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by SteamHeaton
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I am OK And back on track
Replies: 16
Views: 1436

Re: I am OK And back on track

Glad to hear both of you are on the mend Dave.
by SteamHeaton
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Thanks Peter.
by SteamHeaton
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Cab and pilot installed just in time for the Illinois live steamers 50th anniversary meet. Jacket is next. Ray III
by SteamHeaton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Thank you Glenn, the engine has been running for a while now. It has been fun to finally start the cosmetic part of this build. Ray III
by SteamHeaton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

The coupler on the front of this IC Mike is very special to me. It was made by Jim Adams. He worked for the IC from the 40's to 1976. In 1954 he was working on a 7 1/2 2-8-0. He needed couplers so he made his own patterns and took them to Paducah ,Ky. He said they called it a government job when you...
by SteamHeaton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Side view.
by SteamHeaton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Pilot is finished just in time for the ILS meet.
by SteamHeaton
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Actual IC mikado pilot.
by SteamHeaton
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Pilot is welded. Still need to clean it up a bit before painting.
by SteamHeaton
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Carl, thank you. The plates are 16 gauge. I am not sure why the IC decided to make these pilots. Most of the engines coming out of a rebuild got one.. Then later on as steam was bumped to secondary work , a lot of them had the outside plates removed and replaced with foot boards. I am trying to get ...
by SteamHeaton
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Right plate.
by SteamHeaton
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Left plate.

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