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Getting Ready for Final Assembly   Getting Ready for Final Assembly Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Making Spring Hangers   Making Spring Hangers Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Castings   The Castings Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    When we picked up the castings from the foundry we were pleasantly more...


  The Castings Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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The Castings   The Castings Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    The castings included the valve thimble and the two end more...


Casting the Valve Spindle   Casting the Valve Spindle Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    Because the thimble is hollow a separate female pattern was made to form a core piece that creates the hollow through the middle of the more...


Casting the Valve Spindle   Casting the Valve Spindle Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    After several months preparing patterns for the spindle, it's core and the two end pieces they were finally delivered to a foundry in Portland. Here are a couple pictures of the sand more...


Pattern Making   Pattern Making Saturday, February 6, 2016
    And another picture of the pattern being turned on the more...


Pattern Making   Pattern Making Saturday, February 6, 2016
    The laminated pine blocks were then chucked in a lathe to be turned down to make the pattern for the valve more...


Pattern Making   Pattern Making Saturday, January 30, 2016
    We only have one of the valve spindles and so must have a second one cast. This requires the creation of patterns made of wood so the part can be cast in a sand more...


  We Are Still Peening Saturday, June 13, 2015
    We are getting closer to having all the staybolts peened. It has been a slow and noisy more...


Welding a modification to a little tool   Welding a modification to a little tool Saturday, June 13, 2015
    Still peening the stay bolts... we needed a tool to hold the flexible ball-nuts from turning when we peen over the bolt. Mark made a tool to fit but it would not reach those nuts more...


Welding - without the arc flash   Welding - without the arc flash Saturday, June 13, 2015
    Still peening the stay bolts... we needed a tool to hold the flexible ball-nuts from turning when we peen over the bolt. Mark made a tool to fit but it would not reach those nuts more...


Peening the Crown Stays   Peening the Crown Stays Saturday, October 11, 2014
    After the crown stays are in place, they must be cut off leaving 1/4 inch of material that is then peened over to form a head similar to a rivet head. A shallow hole is more...


The Crown Stays are Finally In   The Crown Stays are Finally In Friday, October 10, 2014
    Installation of the crown stays took a lot longer than we thought. In fact we broke from the tedium during the summer to assemble the lead truck prior to the open house in more...


Installing Crown Stays   Installing Crown Stays Saturday, March 15, 2014
    The final step in the process is to thread the bolt into the hole. Dave here is using a cheater bar on the socket wrench to turn the staybolt into place. Final torque is more...


Installing Crown Stays   Installing Crown Stays Saturday, March 15, 2014
    We used the Mag Drill setup on a sloped platform to power the reamer cutting each of the tapered holes. We then inserted the tapered tap and turned it by hand, using 1/2 more...


Installing Crown Stays   Installing Crown Stays Saturday, March 15, 2014
    After the hole in the crown of the firebox has been reamed with the tapered reamer it is threaded with a tapered tap. In this picture the tap has been inserted (lead more...


Installing Crown Stays   Installing Crown Stays Saturday, March 15, 2014
    All winter and into the spring we have been installing crown stays in the boiler. As noted previously, the crown stays have tapered threads on the firebox end. This more...


Tapered threads on central crown stays   Tapered threads on central crown stays Saturday, October 26, 2013
    The central rows of crown stays have tapered threads on the firebox end and straight threads in the boiler. We are tapping the tapered threads from inside the firebox and more...


Tapered threads on central crown stays   Tapered threads on central crown stays Saturday, October 26, 2013
    The central rows of crown stays have tapered threads on the firebox end and straight threads in the boiler. We are tapping the tapered threads from inside the firebox and more...


Truing up the drive box cellars   Truing up the drive box cellars Saturday, August 3, 2013
    All of the pins that hold the cellars in the Drive Boxes are pretty badly worn. Thus we are making new pins that are slightly oversize and truing up the holes so that more...


Truing up the drive box cellars   Truing up the drive box cellars Saturday, August 3, 2013
    All of the pins that hold the cellars in the Drive Boxes are pretty badly worn. Thus we are making new pins that are slightly oversize and truing up the holes so that more...


Forging of crown staybolts   Forging of crown staybolts Friday, June 28, 2013
    We have been manufacturing new staybolts for the crown of the firebox in the boiler. The first step was preparation of the dies to be used in the forging. Next we cut lengths of more...


Forging of crown staybolts   Forging of crown staybolts Friday, June 28, 2013
    We have been manufacturing new staybolts for the crown of the firebox in the boiler. The first step was preparation of the dies to be used in the forging. Next we cut lengths of more...


Forging of crown staybolts   Forging of crown staybolts Friday, June 28, 2013
    We have been manufacturing new staybolts for the crown of the firebox in the boiler. The first step was preparation of the dies to be used in the forging. Next we cut lengths of more...


Forging of crown staybolts   Forging of crown staybolts Friday, June 28, 2013
    We have been manufacturing new staybolts for the crown of the firebox in the boiler. The first step was preparation of the dies to be used in the forging. Next we cut lengths of more...


Lead Truck Frame Painted   Lead Truck Frame Painted Saturday, February 23, 2013
    There are always fill-in jobs around the shop to get parts ready for final assembly. We have spent quite a bit of time adjusting the lead truck, fabricating new pins and bushings more...


Lead Truck Frame Painted   Lead Truck Frame Painted Saturday, February 23, 2013
    There are always fill-in jobs around the shop to get parts ready for final assembly. We have spent quite a bit of time adjusting the lead truck, fabricating new pins and bushings more...


Stu and Jim working on Cab Flanges   Stu and Jim working on Cab Flanges Saturday, January 26, 2013
    Stu wields a torch and Jim a grinder as they remove and replace the studs that hold the flanges at the forward edge of the more...


A Busy Shop   A Busy Shop Saturday, January 26, 2013
    The weekend following the spaghetti feed at the Elks saw a significant increase in the number of volunteers in the shop. And all who wanted to get their hands dirty got a chance. Thee more...


Milling the head of the spring   Milling the head of the spring Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Springs and  Staples   Springs and Staples Saturday, January 12, 2013
    Several of the main springs, the spring staples and the pins that holds the staple centered on the spring were worn enough that they had to be reworked. The top of this staple more...


Springs and Staples   Springs and Staples Saturday, January 12, 2013
    Several of the main springs, the spring staples and the pins that holds the staple centered on the spring were worn enough that they had to be reworked. A boss has been welded more...


The Fuel Tank Goes In   The Fuel Tank Goes In Sunday, September 9, 2012
    On September 9th we moved the renovated fuel tank from in front of the shop door and put it in its place on the tender. John borrowed one of the large fork lifts from the more...


The Fuel Tank Goes In   The Fuel Tank Goes In Sunday, September 9, 2012
    Once the fuel tank was in place on the track, Cary Coggins of the Port used the Pettibone crane to lift the tank so the tender could be rolled into position under more...


The Fuel Tank Goes In   The Fuel Tank Goes In Sunday, September 9, 2012
    Once the fuel tank was raised up the tender was pulled under it using a little fork more...


The Fuel Tank Goes In   The Fuel Tank Goes In Sunday, September 9, 2012
    Once the tender was in place under the fuel tank it took quite a bit of persuasion to get the tank down in its proper more...


The Fuel Tank Goes In   The Fuel Tank Goes In Sunday, September 9, 2012
    Once the tank was in place and down on its support timbers the lifting straps were disconnected and the tender was towed back to its spot on the siding. Many thanks to more...


Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank   Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank Saturday, July 21, 2012
    One of the last tasks in the preparation of the fuel tank is the placement of new steam tubes on the floor. These tubes heat the fuel to ensure proper flow of the fuel to more...


Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank   Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank Saturday, July 21, 2012
    John welded high strength steel tubing to pipe nipples that we threaded into the 180 degree elbows using a special tool created for the job. As we fitted each length of pipe and a more...


Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank   Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank Saturday, July 21, 2012
    The cleaned up steam coil is inside this baffle. It surrounds the tank outlet more...


Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank   Steam Tubes in the Fuel Tank Saturday, July 21, 2012
    This is a photo taken of the steam coil when we took it out of the tank for more...


Cleaning  Locomotive Springs   Cleaning Locomotive Springs Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Recently we have been cleaning and painting parts that will bolt on the outside of the boiler. The springs will also be needed soon as we prepare to put the frame under the boiler more...


Boring for New Wrist  Pins   Boring for New Wrist Pins Saturday, December 10, 2011
    When we got the locomotive, the rods were removed and the wrist pins on the drivers coated with a layer of grease. Over the years the grease deteriorated and the pins rusted more...


Boring for New Wrist  Pins   Boring for New Wrist Pins Saturday, December 10, 2011
    When we got the locomotive, the rods were removed and the wrist pins on the drivers coated with a layer of grease. Over the years the grease deteriorated and the pins rusted more...


Backhead Plumbing   Backhead Plumbing Sunday, October 2, 2011
    As a bit of a diversion from the installation of staybolts, we have been working at the task if fitting parts and plumbing on the backhead. Parts that have been more...


The Cab is in Place   The Cab is in Place Sunday, September 25, 2011
    We put the cab in place on the boiler prior to the September 10th Open House so that folks could get a better feel for the overall appearance of the more...


Backhead Staybolts Complete   Backhead Staybolts Complete Sunday, August 14, 2011
    One staybolt at a time, pretty soon all the holes are more...


Then Tighten 'er Down   Then Tighten 'er Down Saturday, August 13, 2011
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  Copper Gasket Too Saturday, August 13, 2011
    Each staybolt cap gets a copper more...


  Putting Caps in the Sleeves Saturday, August 13, 2011
    We machined new caps for the more...


  New Sleeves for Flexible Staybolts Saturday, April 9, 2011
    Once the new sleeve is tacked in place it must be welded all around. John makes quick work of each more...


  New Sleeves for Flexible Staybolts Saturday, April 9, 2011
    New sleeves are required for the flexible staybolts on the portions of the boiler that were repaired. A special jig was made to enable the new sleeve to be held in position more...


  Flexible Staybolts are Next Saturday, March 19, 2011
    All of the fixed staybolts are in and about half are peened over, both inside and out. Next must weld on the new sleeves for the flexible more...


  Backing up the staybolts while peening Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    When peening the staybolts a backer is needed behind the staybolt. We divised this little device that spans the firebox and enables one person to complete the more...


  Staybolt Test Installation Saturday, December 18, 2010
    Before we inserted the fixed staybolts in the boiler, we set up a test fixture to practice peening over the ends of the more...


  Flexible Staybolt Sleeves Prepared Saturday, December 11, 2010
    Fixed staybolts have been threaded into the backhead and the outer staybolt positions have been reamed to prepare for welding in the sockets for the flexible staybolts. more...


  Caulking the Firebox Seam Saturday, December 11, 2010
    In riveted steel boiler construction, caulking is the process of rendering a seam watertight by driving a thick, blunt chisel-like tool into the plate adjacent to the seam. This has the more...


  Caulking the Firebox Seam Saturday, December 11, 2010
    In riveted steel boiler construction, caulking is the process of rendering a seam watertight by driving a thick, blunt chisel-like tool into the plating adjacent to the seam. This has the more...


  Tapping for Stay Bolts Friday, November 19, 2010
    Once we had completed the riveting of the mud ring we began to tap and install the stay bolts. An air motor is used to turn the stay bolt tap to simultaneously cut threads in more...


  Blind Rivets Sunday, October 24, 2010
    In the corners of the boiler there is not room enough for all of the rivets to go through the mud ring. Therefore a number of them are threaded into blind holes in the more...


  Blind Rivets Sunday, October 24, 2010
    In the corners of the boiler there is not room enough for all of the rivets to go through the mud ring. Therefore a number of them are threaded into blind holes in the more...


  Blind Rivets Sunday, October 24, 2010
    In the corners of the boiler there is not room enough for all of the rivets to go through the mud ring. Therefore a number of them are threaded into blind holes in the more...


  Surfacing the Stay Bolt Sleeves Saturday, October 9, 2010
    Using a special-built tool, we are able to surface the face of the flexible staybolt sleeves. This will enable a good seal. There will be a copper gasket under the cap that more...


  Surfacing the Stay Bolt Sleeves Saturday, October 9, 2010
    We built the tool specifically for this job. It screws onto the staybolt sleeves and the shaft is turned with a hand drill. The grindstone surfaces the face of the more...


  Surfacing the Stay Bolt Sleeves Saturday, October 9, 2010
    In order to create a right angle surface on the face of the sleeve the cutting stone must be trued more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting more...


  Riveting the Mudring Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Once the Riveter was strengthened we proceeded to "fill" holes. This series of photos illustrates the riveting process. Here we see the beam that we used to carry the more...


  The Riveter wasn't big enough Saturday, August 7, 2010
    Shortly after completing the Hydraulic Riveter we put it to the test forming rivets in the mudring. After just a couple of rivets the clamp began to deform. The steel in the more...


  The Hydraulic Riveter Saturday, April 3, 2010
    Since we got the firebox into the boiler, we have also spent a lot of time building a hydraulic riveter - a big clamp to squeeze the rivets in place as they will be too long more...


  Preparing to rivet the mudring Saturday, March 27, 2010
    This is a series of photos showing the preparation necessary prior to riveting the mudring in place. The rivets need to be flush on the inside in order that firebrick more...


  Preparing to rivet the mudring Saturday, March 27, 2010
    This is a series of photos showing the preparation necessary prior to riveting the mudring in place. The rivets need to be flush on the inside in order that firebrick more...


  Preparing to rivet the mudring Saturday, March 27, 2010
    This is a series of photos showing the preparation necessary prior to riveting the mudring in place. The rivets need to be flush on the inside in order that firebrick more...


  Preparing to rivet the mudring Saturday, March 27, 2010
    This is a series of photos showing the preparation necessary prior to riveting the mudring in place. The rivets need to be flush on the inside in order that firebrick more...


  Firebox is inside the Boiler Saturday, January 16, 2010
    The weekend of January 9-10, 2010 marked another major step in the restoration of SMV 21. The entire boiler was raised up on cribbing so that the new firebox could be rolled more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    In order to get the firebox into place we raised the entire boiler on cribbing. We lifted the smokebox and each back corner a few inches at a time using our overhead more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    In order to get the firebox into place we raised the entire boiler on cribbing. We lifted the smokebox and each back corner a few inches at a time using the overhead more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    In order to get the firebox into place we raised the entire boiler on cribbing. We lifted the smokebox and each back corner a few inches at a time using our overhead more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    The firebox was ready and waiting with the mudring pinned in place on it. Next step was to lower it down onto four pieces of pipe so it can be rolled into more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    We eased the firebox up to the boiler while still hanging on the crane, then down on the rollers it more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    And then we rolled it in. It really did fit - without significant more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
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  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
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  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    Once the boiler was back down to a managable height we attached lifting rings to the firebox so that we could lift it up the last couple of more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    Once the boiler was back down to a managable height we attached lifting rings to the firebox so that we could lift it up the last couple of more...


  The Firebox goes in (photo sequence) Saturday, January 9, 2010
    As we raised the firebox we had to ease the mudring into the boiler - a very tight fit. We were able to get it started in on most of the way around and at the end of the day more...


  New equilizer beam machined Friday, December 18, 2009
    One of the four equilizer bars for #21 was missing so we have been machining a new one. This has been a fill-in project on the large horizontal milling machine in the shop. more...


  Working on the new equilizer beam Friday, December 18, 2009
    One of the four equilizer bars for #21 was missing so we have been machining a new one. This has been a fill-in project on the large horizontal milling machine in the shop. more...


  FRA inspector visits the shop Monday, December 7, 2009
    On December 7th we were visited by Gary Groff and his assistant Howard Gehrke. Mr. Groff is the Steam Locomotive Inspector for the Federal Railroad Administration Region 8. more...


  Rebuilding the Lead Truck Saturday, September 5, 2009
    Rebuilding #21's lead truck has been one of our recent projects. It had been extensively modified and in a pretty haphazard way. The upright pedestals are not original and came off more...


  Rebuilding the Lead Truck Saturday, September 5, 2009
    Here we have temporarily placed the "Rolling Swing Arms" and the square stock "rails" on the front of the lead truck for visualization purposes. There was more...


  Rebuilding the Lead Truck Saturday, September 5, 2009
    Here is a close-up of #21's blueprint showing the front truck as originally planned. The two 9" long heart shaped arms hanging down are the "rockers". more...


  Rebuilding the Lead Truck Saturday, September 5, 2009
    This closeup photo shows the fireman's side of the lead truck with the journal box (black casting) sitting on the brass which contains babbit material that rides on the more...


  Rebuilding the Lead Truck Saturday, September 5, 2009
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  Oil Tank Painted Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    Here is the oil tank inside Lektro's state of the art paint booth with a shiny new coat of black Imron paint. It has since been moved back to our shop where over the more...


  Newly painted water tank leaves Lektro Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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  Water tank comes out of the paint booth Monday, August 25, 2008
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  Kelly is done painting, Sunday, August 24, 2008
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  The black Imron goes on nicely Sunday, August 24, 2008
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  Primer coat wasn't smooth enough Saturday, August 23, 2008
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  Actually it was badly orangepeeled! Saturday, August 23, 2008
    And if the orangepeel wasn't enough, the paint wasn't completely cured despite the heat that was applied in the spray booth. So we carefully sanded as best we could. We more...


  Restored Tender Frame goes on its Trucks Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    A red letter day for the tender restoration. Dan Hess hauled the restored and freshly painted tender frame from the POA boatyard to the tracks adjacent to the Red Lion. more...


  Tender frame at Red Lion Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    A red letter day for the tender restoration. The restored and freshly painted tender frame was lifted onto its trucks - back on the rails. more...


  Tender frame up and over Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    A red letter day for the tender restoration. The restored and freshly painted tender frame was lifted onto its trucks - back on the rails. more...


  Tender frame eased onto trucks Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    A red letter day for the tender restoration. The restored and freshly painted tender frame was lifted onto its trucks - back on the rails. more...


  Water tank goes off for a new paint job. Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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  Water tank goes off for a new paint job. Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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  Casey is oh-so-tired. Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    The restored and freshly painted tender frame is back on the rails and near the restoration shop where it will receive a new timber deck. After the water tank is painted it more...


  Water tank almost ready for paint Sunday, August 10, 2008
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  Paint touch up for tender truck Sunday, August 10, 2008
    Both tender trucks have now been assembled and we are getting ready to move them to the track where they will meet up again with the frame. While we had nice weather John took more...


  Half round added to combing edge Sunday, July 27, 2008
    All of the tank structure is complete so it is time for the decorative touches. This half round is shaped to fit the combing edge and will be riveted in place. Sealant has more...


  The combing half-round has been riveted Sunday, July 27, 2008
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  Finished combing half-round Sunday, July 27, 2008
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  Forge Anyone? Saturday, July 26, 2008
    This little gem got a lot of use as each and every one of the hundreds of rivets in the tender was heated within its brick lined walls. more...


  Oil Tank Repairs Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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  Oil Tank Repairs Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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  Oil Tank Repairs Sunday, July 6, 2008
    A number of rivets in the oil tank were badly corroded and needed to be replaced. Here Casey is grinding off the heads of those rivets before punching them out so that more...


  Oil Tank Repairs Sunday, July 6, 2008
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  Ready and Waiting Sunday, June 22, 2008
    These are the wheels for the leading and trailing trucks. They have been cleaned and painted and they await space and time in the shop where the trucks will be assembled. more...


  Staybolt Anyone? Sunday, June 22, 2008
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  Tender trucks assembled Saturday, June 7, 2008
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  New Water Tank Ready for Sandblast Saturday, May 31, 2008
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  Tender brake cylinder reworked Saturday, May 24, 2008
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  Tender tool box gets a new paint job Saturday, May 24, 2008
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  Tender truck assembly Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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  Old Water Tank Rusted Through Tuesday, May 31, 2005
    Here is a good shot of the engineers side of the SMV #21's tender water tank showing some of the holes that have rusted through. It is pretty obvious from this more...


  Tender Sits in Storage Monday, May 30, 2005
    While we worked at restoring #21, her tender waited patiently for her turn in the shop. Finally in 2005 we obtained an Oregon Heritage Foundation matching fund grant to restore more...


  Crown Sheet Removal Wednesday, December 4, 2002
    Here is an rare view of the top of the firebox crown sheet from inside the boiler, looking to the rear. We are in the process of flame cutting the radial crown staybolts more...


  Machining the Throttle Body Thursday, August 29, 2002
    Here the throttle body is "chucked up" in a vertical turret lathe to cut new seats. This is the position the throttle mounts in the dome and its easy to see how the more...


  Machining the Throttle Spool Thursday, August 29, 2002
    The throttle spool is in our tracer lathe, having just had the two seats cut. They are the shiny bands near the right and left ends. Both seats were cut at a 20-degree angle more...


  Tapping Washout Plug Holes Thursday, August 22, 2002
    There are four washout holes, located just above the mudring in the new section of the backhead (There are 15 or so of these holes throughout the entire boiler). Their purpose more...


  Dry Pipe Cut Thursday, August 8, 2002
    #21 is fitted with a Ruston Balanced Throttle which is located in the steam dome. This is the large dome in the middle which is easily seen in all the photos. It is more...


  Firebox Door Sheet Flanged Tuesday, July 16, 2002
    The entire flanging process can be seen in this photo. Notice how the new sheet is clamped to the old sheet/die near to the edges to be formed. Besides using ARPA’s one million BTU more...


  Firebox Door Sheet Ready to Flange Saturday, July 13, 2002
    The firebox door sheet gets its final preparations before flanging. Seams between the extensions were welded up by John and Stuart. more...


  Outer Wrapper Patches Welded Friday, July 5, 2002
    The sides of the boiler wrapper down low and under the cab wasted away from outside. A new patch panel was cut bent and drilled. And is now being welded in place. The bolts more...


  Firebox Door Sheet Die Corners Added Saturday, June 29, 2002
    The old riveted firebox has seams where the sheets overlapped over each other. The door sheet was against the mudring extending about one inch past the seam, tapering down to more...


  Firebox Door Sheet Formed Tuesday, June 11, 2002
    John Niemann heats the doorway hole in the firebox door sheet before bringing the 600 ton press down to complete the forming of the more...


  Come Ring the Bell Sunday, May 19, 2002
    #21 bell was stolen in the early 1980’s while the locomotive was stored in Northern California. While ARPA is still looking for #21 original bell, the bell you see was more...


  Mudring Rivet Removal Tuesday, April 30, 2002
    Having removed the firebox flue sheet, we now have to remove the mudring. This means driving out a couple of hundred 7/8” diameter rivets about 6 inches long.

In the old more...


  Mudring Rivets Get Drilled Monday, April 29, 2002
    Casey Cochran tries out ARPA’s recently acquired magnetic base drill, which was purchased with funds from recent fund raisers. The mag drill weighs about 90 pounds so Dennis Guyon more...


  Students from AHS help Saturday, March 9, 2002
    A group of students from Astoria High School's "Club de Union Juvenil" helped to clean out the inside of SPS 273 shortly after it arrived in Astoria. more...


  Backhead Doorway Flanged Thursday, March 7, 2002
    We have started to form the new manhole doorway in the new backhead. The female die was bolted to the bottom of the new backhead plate. The die was then clamped to a platen. more...


  Flanging the Backhead Tuesday, June 5, 2001
    Work on the back of the boiler is progressing carefully and steadily. We have built a die to flange the compound radius bends in the backhead (outside, back of the more...




 


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