Southern pacific #18 Restoration – March, 2012

Boiler

New boile steel, 285C grade 70 to be exact.

New boile steel, 285C grade 70 to be exact.

This is the area we will be replacing.

This is the area we will be replacing.

patches

We ordered the patches from American Alloy Steel which used another firm, Bise Welding, to do the rolling. Here are pictures of the rolling machine

Bertsch Model 34

Not something you can buy at Home Depot for $199.95. American Alloy Steel was delighted to participate in our project, which is quite unusual even for them. It’s owner, Art Moore, loves this kind of oddball stuff.