Monday, April 9, 2012

April 7th Worksession

With work slowing on the tender, efforts are migrating towards the locomotive. The cylinder sheathing, a 1/8" thick sheet of steel that surrounds the steam chests of the cylinders, was bent for both the fireman's side (the engineer's side was finished last week). Here is one set with the steam chest cap; this is up side down right now.
Tools need cleaning to work properly, and some time was spent on the larger of our two lathes (below), as well as the pipe threader.
The water inlet wasn't completely straight at one end so an effort was made to fix that problem with a torch and chain. Once it was all done the lid fit much better.

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