Southern pacific #18 Restoration – February 2013

11329929601A97B637February 23rd and 24th was an eventful work weekend. We had about 11 guys (and 1 gal) hard at work! Among the weekends accomplishments:

Built up and re drilled most of the worn out holes on the brake rigging.

Cleaned up the holes on the front flue sheet.

Installed two new studs in the smoke box.

Lapped and lapped some more on the left slide valve.

Drilled out the holes for the new water glass.

Loaded up the pony truck and crossheads for their trip to Colorado.

Cut out the bad part of the damper and ashpan and began constructing the new one.

And many other little projects.








Thanks everyone for attending!