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Was fun working on 1157, just hate all the threaded soft copper lines. We will have to talk with Tim and have him contact Shags son to determine what will happen with that engine, it would be fun to get running but it is going to need some work.
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Just saw the post on chatski, I have some stainless sheet we can use for the ash pan.
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Ok. It will be nice to get it running. I also want to put it out here that I've talked to Brian from Joshua Tree and I'm hoping us and the gang can get up there within a month or so with the American. He has an allen mogul and I told him we have some traction problems with ours, so maybe he could give some pointers on something that might improve her pulling capacity! It sounds fun though but fairly big trip out there. I was hoping' to do a quick weekend dash, head up a Saturday and come back Sunday evening. Anyone interested?

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Heres some drawings for ashpan. Might help..
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What engine are thoose prints for? That looks like it is for a larger loco?
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Well the guy who e-mailed them said they are for a camel back? Haha I'm not quite sure though, but he said they should be the right design just maybe down scale them?

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5-15-10 Tom D has the loco in his shop. Took what seemed like every valve on the loco apart, got them unstuck, cleaned them and put new chrome ball in them. Made the steam valve going to the injector a push/ pull type by grinding off the threads on the stem. We will see how this works.
 
Cleaned up a lot of the brass on the loco. It passed a pressure test at 185 lbs for 5 min, so we should be good to go on a test firing after I build a ash pan and make a drafting pipe to start it.  Had to put a new pressure gauge on it as the old one was way off on the lbs. reading.
 
Next I need to sweat some of the old piping back together and get the tender cleaned up and all working. This loco is small and hard to sit on so I'm looking at adding another set of foot pegs in front of the cab.
 
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I installed a new gage I got from A&K and as always happens, I had to change the fittings going to it. I spent some time trying to get the tube ends back together on the piping for the injector with no luck, it's just old stuff that keeps falling apart. I just got some tube and started playing around seeing what I could make to fix it. I ended up using my brake line tool to put a T shaped end on the tube, we'll see how this seals. It looks OK to me and if it works it will be a much easier way to make the tube ends. I will have to remake one of the tubes, as the only piece of 3/16 tube I had was used and beat up, but it works for now. I took the whistle valve apart and cleaned it up, as it was sticking. Then I took the Johnson bar apart cleaned it and put a new spring in it, and played with the adjustment to get it to work. I cleaned the sniffer valves in the sonic cleaning tank, polished them up and put them back on. I sanded and repainted the cab and fire door cover. I taped over the numbers so I did not lose them, they looked great when I was done so I painted the rest of the loco. The tender will have to wait as I'm running short on time. I buffed up most of the brass, chrome and sanded the drivers so its looking like a new loco. I made a new ash pan, there was no ash pan and the bottom the the fire box just tapered down and was open, old school on this one. At LALS you have to have a ash pan to run and I would think most clubs are like that so I built one. Rory came by and we came up with a plan, I cut about a 1/2 " off the bottom of the old tapered bottom and made a sheet metal pan that had a lip that sits on a brass bar behind the rear driver and has a pin that goes through a hole the lower back of the tapered bottom. I left allot of room for air to go in so we will see how it dose. Next I will make some plugs for the cylinder drain holes, get the tender water tubes hooked up,  look for any lose ends and test fire it up.
 
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