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« Reply #345 on: March 01, 2014, 07:17:35 PM »
So thence, henforth, #9 would forevermore be known as "Old Sparky"? :D

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« Reply #346 on: March 10, 2014, 05:24:52 PM »
No. 9 photo updates from 3/9/14. Jason will be along with the commentary.

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« Reply #347 on: March 10, 2014, 08:37:45 PM »

Pics 1-3 show the meticulous boiler jacket template that Wes Carpenter has been working on.  A fine job worthy of commemorating with reproduction Russia Iron.  After the templates are done, they'll be traced onto the iron sheets, which will then be test fit, polished, and treated.

Pics 4-7 show some backhead trim work, including installation of the gauge cock trough.  Eric Schade did this work, including some fine forgery for the mounting system.

8-11 show the retaining system for the rear boiler jacket standoff made by Leon.  It is mounted to the water glass mount (which is in turn bolted to te boiler) at the top, and to the boiler expansion mounts at the bottom.  This work was also done by Eric.  

Pic 12 shows the last of 7 jacket standoff rings made by Leon.  These have been a slow, tedious project for which only Leon is suited.  This one is mid-fit-up.  

13-14 show the firedoor finish work- started by Bill Fortier and wrapped up by Eric.  Note the forged hinge pin head and reworked (but original) handle which no longer can strike the water glass drain.  Bill is currently working on a pattern for a fire door liner , which will be out of sight but is necessary.

15 is a close up of an ashpan door handle forged by Eric.  I showed him the Portland Company drawing, and some stock, and said can you make this?  This was the result- unassisted.  I should have had Brendan take a pic of the drawing too...  I love details like this- not functionally necessary but a fitting tribute to the way this machine was put together the first time.

16 shows the other ashpan door handle, which is original.  17 shows the jacket standoff bottom mounting bracket.

Zack and crew have been given the green light to deck, after which Marcel and Galo will have a green light to cabify!

Our main focus lately has been side rods- Jonathan, Eric and I all tackling that task.  JB has been doing some prep work on some cylinder cock parts, and has been helping prep no 10 for the season.  Joe Fox has been in helping on no 10 (weekend crew), while Jonathan carried some of that no 10 work further today.  I got to order new parts!

Busy shop of late...

Jason
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« Reply #348 on: March 11, 2014, 02:57:59 PM »
What a tremendous tribute to the mechanical talents of the members of the museum crew. Great job!

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« Reply #349 on: March 24, 2014, 10:05:14 PM »
Number 9 pics from 3/22/14. Jason will add the commentary later.

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« Reply #350 on: March 25, 2014, 01:34:37 PM »
Hello,

Pics 1-4 show the new brake beam Zack made for the front of the truck- the back one was retained.  They were substantially different in design anyway- and the front one as we found it held the brake shoes to an improper alignment.  

Pic 5 shows Zack in the beginning stages of decking.  The two original outer deck planks will be retained- while all the center ones will be replaced with oak.  The brake beam needed to be done first.

Pic 6 shows the cylinder jacket template made up by Wes.

Remaining pics show running board brackets on smokebox fitted up by Steve Piwowarski.  These represent our long and winding smokebox saga.  At first we thought we'd reuse the original.  After having Ed G remove it from the old boiler we found it down to about 1/8" thick almost half way up, and changed our minds.  Upon having a new one made, there was some debate on reproducing some of the original patches.  We decided to skip them- choosing to reproduce only the liner which is necessary for stiffness.  Later, when applying parts such as these running board brackets, we found that some of those patches were necessary for fit up.  In the photos you can see the bracket on one side is shaped to fit over the step created by the edge of the liner, while the other side wants no step.  On that side you can see the "patch" we subsequently decided to reproduce so that this bracket, and the smokebox braces (similarly custom shaped for a patch on one side only) can sit.

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« Reply #351 on: April 03, 2014, 10:50:19 PM »
Photo update from 3/31/14.

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« Reply #352 on: April 05, 2014, 07:18:25 AM »
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #353 on: April 05, 2014, 08:17:49 PM »
New Decking





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« Reply #354 on: April 06, 2014, 12:01:34 AM »
Woodworkers of W.W.& F. great job on oak floor just looks ready for the cab.    Fred L. Kuhns

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« Reply #355 on: April 06, 2014, 10:34:40 AM »
will metal cover it or does the coal get shoveled off the wood?

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« Reply #356 on: April 06, 2014, 11:51:32 AM »
A steel floor goes in the cab.

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« Reply #357 on: April 06, 2014, 04:35:42 PM »
Was the original deck oak as well?

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« Reply #358 on: April 07, 2014, 06:27:47 AM »
Gentlemen, this looks awesome!! Philip, some of this decking is original, Stewart can describe better than I...

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« Reply #359 on: April 07, 2014, 04:35:49 PM »
The Portland Company spec'd oak decking in some of it's plans.  Number 9 had ash decking when we brought it back to Maine in 1995. We believe that some (or most) of the wood was not the original from 1891, due to rot and damage from accidents.  The wood under the tank was in bad shape so the only pieces we were able to re-use were the outer/edge planks.  The edge planks are important because they are the most visible, are mortised for the cab verticles and drilled for the tension rods.  The edge planks were restored by removing some of the paint, light sanding and the application of linseed oil.  They will be painted black to match the cab and tender tank.

The next step is to cut holes for the two tank sumps (one on each side), the ashpan door lever and the blow down valve control.   
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