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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #405 on: November 27, 2014, 01:32:31 AM »
Whistle video.

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« Reply #406 on: November 28, 2014, 12:40:39 AM »
I can't get it to open.  :-\

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« Reply #407 on: November 28, 2014, 07:06:24 AM »
So beautiful seeing her come alive.
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« Reply #408 on: November 28, 2014, 11:12:33 AM »
I can't get it to open.  :-\
I right-clicked and chose "Open link in new tab." That worked.

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« Reply #409 on: November 28, 2014, 09:10:51 PM »
Another awesome milestone, noteworthy enough to make me edit the thank you letters. Great work by all involved. And, we made the preservation news in the most recent (January 2015) Trains Magazine.
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« Reply #410 on: November 29, 2014, 09:25:47 AM »
Is there sound with the whistle video? I can open it and have adjusted the sound icons, but nothing.  Great pics and great news that the reconstruction is moving along so well.

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« Reply #411 on: November 29, 2014, 10:51:47 AM »
There is sound and it was working when I just clicked on the video.
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #412 on: November 29, 2014, 11:06:42 AM »


For Jason,
 Is the whistle in the video the new whistle that was just cast for #9 ?
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« Reply #413 on: November 29, 2014, 11:44:25 AM »
Hey Dwight,

For once- I actually have the "inside scoop", despite my proximity. Jason and I had planned for the bell to be cast horizontally in the mold, and designed a pattern with a balanced core as such. It was cast a few weeks ago, but the metal was cooling too quickly to allow for the casting to form without large voids. So Gordon talked with the foundry, and they wanted to have the pattern modified so that the bell would be cast vertically, along with some changes made to the core box design. Gordon then kindly sent the patterns back to Texas, where I finished making/modifying all of the wooden bits yesterday. And I've go one foot out the door to go cast the plaster core boxes today. We'll try and get the patterns and core boxes back up to the foundry as soon as we can.

Congratulations to everyone involved with #9's restoration and steam testing. It was a wonderful bit of news to compliment Thanksgiving this week.
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« Reply #414 on: November 29, 2014, 02:08:30 PM »
Two different whistles were tried during the steam-up. The first one had an issue with the lever, making it very difficult to blow. I don't think we had used this first whistle before and I don't recall anyone relaying its origin.

The second whistle was the one that #10 wore briefly a few months ago. It is just as loud and shrill on #9 as it was on #10.

Neither whistle is unique to #9; and as Alan noted, neither whistle is the one #9 will wear when she re-enters service on the WW&F.
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #415 on: December 02, 2014, 12:03:38 AM »
Number 9 was fired up today for more testing and to supply steam to clean Number 10's tubes.











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« Reply #416 on: December 02, 2014, 12:17:25 AM »
Wow! The yard is sure looking BUSY these days... :D

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« Reply #417 on: December 02, 2014, 12:52:32 AM »
The second picture in the series certainly shows a big difference in boiler diameters between 9 and 10.

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« Reply #418 on: December 02, 2014, 10:46:58 AM »
John;
Agreed! I just stared at the second picture. I hadn't seen them side by side before. Walking by them in the machine shop just doesn't give you the perspective that Brendan's photo does.
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« Reply #419 on: December 02, 2014, 11:27:57 AM »
Walking by them in the machine shop just doesn't give you the perspective that Brendan's photo does.

You'll notice it more once 9's put together. All of a sudden you won't be able to squeeze by places that 9's parked that you would with 10.

We get that all the time in the shop down in Portland when we switch 4 and 7 around. There's a lot less space between the engine and the work bench when 7's in that part of the shop.

The second picture in the series certainly shows a big difference in boiler diameters between 9 and 10.

Keep in mind there's also a little bit of forced perspective going on in that 2nd photo that the 1st one helps to detail. 10's on a lower track and parked further away, so it'll appear smaller. The Lord of the Rings movies used this sort of image trickery to make the actors playing the hobbits look even smaller than they were whenever they had to be on screen with "larger" individuals. The Three Stooges used it to great comedic effect, too, when they stuffed Curly and Larry into undersized/oversized clothes to make them look larger/smaller than they actually were.
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