ATSF Announcement from NMSL&RHS (2926)

Gunns Nov 11, 2007

  1. Gunns

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    The freight house on the West side is original, the round house was torn down for tax reasons in the (I think) late 80's.

    The turn table is original and has been in use since its installation.

    In size the structure is close to the last operating round house on the site.

    Regards,
    Kevin




     
  2. Gunns

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    Thank you again for the updates. The technical skill, sweat and muscle needed for such a restoration is purely amazing.
    Thanks again, Robert
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am curious as to exactly how those snubbers function.
     
  5. oldcook43

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    Many thanks for the updates. Wish I was there to see and help.:goggles:
     
  6. Gunns

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    Okay I found out what the snubbers do, they adjust the pedestal block wedges to keep them in in the right alignment. My guess about how they work is, the spring loading keeps the right tension in the wedges, and that keeps them aligned in the proper position. However that is just my guess.

    Here are the photos for the New Year.

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/01-04/index.html

    And

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/01-18/index.html

    Regards,
    Kevin
     
  7. fitz

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    Thanks for the latest photos, Kevin. I am learning about parts of a steam engine that I didn't even know existed. I guess you guys are, too.
     
  8. RWCJr

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    Thank you again for the updates. The complexity continues to amaze me.
    Robert
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Same here! Either about parts previously unknown to me, or how they interact with other pieces.
     
  10. fitz

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    Guys, if you haven't joined the NMSLRHS, you should. I just received the latest newsletter that has very detailed descriptions of the why and how all the different staybolts are maintained, as well as the functions of all those new pieces I had never heard of before. The volunteers are having to learn what the functions of these pieces are and also how to remove and refurbish them. Back in the day there were hundreds of workers who knew all this stuff, not so today. I sure hope to get to see this engine run. If any volunteer group deserves to see their work come to fruition, these guys and gals and cats are the ones.
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Pop off valves to Con-Way Trucking? I had no idea they did such work. Very interesting!

    Looking at the photos showing them using air wrenches made me wince. I have a couple of fingers with small flat spots and several bad knuckles from those things catching, back when I was working in rail cars.
     
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    Thanks for the latest, Kevin. The popoffs are going to Bob Kittel of 3751 fame. (Weren't they a Russian pair skaters team?) Sorry, Olympics reminded me.
     
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    Interesting looking rifle. If I remember correctly, re-loading in the prone position difficulties were why lever action rifles were not favored by the army.
    Thanks for update photos, the restoration pics of 2926 are so amazing to follow.
    Robert
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting following that radial buffer rebuild. Have never before seen any such work done.
     
  19. Ghengis Kong

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    +1 their fabrication guy used a lot of rod to build that piece
     
  20. cajon

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    2926 on eBay?

    Here's the ebay item # of a slide showing front half of 2926?: 380889228496
    Question mark is because title says "Santa Fe Union Pacific". But it sure looks more Santa Fe than UP. AND it's under steam!
     

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