The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

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The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:45 pm

We have been working on three boilers to deliver this weekend. With one boiler sitting on a display stand, and another being hydro tested, I said 'Let's move the Camelback boiler over and get a picture of all three."
Here they are - the one being hydroed is a Ralroad Supply Mogul, the one in the middle is for a CNJ Camelback, and the one on the display stand is the PRR G5.
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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:36 pm

cool...shame you don't have anything to do..

As a matter of personal interest (any maybe to others).

I see that none of these boiler have superheater flues.

As a "stick you thumb in the air guesstimate" - what % of the boilers you build have superheater flues...??

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Marty_Knox » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:27 am

1% - 3, out of 300.
Well, maybe 2% - I just remembered 2 more with superheater flues.

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by BClemens » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 am

Wow, that's a surprise. Seems it would be closer to 50% - if for no other reason than for small boiler efficiency's sake.

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Fred_V » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:12 am

Marty, you sure built a nice boiler.
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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Brunswick Carshops » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:40 am

Looking Great Marty! I may be biased but I really like that one in the middle!

See you tomorrow night!
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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Marty_Knox » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 am

BClemens wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 am
Wow, that's a surprise. Seems it would be closer to 50% - if for no other reason than for small boiler efficiency's sake.
I would venture to say most live steamers don't care much about efficiency. They just want a locomotive that looks good, runs good, and sounds good.

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by JohnHudak » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 am

Brunswick Carshops wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:40 am
Looking Great Marty! I may be biased but I really like that one in the middle!

See you tomorrow night!
HaHaHa, I like the one on the right... Be careful Marty, Snow coming..
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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:45 am

I asked the question for the obvious reasons...to see what hornet's nest could be stirred up and what REALLY is needed to run a solid, simple, low maintenance steamer

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by david griner » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:52 am

Very nice work, Sir !!!

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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by ccvstmr » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:56 am

Marty...that IS an impressive line up. Good work!

It's a shame we will most likely never see those boiler mounted to their frames, dressed out and lined up side-by-side under steam at some track. In the meantime, bet you can't wait to regain that open space in the shop! Nice job. Carl B.
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Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Post by PRR5406 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am

Ditto the other's comments. Do you have an idea of the wheel arrangement for the CNJ Camelback?
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