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STEAM IN 2017 SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN


All the Flue Tube stock has been purchased, cut and swaged and is awaiting installation - one of the very last tasks since the beginning of that process marks the limited 15 year life of her newly refurbished boiler. You've seen Carlos and gang pounding out those superheater tube pair fabrications while Danny and his crew relentlessly toiled away at replacing a large portion of the nearly 1800 stay-bolt caps . . . and now they are all but done. Meanwhile, the remaining yard workers have been busy refurbishing all of the steam, water, air and lubrication plumbing on the exterior of the locomotive. We are eternally grateful to the Flue Tube donors, Superheater Tube donors, Brake pad donors, general donors, business sponsors and membership dues that have made all this possible. But we'll be honest - we have some big-ticket items that we'll need soon to keep the entire restoration crew busy and on schedule:


30 Special Custom-Manufactured Staybolts

These parts go on the backhead. They are hollow and have a hot-swaged, wedge-shaped end that makes them so odd, its impossible to procure the exact replacements today. So they have to be out-sourced and custom built, with an extra to be destroyed in quality assurance pull-testing. It's a costly proposition where we could sure use some help.

These Staybolts will cost $300.00 each.

Custom-Manufactured Staybolt Sponsors
name (sponsor) indicates Sponsorship in Memorium
No. SPONSOR No. SPONSOR
00 Loren Wilton    
01 Richard Hunn 16 Paul Nichini
02 Dennis Garrett 17 Janet Penevolpe
03 Edward Fitzgerald 18 Roberta Ballard
04 David Boyer 19 Albert Narath
05 Jan Crane 20 Tony White
06 Michael Gueterman 21 Richard Lindberg
07 Paula Woodward 22 Ron Schmitt
08 David Jenkins 23 Sponsorship Available
09 Jan Crane 24 Sponsorship Available
10 Richard Lindberg 25 Sponsorship Available
11 Edward Marsh 26 Sponsorship Available
12 Pete Ormson 27 Sponsorship Available
13 Jan Crane 28 Sponsorship Available
14 Dennis Garrett 29 Sponsorship Available
15 Chris Rosol 30 Sponsorship Available
(00 is the Test Article for the destructive pull-test)

Three Pop-Off Valves

We can't stress enough the importance of getting this part right - the safety pop-off valves that release boiler pressure if and when it gets too high. That's why we're having a professional boiler engineering firm refurbish and test these, including the manufacture of brand new, custom built stainless steel springs. It's a big bill coming in the mail soon where we could also use help.

The Pop-off valves will cost $1200.00 each.

301 PSI valve: Harry & Lori Emmons SOLD
302 PSI valve: Steve & Wanda Church SOLD
305 PSI valve: Warren Janke SOLD

Walschaerts Valve Gear

Refurbishment of this hardware is mostly complete and you might have noticed some of these parts being assembled back on the engine recently. The old bearings were shot and no modern day equivalents could be found (e.g. we could find the right outside DIA, but with the wrong inside DIA or vice versa). So we had to have a number of different-sized graphite-impregnated brass bushings custom manufactured . . . another task we couldn't do ourselves and which put a serious dent in our cash reserves. So, if you could help us by sponoring these parts, we'd really appreciate it!

ENGINEER'S SIDE PARTS SPONSOR  
#1 Fly Crank $300.00 William Hemmeter SOLD
#2 Fly Crank Rod $300.00 Paul Haaland SOLD
#3 Union Link $200.00 Dennis Garrett SOLD
#4 Compound Lever $300.00 Jan Crane SOLD
#5 Radius Rod $400.00 Sean Tremblay SOLD
#6 Expansion Link $500.00 Bradley Cotten SOLD
#7 Reverse Arm $100.00
(only present on Engineer's side)
Brian Hume SOLD
#8 Lifting Arm $100.00 Kameron Smith SOLD
#9 Lifting Link $150.00 Samuel Youngblood SOLD
 
FIREMAN'S SIDE PARTS SPONSOR  
#1 Fly Crank $300.00 Lyle Schrecongost SOLD
#2 Fly Crank Rod $300.00 Lyle Schrecongost SOLD
#3 Union Link $200.00 Bruce Allen SOLD
#4 Compound Lever $300.00 Chuck Armstrong SOLD
#5 Radius Rod $400.00 Sara Tarble SOLD
#6 Expansion Link $500.00 Dennis Garrett SOLD
#8 Lifting Arm $100.00 Ronald Knief SOLD
#9 Lifting Link $150.00 Michael Gueterman SOLD

We will have some other expenses and opportunities for sponsorship coming up soon, so please stay tuned . . .