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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2019, 07:15:13 PM »
Photos of moving and mounting the tank.

Moving it with the forklift:


It took a while, and some repositioning, but the tank is down on the car:


Dave is happy.


A tank and a car:


Coming off the siding to the mainline:


The top and underside get blasted on Monday.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2019, 07:29:53 PM »
That's one tall brake wheel stand on 14.

Great progress--thanks for the photos.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2019, 08:29:36 PM »
Tall brake shaft so Dave doesn’t have to lean over so far...

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2019, 08:38:06 PM »
Tall brake shaft so Dave doesn’t have to lean over so far...
Yes, but now can you reach it, Jason?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2019, 08:38:49 PM »
Why the heavy beams across the car at either end?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2019, 08:42:55 PM »
How will the underside get painted??

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2019, 10:12:09 PM »
Why the heavy beams across the car at either end?

The tank sits inside a box of heavy timbers that keep the tank in place. The end timbers are just sitting on the flatcar. The two long timbers that run down the sides of the tank are inside the shop.

How will the underside get painted??

The tank has to come back outside and be lifted off the flatcar Monday so the blasting can be completed. After the blasting is completed the plan is to bring the tank back in the shop on the flatcar and lift the tank off with the overhead cranes. The flatcar can then go back outside and the tank can be painted.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2019, 10:16:05 PM »
Has sandblasting so far uncovered any areas where metal repair is going to be required?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2019, 11:23:21 AM »
Great photos. I take it that the underside will be blasted on Monday? Who will be painting the tank?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2019, 11:38:17 AM »
Great photos. I take it that the underside will be blasted on Monday? Who will be painting the tank?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #85 on: November 25, 2019, 12:38:17 PM »
When 2926 got 'blasted, we used crushed mill slag. I kept the oil drum reservoir filled.
Damn heavy stuff, sure the glass was, too.
Dust bothered the commercial neighbors.

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Thanks for great photos.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2019, 06:40:00 PM »
Paint removal was completed today and the tank is back inside the shop.

Stewart Rhines picture of the tank rolled over to blast the bottom and top of the dome. Edaville must have patched the bottom of the tank at some point and stripped all the paint off of the tank. The first layer of paint was a red primer followed by Edaville bright red, black, another layer of primer and then the silver paint.



Back inside the shop. The tank should be painted early next week.



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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 25, 2019, 11:43:52 PM »
What are the three rods sticking out of the bottom of the tank?  additional mounting hardware?

Also, will the straps that were over the tank and simply bolted through the floor deck only be reinstalled?  will we put some sort of enforcement beams under the floor to spread the load?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2019, 05:26:57 AM »
The one in the center was probably the original drain for the tank. That would have connected to a pump in Bridgton to pump the oil into the storage tanks.

The other two pipes are suspected add ons when Edaville use the tank as a weed sprayer.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2019, 11:37:24 AM »
will these add-on pipes be removed and plugged? will a new valve be mounted on the main pipe?
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