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 Post subject: Vulcan 0-4-0T Work
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
Pioneer Tunnel steam engine. 42 inch gauge saddle tank 0-4-0T built by vulcan iron works. today one of the guys at the mine and i reshimmed the bushings on the connecting rods, now she runs as smooth as a cadillac!

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Removing the Wedges.

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Mine Foreman Howe "overseeing the operation?"

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Tapping in main drive rod bushing.

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Installing new thicker shims in connecting rod.

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Smoke box not properly lined up with the chimney made for some watery eyes!

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This is the result of me blowing up the boiler....... no just kidding. this is us blowing down the junk out of the bottom of the boiler. uses steam pressure to blow out the junk in the bottom.

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And some final adjustments and she is perfect! after we did this work of course she needed some test runs so howe let banksey ol boy drive it for his first time today, and i soloed it after that..... that means i drove it a few times out the track by myself, without any guidence, and didnt screw anything up........ suprizingly. i guess they are finally starting to trust us..... silly people, when will they learn. its not like we derailed their mine motor or caught it on fire :lol:

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