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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:25 am 

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Plus most NASCAR sponsorship's are one year and and done. A locomotive would be here for ??? years. Plus NASCAR'S following is decreasing every year.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:16 am 

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Many thanks for sharing. RGS 20 is beginning to look like a loco making the turn into the final stretch of its restoration. In the photo of the front of the boiler it looks like tubes are in with some fully rolled.
Will what looks like a new front flu sheet get riveted in before all the tubes are fully installed?

Another observation is that a ring around where the smoke box attaches like a bushing to make up the difference between the diameter of the boiler section and the smoke box?

You can see some shiny new washout plugs. Is the seat for the plugs "inset" with the reinforcing material welded inside the barrel?


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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:56 am 

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Tim, that is not my field of expertise and I hope others will respond. I do have more pictures if I'm told more details need to be seen.

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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:01 am 

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NASCAR gets your name out to the general public but so what? The general public doesn't make freight decisions. Neither do foamers or daisy pickers (with maybe a few potential shippers amidst them) but at least that is about railroading, how big and powerful the machinery is and what it is capable of.

PS: Regarding so-called stock *cough* *cough* car racing. There must be someone out there racing REAL stock cars. I would find that more interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:33 am 

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Many thanks for sharing. RGS 20 is beginning to look like a loco making the turn into the final stretch of its restoration. In the photo of the front of the boiler it looks like tubes are in with some fully rolled.
Will what looks like a new front flu sheet get riveted in before all the tubes are fully installed?

Another observation is that a ring around where the smoke box attaches like a bushing to make up the difference between the diameter of the boiler section and the smoke box?

You can see some shiny new washout plugs. Is the seat for the plugs "inset" with the reinforcing material welded inside the barrel?


The flues are all in, rolled and beaded, ready for the first hydrostatic test. No additional sheet will be added.

You are correct about the bushing.

Those are new washout plugs. No reinforcement is required for holes that size.

Hope to see lots of donations to CRRM to complete this project. Final assembly of a steam locomotive that has had as much done to it as #20 is critical. Many opportunities exist to mess things up unless this process goes very carefully and deliberately.

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 Post subject: Re: RGS 20 and UP 4014
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:16 am 

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Linn, will #20 be returned to Golden once the hydro is done or is SRR going to continue with more work beyond that?

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