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 Post subject: ASR - Reading T-1 2100 2016 Roundhouse Report July 9, 2016
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:28 pm 

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Sorry for the long delay since our last roundhouse report! July has been a busy and productive month for ASR in getting 2100 ready for service. On July 9, the following volunteers were in attendance at the West 3rd St. roundhouse:

● Gordon Hartschuh
● Greg Brown
● Tom Gross
● Eric Kapusta
● Forrest Nace
● Paul Volosyn

The team made excellent progress toward closing up the boiler for initial hydro testing. Washout plug caps have been painted and gaskets installed. All but four of the washout plugs were lapped and caps installed. Measurements were verified for ordering cover plates and flange covers for the blowdown port and dry pipe. Gaskets were made for the dry pipe and other bolt on castings. Bolts, washers, and nuts are on order for securing flanges and covers. UT readings continued , the siphon tubes in the firebox are now completed. All that remains to complete the firebox is the crown sheet. A birthday party was being held at Midwest and Forrest gave a quick tour of locomotive 2100 to the party goers. The boiler check valves need to be inspected to see if lapping if necessary and will do so as soon as time permits.

The following tasks are planned for the upcoming work sessions in July including:
● Install the cover plate on the dry pipe
● Seal the steam dome with a new copper gasket
● Finish install of the four remaining washout plugs with new gaskets
● Build a test air fill port assembly for the blowdown flange
● Build a water fill port assembly to connect a hose to a fire hydrant to fill the boiler with water
● Complete an initial air test and fix all detected leaks
● Complete a hydrostatic test and fix all detected leaks
● Remove red 3M adhesive reflective material from side skirts

Stay tuned to RYPN for our next roundhouse report in a few days.


Rob Gardner
On behalf of Gordon Hartschuh
ASR Roundhouse Foreman

File comment: Measuring for new gasket
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File comment: Here, Paul Volosyn, installs and tightens a washout plug with a new gasket in place.
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