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SLSF (fFrisco) 1630 sits over the pit for the first time in late summer '07
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Volunteers stand ready to assist in the drop
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The box binder shown here had to be removed prior to the drop of the fifth axle in order to permit the box to slide freely out of the frame
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The connecting rod between the #4 axle and #5 axle was also removed to free the wheelset from the running gear
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SLSF (fFrisco) 1630 sits over the pit for the first time in late summer '07 - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
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Volunteers stand ready to assist in the drop - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 2355 times.
The box binder shown here had to be removed prior to the drop of the fifth axle in order to permit the box to slide freely out of the frame - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 1966 times.
The connecting rod between the #4 axle and #5 axle was also removed to free the wheelset from the running gear - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 1994 times.
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Steam department volunteer Collin crawled in between the frame of the locomotive to watch for potential problems during the drop
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Bill enables the mechanisim for its first use at IRM
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The table was first used to lift the rear axle to block the spring rigging
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Rick blocks the springs
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Steam department volunteer Collin crawled in between the frame of the locomotive to watch for potential problems during the drop - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
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Bill enables the mechanisim for its first use at IRM - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 1895 times.
The table was first used to lift the rear axle to block the spring rigging - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 1969 times.
Rick blocks the springs - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 2036 times.
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The locomotive casts a shadow on barn 9 as prep for the drop is completed in the late summer light
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Sitting in the shop after the sucessful drop
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Firebox corner
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Flues going off site
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The locomotive casts a shadow on barn 9 as prep for the drop is completed in the late summer light - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 2086 times.
Sitting in the shop after the sucessful drop - Matthew Dowd (SteamDepartment)
Viewed: 2334 times.
Firebox corner - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
Viewed: 824 times.
Flues going off site - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
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Firemans side firebox tubesheet.  All the fire tube ends are gone. Just a few superheater flues to go
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Flame cutting a fire tube end
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First you flame cut the excess metal
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Next you use the air hammer
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Firemans side firebox tubesheet. All the fire tube ends are gone. Just a few superheater flues to go - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
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Flame cutting a fire tube end - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
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First you flame cut the excess metal - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
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Next you use the air hammer - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
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Finally the plug pops out and the job is done
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The problem corner is now removed
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The piece removed showing the problem
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Boiler interior looking forward
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Finally the plug pops out and the job is done - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
Viewed: 670 times.
The problem corner is now removed - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
Viewed: 688 times.
The piece removed showing the problem - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
Viewed: 758 times.
Boiler interior looking forward - Nigel Bennett (nbennett)
Viewed: 723 times.
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