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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #375 on: September 18, 2021, 09:10:35 PM »
Coach 9 truck pedestals were getting some attention in the machine shop. Alan and his father Harold are discussing what Alan just milled on the little mill while Nicole is talking with Scott while she tends to the end mill



I returned hours later and they are stll at it. Alan jumped onto the larger Mill and was cleaning up the side of the pedestal. Nicole is in the background making an adjustment to the end mill.



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #376 on: September 19, 2021, 09:43:19 AM »
Yesterday was either a first, or a very rare moment for the WW&F shop- in which we had both large mills working at the same time! Nicole has been a great addition to the shop and we've been thrilled to have her help. The coach pedestals are fairly simple parts, but with 9 to do (we ended up with a spare casting which we'll machine to completion), any step takes a while to work through the lot. Nicole and I came up with a good system to break this job up into a "production" system to kick parts back and forth between each machine, doing one operation at a time. For this instance, changing out workpieces instead of tools let us tag team the work and really keep things moving. Most of the operations are pretty simple, but there's a lot of different steps to these parts. Over the next few Saturdays we should be able to finish them up.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #377 on: September 23, 2021, 09:26:28 AM »
Damn this looks NICE. Beautiful work. Great pictures. Wow.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #378 on: November 11, 2021, 06:13:49 PM »
Eric has been working on the roof sheathing.



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #379 on: November 13, 2021, 09:49:31 AM »
NIce work. What is the material used for the sheathing?

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #380 on: November 13, 2021, 10:29:27 AM »
There is an interesting snippet related to the metal roof installation at the NGDF thread on #9. Here is a screen image:




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https://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,414443,430359#msg-430359


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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #381 on: November 13, 2021, 01:29:15 PM »
I notice that the propulsion fan has already been installed on the roof. I wonder what the planned forward speed will be and whether the car can operate in reverse.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #382 on: November 13, 2021, 08:23:19 PM »
Eric is using a propane fired soldering iron to solder the roof joints. There was a lot of experiments with different soldering devices and the propane fired iron one out.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #383 on: November 14, 2021, 10:49:55 AM »
I notice that the propulsion fan has already been installed on the roof. I wonder what the planned forward speed will be and whether the car can operate in reverse.

Five mph (with a strong tail wind), -5 mph into a strong headwind, which I guess would be reverse. :o

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