Restoration of AT&SF #3780

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  1. Ray Marinaccio

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    Steel steam pipes replaced the broken plastic ones and a new smoke stack was fabricated.

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    Repairs began on the cab support.

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    A bell was turned on the lathe from a peice of 1/8" brass rod. If you look closely you can see that the inside is also cut out. At the rim it is .080" dia.

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    This photo may give you an idea just how small it really is.

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    Ray,, that must be very satisfying work my friend.;)
    I know I love it when my megar attempts gets one of my pieces running again.;)
    Thanks for sharing :p your love of restoration.:)
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    HEY RAY how are your eyes after that ........now thats craftsmanship if I ever seen it nice work:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Rich
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    Wow Ray!
    It's a locky engine repair shop that has you on board!
    That is some fantastic workmanship!!:cool:
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    Thanks Chris, Rich And Charlie. Yea, I was a little cross-eyed for a while after making the bell. A strong magnifying glass helped a little.
    This photo shows the new bell bracket and the fabricated steps from the pilot to the running board. (the one on the right of the photo)
    I cured the gear noise with a few shims on the worm shaft. Runs a lot smoother now , still haven't pulled any cars yet.

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    This photo shows the smoke box modifications in progress.

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    The tender steps were fabricated with super-glue gell over a wire frame.

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    Some of the molded on details were removed and replaced with steel wire.

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    Some modifications were done to the headlight

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    This photo shows some of the pilot modifications.

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    I left the coupler mounted to the truck because of the tight curves on the layout. I may lower the tender and body mount the coupler at a later date.

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    I've got some paint on it, won't be long now.

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    The painting is completed and is ready to be assembled.

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    Pickups were added to the outer axles of the tender.

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    And the moment I've been waiting for.

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    The other side.

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    A close up.

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