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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #525 on: October 11, 2022, 06:00:18 PM »
Build 11 - October (Video) Update

We have some great progress to report this month. During the September and October work sessions, the team, along with some additional volunteers, essentially completed riveting the rear frame extension together. The big Hanna riveter was used for about 85 percent of the work, while hand riveting finished the job. More than 70 rivets have been installed. In locations where it was impossible to drive the rivets properly, fitted bolts will be installed.

Here's a video showing the Hanna riveter at work, with Rick Sisson operating the Hanna and Jeff Schumaker assisting.

We are pleased to report that the 2022 Build 11 Project fundraising has reached the 85% mark. We’re less than $11,000 from our goal of $70,000. Have you made your contribution at Build11.org yet?
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #526 on: November 12, 2022, 09:44:25 PM »
Build Locomotive #11: November Update!

Fitted bolts was the name of the game for the work session held Nov. 2-3. Gordon Cook made the bolts, and he and Rick Sisson were able to install five bolts in the frame. These special bolts are necessary to protect cast-iron components from potential damage during the riveting process.

On Tuesday, Gordon and Jason took the cylinder half-saddle castings to Mountain Machine Works in Auburn, Me. This firm has the capabilities to machine the mating surfaces between the two castings, plane the valve faces and bore the cylinders. In addition, the large rear frame casting will be taken to Mountain Machine for final machining. We expect these pieces to return to Sheepscot early in 2023.

Over the next several months, the pedestal binders and cross frame braces will be made. When the parts are returned from Mountain Machine, the three major frame components and the cylinders will be united into a single unit to support the rest of the locomotive.


Gordon cook carefully hammers a fitted bolt home. At the left side of the photo, two completed fitted bolts are circled. Photo by Rick Sisson.

On the fundraising front, we are just $2846 short of the overall goal for the year of $70,000. We're grateful for your continued interest and support.

We’ll start a new round of fundraising for No. 11 on January 11, 2023 with a goal of $50,000. To all the folks who have contributed to the Build 11 Project over these past years, we thank you. Thank you for sticking with us as we strive to make this happen. We’ve raised three-quarters of the final goal of $350,000, and at every work session, No. 11 becomes more of a reality.
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #527 on: November 12, 2022, 10:31:19 PM »
And just like that, now we're only $2,777 from the goal!

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« Reply #528 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 #529 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 #530 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 #531 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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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #532 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 #533 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 #534 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
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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #535 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 #536 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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« Reply #537 on: December 13, 2022, 10:33:04 AM »
So, no nut on the other end?

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Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #538 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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« Reply #539 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.