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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #765 on: December 08, 2015, 08:40:54 AM »
I spoke with Dale about a month ago- he was very complimentary.  Would like another test day or two and will get back in touch. 

Vacuum brakes put you through the wall with about a 3"/Mg application.  Makes me VERY excited for our Eames Auto system...

Shake down adjustments include brake adjustment, drive box wedge adjustment, electrical switch replacement, a few steam leaks, and a smattering of other things.

9 has repossessed its second coupler from 10; we have a locomotive coupler body and knuckle, with no lifting pin, we are retrofitting for 10 this week.

Did I forget any questions?

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« Reply #766 on: December 08, 2015, 09:48:10 AM »
Hi Jason,

Looks like you covered all of my questions, many thanks!  I, too, look forward to working on equipping the cars with vacuum brakes, too.

Great job on bringing #9 back to life!

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #767 on: December 08, 2015, 10:24:07 AM »
I have a question....

While moving about the yard, especially slowly in front of Sheepscot station, there was a very noticeable "moan" coming from what appeared to be the engineer's side cylinder. You (Jason) were obviously concerned about it at the time, but apparently decided that it wasn't anything major. I didn't hear the sound later in the day, but that may have been because I was not specifically listening for it.

So... what was the sound? I'm guessing it falls into "drive box wedge adjustment"?
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« Reply #768 on: December 08, 2015, 11:18:28 AM »
No, that was a cylinder moan.  I suspect it was piston on bore, but only because the rear head bearing is still a little tight.  That's part of breaking in.  Lots of oil.  It's not a major problem- I noted that it was possible when I assembled that cylinder last spring.

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« Reply #769 on: December 08, 2015, 06:55:51 PM »
I am simply CRAZY about that single chime whistle!!! I've decided that I want a recording of it played at my funeral, instead of music! (Hopefully that will still be a long way off!!!)


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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #770 on: December 08, 2015, 07:21:34 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion on Eames Vacuum brakes for the rest of the WW&F fleet has been teased out (and merged with a prior topic) at:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2524.0
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #771 on: December 08, 2015, 08:45:57 PM »
No, that was a cylinder moan.  I suspect it was piston on bore, but only because the rear head bearing is still a little tight.  That's part of breaking in.  Lots of oil.  It's not a major problem- I noted that it was possible when I assembled that cylinder last spring.

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I'm guessing that 9 was "speaking" to us as best she could....
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« Reply #772 on: December 08, 2015, 09:46:17 PM »
No, that was a cylinder moan.  I suspect it was piston on bore, but only because the rear head bearing is still a little tight.  That's part of breaking in.  Lots of oil.  It's not a major problem- I noted that it was possible when I assembled that cylinder last spring.

Jason

I'm guessing that 9 was "speaking" to us as best she could....
If you had been awakened after an 82 year nap you would moan and groan a bit from stiff joints!
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #773 on: December 08, 2015, 09:48:55 PM »
On some of the other forums there are some people claiming that they steamed up #9 in Connecticut during the 1960s.  I find this hard to believe.  If memory serves, 9 didn't come with any injectors or anything that would allow people to put additional water in the boiler, or see how much water is in the boiler, or safety valves for that matter. 

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #774 on: December 08, 2015, 10:44:35 PM »
A visitor five or ten years ago told me that he was a young neighbor of Alice's -, and that they did in fact steam up #9 - have no idea whether he was speaking the truth.
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« Reply #775 on: December 08, 2015, 11:25:25 PM »
Was there ever any track laid on the Ramsdell farm, apart from what was in the barn?

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« Reply #776 on: December 08, 2015, 11:47:56 PM »
Photo of #9 was shown tonight on Portland's TV channel 8 at end of 6PM news.
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« Reply #777 on: December 09, 2015, 01:51:31 AM »
I visited Alice in early 60s and there was no track outside the barn that I remember.
if it was steamed up it did not move.

There is a "Trains" (in the 90's?) article about a couple of young fellows from NJ(?) that lifted #9 from the
dirt - rolled it out and back in the barn over a Labor Day Weekend. Have the Magazine but it is extremely buried.

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Another site said moved in 80s - Tempus Fugit
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« Reply #778 on: December 09, 2015, 02:21:02 AM »
There is a "Trains" (in the 90's?) article about a couple of young fellows from NJ(?) that lifted #9 from the
dirt - rolled it out and back in the barn over a Labor Day Weekend. Have the Magazine but it is extremely buried.

It's the August 1983 issue of Trains.

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« Reply #779 on: December 09, 2015, 07:40:37 AM »
Dwight, quite possibly my photo, as I submitted it to their U-local photo page..
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