do you plan on using the 759 tender as a water car for long trip's?
#1 Raffi on 2012-12-09 23:46
I'm glad the KCS tender is on the property. What are the museum's plans for it?
#2 Roundy47 on 2012-12-10 18:44
I am not aware of specific plans at this time. The main issue was that it would have been scrapped where it was. Nigel
#2.1 Nigel Bennett on 2012-12-11 17:11
Will the 1630 be in operation for summer 13?
#2.1.1 Chris on 2012-12-12 12:46
No change to previous comments. We are working hard toward the objective of steaming her next year. Nigel
# Nigel Bennett on 2012-12-13 17:16
Thank you, Nigel. I must admit, though, that I am a little fuzzy on the logic behind the acquisition of an engineless tender for which there are no plans when so many other of the museum's preservation projects are in need of funds.
#3 Roundy47 on 2012-12-13 09:18
I hear you!. To be clear it was not an acquisition as such. The museum has apparently owned this tender for a number of years. Due to pressures at the site where it was located it became a case of move it to Union or cut it up. Nigel
#3.1 Nigel Bennett on 2012-12-13 17:14
I just noticed that not all of 1630 super heater flues were removed, was there a reason why they were not removed?
#4 Logan on 2012-12-15 22:42
Logan, Well spotted!. This was a choice on which opinions are still divided. The objective of what is being done is the 15 year inspection. The existing flues were in perfectly good condition but had to be cut to get access to the boiler shell. It was decided that the cleaning and inspection could be done leaving the super heater flues in the center of the barrel. At times during the process Collin and Eric have cursed this decision !!. It certainly made their access and working much more tricky at times. However, we are now thru the downside of the choice and gaining the benefit. We have 12 less flues to refit and saved about $2500 on safe ending that we would have had to do if we had cut them out. Nigel
#4.1 Nigel Bennett on 2012-12-16 08:59
Would make a good spare or auxilary tender for #26!
#5 Hyde Seybold on 2012-12-22 20:11
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