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 Post subject: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:18 pm 

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Sorry for the delay in posting these photos. Here are photos of the cosmetic restoration of C&O #2700 2-8-4 sitting at the Dennison Railroad Museum in Dennison, OH. We are 4 weeks into the project and have another 2 weeks before the project is complete. We have had to make over 300 new parts for this locomotive as the original parts have been scattered all over the country as so many hands have touched the locomotive over the past 25 years.

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Enclosure being built around locomotive for blasting and painting

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Here you can see paint before blasting has begun

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New parts starting to go on

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Blasting complete, ready for paint (All bearings were covered and not blasted, running gear will be high pressure washed prior to paint)

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Here is a sample of the more than 300 parts fabricated for this project

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Here is a close up of gloss black epoxy paint

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First time out in the sunlight

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New jacketing being installed. the new jacket is spaced off the boiler with angle iron rolled around boiler to allow air flow to keep boiler dry over time and prevent further decay

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:05 pm 

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Will she get a cover as well? Glad to see the old girl get some respect.

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:11 pm 

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Unfortunately, no cover in near future.


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:55 pm 

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Very nice, Jason. Good planning and execution.

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:26 pm 

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Excellent job!


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:59 pm 

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A few updates below. Still have a few parts to put on including rods. The unveiling party will be November 3 at the Dennison Railroad Museum at 10am.

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Wide shot of locomotive after paint

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:42 pm 

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It's looking better, however all that work will be in vain if they can't get it under shelter


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:55 pm 

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Looks really nice. Love those low maintenance windows.

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:18 pm 

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Whats the story on the missing running gear parts.

However, she looks great, much improved! Something to be really proud of!


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:06 pm 

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I think some lima berks around the country got parts taken for 759, 765 may have even got a part or 2 somewhere, 757 might have gotten a part or 2 taken off, somebody else out there might chime in and know something.

I already know 765 has parts off scrapped engines.


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:31 am 

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What's missing between trailing truck and tender?

Fantastic rescue of a derelict in any event.


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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:03 am 

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757 is missing it's injector and one cylinder head. It has pistons, rods and one head from the 759 and 757's components are on the 759 now.

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:24 am 

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Looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:01 am 

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One of the nicer stories regarding neglected and vandalized locomotives. She's looking like a credit to your organization and efforts. Thank you.

An issue so many groups have to deal with is parts taken home or distributed in good faith...then the group dissolves or somebody dies or gets mad, and the part becomes property or a yard sale item. Did 2700 go through that indignity?

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 Post subject: Re: C&O 2700 Update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:30 am 

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David H. Hamley wrote:
What's missing between trailing truck and tender?

Fantastic rescue of a derelict in any event.


Your not seeing the usual water/locomotive/tender connections


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