaper to operate.
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« Reply #476 on: June 11, 2021, 11:45:35 AM »
How come the young guy is the one of two sitting in the group photo? ;)
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« Reply #477 on: June 11, 2021, 12:08:54 PM »
That's Alan Downey who is doing great things making the WW&F machine shop a truly professional, safe, and capable facility.

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« Reply #478 on: June 11, 2021, 12:42:21 PM »
How come the young guy is the one of two sitting in the group photo? ;)
My response would be that its not about age, its about those in the front row not blocking our view of those in the second row.  Having two rows allows the photo to be more of a close-up, and better suited for publication in the WW&F newsletter.
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« Reply #479 on: June 11, 2021, 12:50:18 PM »
I’m sure Bill’s tongue was firmly in cheek with his question about front row seating. It just so happened that Alan and I moved faster than the other guys. 😄