11/5/2014: Kelly Springfield Work Night

Wow!! That was a great Wednesday worknight at BLW as more progress was made on the Kelly Springfield steam roller.

All Roots members are welcome to come help, so spread the word.

We have a growing pile of parts from the roller that need some TLC. We had some goals for the evening; dropping the ash pan, removing the wheels, and removing the rear water tank and operators platform. We accomplished all of this and more. When Bruce Evans rang the 8 PM gong (meaning we're done), we were just moving the rear water tank across the shop.

The evening was highlighted by two very experienced steam engineers joining the Kelly Springfield crew, Wes Brubacher and Jimmy Booth. It was a pleasure to have them both.

As the dis-assembly phase starts to wind down, we will begin to focus on specific components of the roller; the boiler, the engine and gearing, water tanks, prepping for painting, etc.

Thanks to the crew for showing up to move the project forward. 

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Jimmy Booth and the Kelly Springfild Planetary Drive
Kelly Springfield Crew at Baldo Locomotive Works 11.5.2014
Rigging the Kelly Springfield Boiler
Overhead crane being used to hoist heavy parts
Keith Rongey rolls a Kelly Springfield road roller wheel