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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #90 on: November 26, 2019, 01:03:02 PM »
The add-ons were plugged, then we removed the plugs to get them onto the car.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2019, 11:47:47 PM »
A photo today of Zack Wyllie shaping a timber in shop bay 2 to hold the tank in place on car No. 14, which can be seen in the background.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2019, 03:31:35 PM »
Later last Saturday Fred applied the first coat of wood preserver to the two long beams. Will apply a second coat during the week. The long beams will be put on flat car after the tank is painted and mounted.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2019, 07:24:51 PM »
Wes Heinz came up from Portland and put the first coat of paint on the tank today. Wes took before and after pictures.



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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 02, 2019, 09:46:46 PM »
Wes,

That really looks good!
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2019, 10:02:44 PM »
Tops!
Will the Socony lettering be re-applied?
Will the car have a useful function, fire control, etc?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 02, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
Was the tank lifted off the car to enable painting?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2019, 08:03:42 PM »
Some more pictures from today. Wes Heinz and Catherine Geren came up from Portland and finshed painting the tank.





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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2019, 08:18:18 PM »
Looks like Fred (and Al) has been busy too with the Copper Napth.. Really looking good..
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #99 on: December 03, 2019, 08:40:08 PM »
Will there be any special preparation or precautions taken when the lettering paint is applied, to ensure that it adheres to the galvanized finish?  Does the manufacturer of the galvanizing compound make a compatible paint for this purpose? 

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 03, 2019, 10:25:08 PM »
Congratulations to all who painted! The utter lack of dribbles, splatters etc. amazes me. Wonderful end result!

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2019, 12:19:06 AM »
Still unclear to me how they painted the underside....just curious

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 04, 2019, 01:43:56 AM »
Still unclear to me how they painted the underside....just curious

I suspect the answer is similar to what Brendan posted earlier in this thread ...
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 #103 on: December 04, 2019, 11:49:26 AM »
Great work. Any idea when the lettering will be done?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 28, 2019, 08:11:47 PM »
Zack continues on the Tank Car, bolting everything down. Looks like a few more details and he will be done.







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