New cylinder saddle, photo...

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Fri Dec 14 22:20:58 EST 2007

>From another forum....

Nice peice of work!!

Andy Jennings
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Subject: Re: wheel slippage

I'm impressed!

I've heard of fixing cracks in large castings by "stitch welding", whatever that is, but a cylinder casting is quite complex, with all the internal passages, etc., that are probably inaccessible.

pete groom

On Dec 13, 2007, at 9:43 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

If you want to know how difficult a cylinder casting in the US today is, then ask the Austin Steam Train Assoc. They had a new one cast for the SP 786. A crack was found and the engine taken out of service around 2000. The Boiler is now at one shop and the frame/running gear at another. The current time line has the boiler and frame being finished and returned to Austin for completion of the rebuild in 2008. Running gear, wheels and cylinders will all be practically new when she returns to service.

Jason Greene
Steele, AL


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