February 2, 2017
Besides the normal work which has been ongoing for several months, the surge PAD welding was completed on the inside of the firebox. Very few spots remain on the outer firebox sheet. Those are being taken care of this coming week.
Various pipe brackets are being fabricated to replace old ones that have wasted away over the years. A walkway is being built for when the time comes to install the superheater bundles. It is designed to bolt to the front of the smokebox door studs which will protect all the lubricators, small fittings and pipes.
Just a reminder, if you’re reading this and you’ve not caught up with your membership donation, please get that in ASAP. Otherwise Gail will be hounding you to pay up. You can easily send a check to our PO or you can pay by PayPal on the website. Your reminder was in your Christmas card that was sent back in early December.
Jon Spargo, CSO, will be doing a refresher course sometime this month for those that missed the one in January. A new member class will be announced by him shortly and it will be on the website and I’ll try to remember to put the date on our weekly report as well.
Weather this week has been good for us so hope to see everyone on site this week, and as always . . .
Keep on Steamin’,
Rick Kirby, CMO