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Ira Schreiber

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #495 on: April 23, 2015, 03:43:17 PM »
Beautiful. Nice work, Eric.

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« Reply #496 on: May 03, 2015, 09:53:25 PM »
I've been out of circulation for a while, back surgery, which had a good outcome.  I'm back from 5 months volunteer work at Puffing Billy.  While I was there I lapped in several whistle valve seats.  But it occurs to me the #9 whistle in going to sound very much like the whistles on Na's at Puff.  I hope it is not as high pitched as the Garratt, (G42) which has, as you might expect, a distinctly British sound....

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« Reply #497 on: June 17, 2015, 11:08:53 AM »
When all this fine work is done, and #9 is operational, do you have any kind of documentary (dvd or such) that shows the start to finish rebuild? I'm thinking of something that could be sold to visitors and others to generate income for the railway.
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« Reply #498 on: June 17, 2015, 11:43:17 AM »
I would think that interest in this story would go way out - like to the rest of the rail preservation world!

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« Reply #499 on: June 17, 2015, 12:30:28 PM »
Nothing as of yet - but Stephen Hussar has been taking pictures and filming the work on it for many years.  All this can be incorporated into a restoration DVD.  I would think the DVD unlikely to come out in 2015.

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« Reply #500 on: June 17, 2015, 05:20:27 PM »
Something like that would be a powerful fund raising tool for 11. Showing that the group is able to take a locomotive from a pile of parts to completion would instill confidence in donors that funds provided towards 11 would not be wasted and would further give a rough idea of timelines on projects of this magnitude.

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« Reply #501 on: June 19, 2015, 08:01:12 AM »
Very nice work done by Jonathan St. Mary - a replica oiler that matches one from #8!

All of the comments on RyPN concerning how to paint the cab...  I feel the use of varnish outer coats give a depth to the finish, similar to the glass on a mirror.  The layers of varnish also protect the paint and lettering from some of the scratches that will occur during use of the locomotive.  Just my two cents' worth.

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« Reply #502 on: July 04, 2015, 07:24:41 PM »
Friday I was at the Museum and Zack mentioned that he had seen the jacket sheets in the back of Jason's truck, after they had been polished.  He said they looked just like chrome.  If we wanted to skip the blueing we could have a chrome engine.

I guessing Jason arrives in Cleveland on Monday, and a few hours later will have fully treated jacket sheets.  I'm looking forward to some pictures.

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« Reply #503 on: July 07, 2015, 08:41:52 PM »
Today our jacket sheets got the oxide treatment.  I know because I got the statement  ;)  Still looking forward to pictures.

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« Reply #504 on: July 07, 2015, 09:36:37 PM »
Here is the teaser pic from Jason.

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« Reply #505 on: July 08, 2015, 07:13:33 AM »
That is purdy. Too bad to get it all dirty with soot.
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« Reply #506 on: July 08, 2015, 07:39:35 AM »
Is there any thought that when #10 is due for heavy shopping that we would want to redo the jacketing to match #9?
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« Reply #507 on: July 08, 2015, 11:20:02 AM »
Wow!  We put in a good effort ourselves but we never would have been able to achieve those results.  Having it done by folks with the right tools was the right choice.

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« Reply #508 on: July 08, 2015, 09:03:16 PM »
Charter with #9 on Sept 12th!

I just got an email from the Mass Bay RRE annoucing a charter with #9 on Sat, Sept 12th. Looks like the race to completion is on! 
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« Reply #509 on: July 08, 2015, 10:40:25 PM »
Looks like the engine crew will have to wear sunglasses!!