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Dwight Winkley

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #645 on: November 24, 2015, 12:09:53 PM »
Carl, The engineer's hand rail is turned with a handle inside the cab to open and close the cylinder valves.
In the photo Stewart refers to, you can see a short arm coming off the fount of the hand rail and the curved steel rod that goes down behind the running board to the valves.
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« Reply #646 on: November 24, 2015, 03:32:20 PM »
Quote from: Carl Soderstrom
Will the head lamp be wired as in this photo on FB?
Using the handrail as conduit?

Is this why there is only 1 handrail end finial?

For those without Facebook (and reference here) the photo in question:


Carl brings up a good point... you can clearly see a wire running from the headlight to the handrail. I don't see the turbine, though. I guess this could explain the missing end finial on the fireman's side. Obviously, this configuration predates the current electric headlight.
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« Reply #647 on: November 24, 2015, 05:00:59 PM »
I don't believe that is a wire. I think it is a hose for acetylene. That is an acetylene head lamp.
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« Reply #648 on: November 24, 2015, 09:09:02 PM »
Ed, that's the wrong photo from facebook. That shows the fireman's side. I was talking about the 4th photo on facebook. Photo of engineer's side taken from beside the smokebox.
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #649 on: November 24, 2015, 09:20:13 PM »
The photo Dwight is referring to (I think)...

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #650 on: November 24, 2015, 09:23:42 PM »
Ed, I think you are right.

So the attachment to the smokebox which has the rod going down behind the running board is the cylinder cock valve rod.  It is the handlebar on the engineer's side.  It connects to a lever in the cab.

The pipe below it is conduit for electrical, going to the headlight (out of sight on the right), and you can see where it comes off the generator between the two domes.

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« Reply #651 on: November 24, 2015, 09:39:36 PM »
There's so many levers, you just pick one and pull on it, then hope what you wanted to happen happens.  Usually works out ok...

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« Reply #652 on: November 24, 2015, 11:06:54 PM »
And if'n it don't, ya just go to Plan B, then Plan C……... ::)

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« Reply #653 on: November 24, 2015, 11:24:14 PM »
Number 9 was lettered today with palladium leaf by a local sign painter. Palladium leaf is used instead of silver or aluminum because palladium doesn't tarnish over time.

Lettering after being traced off the stencil.



9 on the fireman's side of the cab with the size applied before the leaf is put on. The size is the glue the leaf adheres to.



Leaf being applied on the tank.



Finished product.







Eric made the tank ladder today. The original ladder was centered on the tank but we are putting a headlight in that spot using the original ladder mounting holes. The new ladder curves over the tank and bolts onto the tank access hatch.



Doors and windows are being installed in the cab. The running boards are all on and were painted after the pictures were taken.







The new oiler was fitted in the cab and oil lines were run down to the frame.





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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #654 on: November 25, 2015, 01:52:41 AM »
I was referring to the old picture -
But it is good to see the new picture-

And yes, since no generator (unless the lamp was converted to battery) it most
likely would connect to a Prest-o-lite acetylene  tank in the cab.
I was still selling Prest-o-lite to plumbers in the 70s - and I see they are still available.

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« Reply #655 on: November 25, 2015, 02:54:50 AM »
Outstanding!
9 is now an official locomotive.
Finish-work on a project is always satisfying, exciting.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2015, 05:40:49 PM by Paul Uhland »
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« Reply #656 on: November 25, 2015, 03:32:17 PM »
Great ladder Eric, am sure the engine crews would like you to make another one for #10.
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« Reply #657 on: November 25, 2015, 04:43:31 PM »
I can't WAIT for the official, out-in-the-sun, unveiling!!!

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #658 on: November 25, 2015, 04:46:56 PM »
Is the new lettering going to receive a clear coat over the top?
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« Reply #659 on: November 25, 2015, 05:42:43 PM »
Two more coats of varnish on everything, including the lettering.  That's been the plan...

See ya
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