Tender Truck repair

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DianneB
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Tender Truck repair

Post by DianneB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:09 pm

The Little Torch strikes again!

Had a little repair to do on the tender truck on my LE American. The hole in the ear on the bearing block had been drilled too far back when it was built over 50 years ago and broke out causing loss of the cover plate last year. Decided to fix that today
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I tapped the the little tab closed and the silver soldered it with the Smith Little Torch. Wonderful to be able to control the heat so well to silver solder that little tab without melting it away to nothing!

Moved the hole forward with the Foredom motor-tool (another top quality tool!) and got everything back together.
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Gotta love quality tools! :mrgreen:

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Re: Tender Truck repair

Post by pigpen60 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Good tools rock!

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