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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:02 am 

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softwerkslex wrote:
In the second picture of the smokebox front, are those air compressor mounts hinges to swing the compressor out? Why would you do that?


You mean putting the compressors on the smokebox front....?

Or the hinges in general...?


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:40 pm 

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softwerkslex wrote:
In the second picture of the smokebox front, are those air compressor mounts hinges to swing the compressor out? Why would you do that?

So you can take off the whole smoke box front to access the front end.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 pm 

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Once you’ve disconnected all the plumbing, it seems just lifting them off would be a small job.

For that matter, why not just hinge the whole front with pumps attached.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 pm 

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softwerkslex wrote:
Once you’ve disconnected all the plumbing, it seems just lifting them off would be a small job.

For that matter, why not just hinge the whole front with pumps attached.


Have you ever tried to lift one? :-)

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:35 pm 

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Ever tried to pickup about 600 pounds or so of dead weight that is above your waist and odd shaped. If you can do it then more power to you.


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:29 pm 

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It looks like the bracket on the right side of the boiler swings just the compressor. The bracket on the left side is mounted to the smoke box front so that the bracket is also the hinge for the smoke box front.

My directions are as if you are in the engineers seat looking forward.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 pm 

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Well, we do have cranes in our shop for appliance removal. And an eye bolt screws nicely into the pump top for lifting.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:19 pm 

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softwerkslex wrote:
Well, we do have cranes in our shop for appliance removal. And an eye bolt screws nicely into the pump top for lifting.

Yes....but you then have to set them down somewhere and there is a risk of damage. If they never leave the locomotive the risk is lessened.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:26 am 

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Railbreaker wrote:
It looks like the bracket on the right side of the boiler swings just the compressor. The bracket on the left side is mounted to the smoke box front so that the bracket is also the hinge for the smoke box front.

Ed


This arrangement makes sense as to do smokebox/tube work without removing the pumps by crane.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:21 am 

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Few roundhouse in the US had cranes, certainly not over every stall... US steam was designed to be serviced at 'wild N woolly' facilities.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:06 pm 

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Even more so if you look at photos of the C&O 1300's on the very end branch lines they were purchased to run on. One and two stall buildings far into the hills of coal country.


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:58 am 

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On Friday, September 21, a friend and I visited the shops of the Western Maryland Scenic RR and were quite pleased to see the continuing progress on the 1309. Here are some photos from our visit. Many thanks to the staff at WMSR for their hospitality. I was very encouraged by the progress they're making on this big locomotive and am very much looking forward to seeing it operate in the not too distant future..

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:04 am 

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:44 pm 

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As noted in another post on RyPN: apparently 1309 has been 'first fired' -- presumably this means with appropriate water around the firebox sheets. I haven't seen any reference to a hydro test, or indication in the many photographs immediately above that the boiler is ready for pressure testing, so I look forward to a report on exactly what took place...

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:51 pm 

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It has been Hydro tested at least 2 times that I'm aware of. The latest was done just days before the fire was lit this morning.

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