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by Pipescs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
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Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Evening all, Just received a very nice email from Marty Knox explaining this is not the preferred method of welding in the stay bolts. The stay is supposed to be welded to the sheet but you want to leave as much of the rod as you can intact. You are supposed to see the rod in the center of the weld....
by Pipescs
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Welding Stay Bolts
by Pipescs
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
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Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Before someone asks. The front tube sheet is not in position. I simply have it stuck in the tube to help balance it on the stands. It will be the last part I weld in after all the stay bolts are welded in and the main tube is cleaned out.
by Pipescs
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

So, Welding a boiler together is a lot like beating yourself in the head with a ballpeen hammer. It feels good when you stop. I am progressing well and am happy with the results so far. Of course I am on my third semester of welding classes and even a really old dog can be taught some new things. I ...
by Pipescs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Welding class and the new table are showing their benefits. Having set up the sidesheets, throat sheet and main tube using squares I tacked them all to the flat table top with four tacks that I could reach to grind away when all the pieces were tacked to each other. I then fitted the fire box from t...
by Pipescs
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
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Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Some photos. I really am creeping along on this. The current virus brought my two youngest home from college (where they have returned to this last month) and I am back in a TIG class right now. I have made progress on the Lyn Boiler but very little on the Shay. Mostly because Richland LLC has been ...
by Pipescs
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Progress got slow but continues. I will try to post some progress photos soon. the steam dome base is welded along with all the internal piping. Today I stared welding the Mud Ring to the Fire box. This week I start a dedicated TIG Class but have already become comfortable with welding in the clean ...
by Pipescs
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Yes I messed up. Root Pass is with a 6010 and the filler is 7018. I have just finished up a summer semester the school offered that was labels "A Special Interest Class" There were only 10 people allowed in the Lab, we all had to stay apart and wear mask. It quickly dropped to only four students for...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Hey Marty, I will say that Stick, Mig and Tig do not come naturally. I think I am having good luck understanding the TIG process as I had a year of torch welding years ago in highschool where we made a puddle with the torch and then added metal with the left hand as we moved along. I know MIG and TI...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

A quick acknowledgment to all the people that tried to tell me that retirement was much more demanding on your time than working was. There does not appear to be one more minute for the shop than when I worked. NP317, Yes all the welding after the root pass on the fire box are 7018 and they are comi...
by Pipescs
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Still Plugging Along.

Working on my welding in school and at home. Also laying out the internal piping.
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by Pipescs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 709
Views: 172790

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Where I am headed in looks