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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #600 on: October 15, 2015, 07:14:36 AM »
We'll likely bring the ladder up beyond the top of the fence a bit, and curve it around the back side of the fence.  There, we can use either a couple custom screw clamps or two metal wedges to secure the ladder.

Guess that's high on the list...

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« Reply #601 on: October 16, 2015, 01:16:39 AM »
If you can't do what they did - do what they would have done.

Alternately 2 self-contained LED lights clamped to the ladder ONLY when they are needed
might be an option.

If I read you right - other 2' locos had back up lights but #9 did not.

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« Reply #602 on: October 16, 2015, 12:08:52 PM »
Jason...by "fence" I'm assuming you mean the vertical  extensions above the tender tank deck.
Centering a permanent backup light sounds best.
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« Reply #603 on: October 16, 2015, 10:32:58 PM »
putting to tank in just the right spot and then laying the cab roof over it was really heart racing and i hated the moments when i hear creaking from the people putting the cab in to postion. the tank went in almost like a glove.with a few minor slides to get it in place.
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« Reply #604 on: October 17, 2015, 04:26:41 PM »
i hated the moments when i hear creaking from the people

People creak a lot when they get older. 

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« Reply #605 on: October 17, 2015, 05:18:57 PM »
I can vouch for that!

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« Reply #606 on: October 17, 2015, 05:36:12 PM »
Me, too!
Don't ask me. I only cut the grass. Oops, I don't even do that anymore.

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« Reply #607 on: October 17, 2015, 10:29:54 PM »
Me three.

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« Reply #608 on: October 17, 2015, 11:04:09 PM »
I think Indiana Jones said it best: "It's not the years, it's the milage:-\

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« Reply #609 on: October 24, 2015, 06:51:44 PM »
Note that this thread has gotten over 70,000 views.  That's an indication of the level of interest in the locomotive.

The vacuum brake pots have been installed on the engine.  There are two.  One on each side of the cab, mounted below the front doors.  Photos will be posted here and on facebook.

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« Reply #610 on: October 25, 2015, 12:28:16 AM »
As happens when  main projects near conclusion, diverse tasks continue...extending the woods spur, ripping car barn batten pieces, replacing 9's running boards, section house flooring and door installs, ballasting car barn approach track, drilling out fish plates, building flatcar loading ramps for equipment transport, fixing Kubota's engine, examining 67's rebuild needs,  and I'm sure, others.

A  coordinated effort  propelled by lots of energy, skill and commitment.
And I'm sure your large internet audience cheers you on nonstop.
Well done.  :D
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« Reply #611 on: October 25, 2015, 07:58:31 AM »
We had visitors from Canada yesterday.  They stayed for over an hour, touring the shop and riding the train.  I showed them the new car barn and one fellow said "I've been watching the progress on facebook".  The updates on-line help get information to people and we hope they visit.  That is our goal because the internet is fine but there's nothing like seeing the railroad in person.

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« Reply #612 on: October 25, 2015, 09:04:58 AM »
Lest it feel left out, there is a third vacuum pot- under the can deck on the fireman's side; it actuates the tender truck brakes.  It was installed some time ago.

The 2 that Stewart referred to were added by the WW&F in 1933 when they added driver brakes.

No credit to take away from Stewart's report- I know he knows it's there and just forgot :)

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« Reply #613 on: October 25, 2015, 12:18:48 PM »
Thanks Jason,

I should have said "two newly installed vacuum pots"  I posted a photo of the tender truck brake pot a couple of months ago.

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« Reply #614 on: November 06, 2015, 06:25:24 PM »
The running boards and cab grabs got primer paint today.  Top of the running boards should get primer tomorrow and the grab irons may get their top coat so they can be bolted back on the cab.