NYC Niagara

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Steve Bratina
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NYC Niagara

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:07 pm

On Saturday, this engine had steam in it for the first time in many years. It also allowed me to test the alcohol burner. The test went very well with only one glaring mistake made on the rebuild. With that fixed, it is back into the shop to put the rest of the details on. Hoping for a September test run. I sent the history of the engine to Daris at IBLS. Should eventually be posted there.
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by tsph6500 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:40 am

Very nice.
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by dnevil » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:05 pm

Steve's article on this fine locomotive can be read here:

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stan_Grigg
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by Berkman » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:25 pm

What happened to the 7.5 gauge Niagara that was being built in Florida?

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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by FKreider » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:08 pm

Great write up and story, beautiful engine Steve!
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by GregE » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 pm

Nice write-up and beautiful locomotive!
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by backyardrails » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:56 pm

I bet that will pull a few cars. Nice going Steve.

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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by Sandiapaul » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 pm

I surely would like to see this one day. Thanks for the info!

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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by Fender » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:19 pm

Berkman wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:25 pm
What happened to the 7.5 gauge Niagara that was being built in Florida?
Pete Bialecki of North Ft. Myers was building a 7.5" gauge Niagara but he passed away before it was completed. It was sold from the estate, but I don't know where it is today.
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by Steve Bratina » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:54 am

Done. Had a good run but need to open the holes up on the fire door a bit more to allow more secondary air into the firebox. Also needed to set the right side valve just a bit. Going out again today for a run. The only thing that is missing is having Harold Crouch there to try it out.
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by JBodenmann » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:05 am

Hello My Friends
Very cool engine!
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Re: NYC Niagara

Post by backyardrails » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:18 am

She's a beauty.
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