what did they need barn 9 for? was it because it had a lot of space?, was it because they needed one of your pieces of equipment for a scene? why?
#1 Raffi on 2013-09-08 21:08
Not sure all that has been done. Certainly various pieces of equipment have been shot outside but heard tonight that there was also some shooting in barn #9 so .... both of the above it seems !. Nigel
#1.1 Nigel Bennett on 2013-09-13 22:30
Great update and great work!! Any photos of the #26 in front of 201 though? Tis my favorite engine of your wonderful collection ;)
#2 Hyde Seybold on 2013-09-08 23:19
Unfortunately #26 is still out beyond the drop pit South of the shop. She cannot be moved until the Shay has its truck refitted. I would also like to she her back under cover. Nigel
#2.1 Nigel Bennett on 2013-09-13 22:32
I will continue to hope she would be after the main 3 projects but of course that's just me. I'm just glad to see all the hard, dedicated work being done to get 1630 running again!
#2.1.1 Hyde Seybold on 2013-09-15 13:57
Yes. You are not alone in this. From what we know it seems she is mechanically in good condition. This would put her ahead of a lot of other smaller locomotives in the collection that would need a lot of mechanical work. She is a very sensible size for what the museum needs. Much more efficient to operate than 1630 when pulling anything reasonable on our display line or maybe even short excursions. She is 50% more powerful than #16, which is the other small locomotive in the collection that seems to be in good mechanical shape but might be rather limited by its size. HOWEVER the firebox needs heavy work if not replacement. I seriously doubt that the scale of work required is achievable with our all volunteer work force. Now if we could come up with funding to have the boiler work done by specialists, everything looks different. But that is for the future. Nigel
# Nigel Bennett on 2013-09-15 14:51
Interesting. Among other candidates I assume would be the Tuskegee #101 and the CB&Q 10 wheeler perhaps? If a new firebox could be built say by a contractor and installed, would the rest of the work on #26 be doable by volunteers?
# Hyde Seybold on 2013-10-08 21:00
Yes. As far as we know she is in sound mechanical condition and would generally be within the ability of our team. Nigel
# Nigel Bennett on 2013-10-13 14:37
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