Woodinville Shops

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Glenn Brooks
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:34 pm

Pulled the corner inspection plate (lower left in the first pic) and found a couple of small cracks in the joint around the edge. So silver soldered them shut.
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Also found the existing bottom plate was a bit warped around the edge - where I cut out the old corroded piece couple of years ago. Apparently this warping wasn’t sealing well, and contributed to the major extent of leakage. So, scheduled major surgery. Welded new 1” x 1/2” flat bar frame around the edge of the inspection plate, built up 1/8” of weldment to “flatten the curve” around the edge of the opening, and ground it all flat and smooth with the little hand grinder. Then of course, had to reshape the new hatch plate to fit the new opening, and laid it in place to drill and tap couple more holes. Should be done tomorrow - if I haven’t created a hardened monster by heat treating the new frame with all the welding...

Each spring I stumble onto one major project. Looks like rejuvenating the tender is my major project for this summer.

Here is the almost finished layout - second photo show the new bottom of the tender- with three bolted plates: one large bit in the center rear, and two rounded inspection plates in each forward corner.
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Glenn
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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

Glenn Brooks
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:48 pm

Still fiddling with some warping and an imperfect seal on the inspection plate of the tender.

Did manage to renew the livery though. New paint on the front end, nice coat of wax on the cab and boiler jacket. Hope it lasts more than one firing...

All the brass jewelry is polished and ready to remount. Should come together over the next day or so...

Glenn
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Moderator - Grand Scale Forum

Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

Glenn Brooks
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:12 am

Finished up the front end refresh today. Think I will save repainting the wheels and cleaning up the frame for latter in the summer. Time to quit fiddling with the livery and fire the boiler to start testing out the new front end.
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Silver paint on the Steam dome and sand dome didn’t come out very well. Time to go with forest green, black and some gold trim perhaps. Rattle can repaint most likely. Quick and easy.

Quick note: forgot I had this old pic (below) from when I first bought the Ottaway five years ago. Makes a pretty good before and after shot. The old loco cleaned up pretty good I think.
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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by rkcarguy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:55 pm

Looking good, will be interesting to see how much better it steams once you get it fired up.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:24 pm

Ryan, Steams very well with the new front end. I put a write up of the new front end rebuild on the projects page. Suffice to say it acts like a new, and different, high performance locomotive.

Briefly, once the boiler popped off at max pressure (142 PSI), I started running and over multiple trips around the loop, never lost more than 5-10 psi- with constant steam generation, and steady, clear burning exhaust - sure sings of ideal draft and boiler performance. never did drop boiler pressure as was usual with the old original front end design.

So only one test so far, but very satisfied with what I’ve observed so far.


Glenn
Moderator - Grand Scale Forum

Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

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