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Brendan Barry

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2019, 03:55:25 PM »
Paint work started this afternoon.



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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2019, 03:58:30 PM »
I hope Stewart remembers to put the lettering stencils on upside-down.
What–me worry?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »
The car has been flipped upright and placed on it's trucks. Zack also put all the stake pockets back on.









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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2019, 08:13:46 AM »
This has been a fairly quick rebuild.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2019, 08:31:39 AM »
It appears the brake beams were body-mounted?  Nice rebuild!

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2019, 02:24:14 PM »
Where is the brake equipment?
This is now a flatcar?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2019, 03:37:35 PM »
The tank has to be scraped and painted. I think MNG people are doing that. They may have it sand blasted.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2019, 08:13:46 PM »
Now that the new flat car for the #14 tank is well along; has the tank been inspected to see what it needs for repairs?

It would be very useful as a fire suppression car; rather than just a display. In any case the tank needs to be painted top to bottom.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2019, 10:19:12 AM »
The decking is complete and the car is in primer.





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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 31, 2019, 11:34:36 AM »
Fred...sandblasting is such  quick, easy, thorough metal painting prep, right?  Have used it at C&TS, 2926 on smaller jobs.

Surprised WW&F doesn't use it more?

Once bought a handheld nozzle/small reservoir unit at Harbor Freight for $15.
Just add air hose, sand or slag, or ground nut shells, and spray. 
Fast and very slick. ;)
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2019, 02:03:20 PM »
One side got lettered this morning.



The timber with the rounded ends is the end timber for the bunk that holds the tank in place.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #71 on: October 31, 2019, 06:49:23 PM »
WOW, you guys are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2019, 10:00:25 PM »
Paint crew has been busy this week..





And Zack has been working on the saddles.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 23, 2019, 06:02:47 PM »
Fred working on removing the railings from the tank last Thursday.



The railings and tank tie downs stripped from the tank. The ladder was welded to the dome at some point and it was decided to just leave it on the tank for sandblasting.



Jason took a picture of the blasting contractor at work this morning. The contractor is using crushed glass for the blast media.


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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2019, 06:09:11 PM »
Tanks for the pics. That sure does look clean now.
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