Even though another couple of inches of the white stuff fell today, progress continues on xCN1392. The folks that showed up, ploughing through the drifts are to be commended. It kept Don W and the John-Deere back-hoe busy most of the day.
Thanks to Barry W, the smoke box is all back together and the front door is closed and buttoned up tight.
The throttle valve is lapped, ground in, hoisted up to the steam dome and ready for installation on Wednesday. Thanks to Ivan H, Barry W and Carter B.They all kept me busy locating parts, pieces, nuts, bolts and the sequences of re-assembly. This job would have been completed today but the installation hardware still has to be picked up.
Barry C and his crew of "brush-slappers" (CSV's) were hard at work cleaning and painting everything below the running boards that doesn't move and even some pieces that do!! Bravo Barry, we'll chrome the stack and put the hot-rod flames on the sides later. Hopefully, next Saturday we'll mate up the tender and get it painted as well.
The air compressor is giving us some grief but this to will be reworked in time for the planned light-up in a couple of weeks.
So, thanks to all for a "good day's work" and for braving the challenges that Mother Nature has tossed at us over the past couple of days.