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Old 06-15-2017, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found out today the FEF is need of some serious repairs. This not an ASTER problem but an ART GIbson problem. I have not been playing as close attention to water levels and subsequently, a boiler is in need of repair. It was repaired and Art again failed to watch water level as close as he shud have. Also tried to put water into hoy boiler while it was close to being dry. Need I say more. Part of my
problem is trying to do two things at one time, running the engine and videoing. Hence there will be no more vo=ideo made by me when I am running the engines.
I am posting this to make others aware that it can happen
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Sorry to hear this Art! So did it bust a seam, distort, or ?? Any picture?

Not trying to rub salt in the wound!

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Sorry to hear Art, this is exactly why we all harped on young Nate to not try to video with his smartphone and run the #24 at the same time. Hope you get her repaired soon. Mike
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Art,


so sorry to hear what happend. Maybe a more powerful axle pump would help? i dunno. I ALMOST ruined the #24 back in winter. ran the boiler dry and go t so hot it made the boiler fittings turn a bluish gray color and softened the spring in the safety valve along with the silver solder. if i would have added water it would have certainly destroyed the boiler. hope you can get if fixed without it costing too much.


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Sorry to hear this Art! So did it bust a seam, distort, or ?? Any picture?

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She is in the hands of the best there is to do the repair. I have not seen her or pics yet but I am sure if I ask for them, they would be available. New boiler has been ordered from Aster/Accucraft at about 40%
higher than they were last year. That is reason I said be careful.
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Sorry to hear you damaged such a beautiful engine
I have the same problem trying to video and run engines at the same time.
I get more videos of the shrubs and my feet than the train

It seems to be a two man job
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How do you know it is damaged? Are you just assuming it is damaged because you put water in it when it was hot and dry or could you see visible damage or an indication of damage (water leaking or failed pressure test)?
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How do you know it is damaged? Are you just assuming it is damaged because you put water in it when it was hot and dry or could you see visible damage or an indication of damage (water leaking or failed pressure test)?
The engine is at TRS and had been examined and it has been taken apart awaiting the new boiler.
I had shipped it to TRS after it jumped from the track at Zube Park. While doing the repairs on the engine, Ryan found that the boiler was damaged. Not by the fall but from the heat and dry boiler.
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That's pretty cool that you can buy a new boiler from Aster
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