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Date: 01/05/21 04:16
Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: nathansixchime

Go behind the scenes on the first move of steam locomotive no. 1309 and learn what's next for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. wmsr.com/1309

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Date: 01/05/21 05:01
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: DTWilson

Very well done, as usual.

I apologize for not formerly introducing myself on Thursday..... but I did get a few shots of you wielding the hammer.

Tim Wilson



Date: 01/05/21 06:45
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: nathansixchime

Ha, thank you, Tim! Proof that even the film folks do both ;)

KL



Date: 01/05/21 07:27
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: SPDRGWfan

Excellent and well done presentation.  Enjoyed it thoroughly!

Cheers,
Jim



Date: 01/05/21 09:20
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: wp1801

Great!



Date: 01/05/21 09:46
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: Tominde

Very nice.  No doubt that will be a big draw to Cumberland. 



Date: 01/05/21 10:41
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: steamfan759

Kelly -  As usual that was a great presentation on your part.  Glad to see that you are still involved with all aspects of steam railroading!!  JJJ would be proud!

Ron



Date: 01/05/21 14:24
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: wabash2800

Kelly:

That's a great film as expected.

Question: Is the loco leaking steam on the front end?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 01/05/21 15:27
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: LarryDoyle

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Kelly:
>
> That's a great film as expected.
>
> Question: Is the loco leaking steam on the front
> end?
>
What else could it be leaking?   <GDRVVF)

-LD



Date: 01/05/21 15:47
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: BKLJ611

Tominde Wrote:
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> Very nice.  No doubt that will be a big draw to
> Cumberland. 

I plan to visit multiple times for sure. Haven’t been to Cumberland since 734 stopped running several years ago.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/05/21 16:24
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: Copy19

Congratulations for acomplishing a "Mission Impossible".   Love that hooter whistle!  Reminds me of those old O. Winston Link 33 1/3 N&W steam records.

JB - Omaha



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/21 17:27 by Copy19.



Date: 01/05/21 17:21
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: wcamp1472

Steam leaks:

What to worry about...
Leaks from packing glands, gasketed covers, threaded pipe joints. 
and similar 'mechanical joints' are simply to be remedied,
tightened, renewed,  'ground-in'  [ using a lapping compound],
etc..)

Leaks from seams , riveted , threaded ( boiler-threads, 12 tpi), or welded or like
rolled-in tubes, and structural sheets are SERIOUS and require complex structural repairs.

You DO worry about structural cracks, like above.
You dont worry about 'things you can tighten-up'.....

The tough sealing challenge is on the smaller piston rods that pass ( reciprocating) through
the packing gland.   The gland was commonly sealed with ' graphite impregnated,
rope packing' and so-called 'metallic packing'

In today's world, the old rope-packing rings have been replaced with today's 
Teflon-rope.   A marvelous, superior packing material --- easy to apply, self-lubricating,
and  fits all sizes of 'stuffing boxes'.    

Metallic packing is made from soft-metal compounds, precision bored
to precise diameters, then spiral cut into two pieces.    Modern locos use Metallic packing
on the superheated  steam, main cylinders and their piston rods. There are stiff coil springs 
( surrounding the piston rods) forcing the tapered faces of the two-piece packing tighter
onto the piston rods.  The two spiral-cuts allow the sealing pieces to contract onto the rod,
as the packing wears.

The distinctive characteristic of 'metallic' packing is that it leaks a lot of steam --- when new.
After 24 to 72 hours of operation, the metallic packing will firmly 'seat itself' onto the rods,
and will stop blowing steam...  Give it time and distance, in order to fully 'seat'  onto the sliding rods.

If , after sufficient operation, the steam blowing does  NOT cease,or reduce, it may require
replacement  with new material...

So, steam-leaking is a healthy sign.   You don't want your shaft seals to be so tight
that it binds the piston rods, or valve stems.   That CAN prematurely wear the metallic 
packing, which is always to be avoided.

So, we had a few 'conventional' steam drains ( that could obscure vision in cold weather)
on the NKP 759 ( 1970s ) that RRers asked to have re-directed piping added---  to keep
the steam from blocking the clear view ahead.

We always tried very hard to improve things that loco crews made suggestions and
recommended improvements about.

W.

 



Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/21 06:47 by wcamp1472.



Date: 01/06/21 06:25
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: livesteamer

Now, on my "bucket list" to visit in summer 2021!

 

Marty Harrison
Knob Noster, MO



Date: 01/06/21 08:22
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: wmbrakeman

What a Fantastic Video , and truly stunning in all different views and commentary , 

It great to see this , I hope that more P R can be put out that will help funding to come .

Your Video will Help bring many $$$ to WMSRR , 



Date: 01/06/21 18:15
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: junctiontower

Copy19 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Congratulations for acomplishing a "Mission
> Impossible".   Love that hooter whistle!
>  Reminds me of those old O. Winston Link 33 1/3
> N&W steam records.
>
> JB - Omaha

If a steam whistle doesn't try to pick you up out of your shoes, it's just a child's toy.....:)



Date: 01/06/21 19:11
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: nycman

Beautiful job, Kelly.  I would love to witness her running in person. 



Date: 01/08/21 16:09
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: Goalieman

You are a true movie master Kelly. Another gem for sure!!! Keep up the great work and know that I’m anticipating your documentary on “Headwaters Junction” after it opens to a grand ovation in the not too distant future!! No doubt there are hours of footage already “in the can” for that diamond. I appreciate and share your love for Fort Wayne and the Nickel Plate Road!! Thanks for being an incredible enthusiast for both!!!

Markus V.
“The Fort” in Indiana

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/08/21 16:41
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: RSD5

Excellent Video!   Thank You to all that made this happen.

Dave



Date: 01/09/21 14:53
Re: Behind the scenes with C&O/WM 1309
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the video...



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