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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #105 on: December 29, 2019, 01:11:27 AM »
Do the hold downs go through timber or just through the deck?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2019, 09:37:32 AM »
So what is left to be done with the tank car, other than lettering?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #107 on: December 29, 2019, 10:26:08 AM »
The center tie down (wraps around the dome) needs to be put back on, along with the hand rails down the side. And the tag on the brake wheel says "no brake shoes", so maybe some of them too.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #108 on: December 29, 2019, 10:33:13 AM »
The end tie downs go through the deck and a spreader underneath which divides the load across the center and intermediate sills.

We need to forge new brake shoe keys, install them and the shoes, and the brake system is done.

There’s some plumbing which we’ll do in the spring since it doesn’t need to carry water for the winter charters.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #109 on: December 29, 2019, 12:55:18 PM »
Thanks Jason

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #110 on: December 29, 2019, 03:28:41 PM »
The deck, although pressure treated,  needs some color, looks unfinished.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2019, 03:46:19 PM »
It will weather soon enough.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2019, 04:13:32 PM »
I'd like to know when we will start work on our own tank car.  I so enjoyed working with Zack on this project during FWW, I am really looking forward to the next one.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #113 on: December 29, 2019, 06:54:30 PM »
 Will "STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK" be re-lettered?
Didn't know until a couple years ago (and I grew up there) what abbrevation "SOCONY" stood for.  ;D
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2019, 07:33:30 PM »
Yes. The car will be lettered for SCONY. That part of the restoration is being handled by the car's owner, Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2019, 10:14:43 PM »
As for the other tank car, there seem to be quite a few other projects ahead of it.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #116 on: December 29, 2019, 10:37:30 PM »
Paul, SOCONY stands for Standard Oil Company Of New York

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #117 on: December 30, 2019, 12:05:45 PM »
Yes, Dwight. That's what I stated. Just found that out recently.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #118 on: January 07, 2020, 10:36:15 PM »
The tank car is finished except for the lettering.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2020, 12:17:24 AM »
Mighty fine piece of workmanship. Congratulations to all who took part!