Last Chance this year

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by louie, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. louie

    louie Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    March is upon us that means the last circular pastry tasting event until this fall good thing because the donut bin started getting low and didn't want to have to use any of my seed stock we should be alright though also will be Last chance to get a beautiful 8x10 portrait of you and your favourite pastry while dazzling everyone with your vast knowledge of questionable information we have a few things to finish up hopefully if time can be found in between the beautiful sunshine lectures transmission for loader is done ready to go back together the hand holes for the merry go round boiler have been found they can .be out and boiler tested continue work on water truck change over make frame for water tank on trailer for new pressure washer and I saved the best for last Kelly of Casey Jo's catering fame will be cooking lunch again so if you find yourself with time on your ‚úč 's this Saturday stop by Larson Welding and lend a hand hope to see you there
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  2. Ray Wangler

    Ray Wangler Intermediate Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    "if time can be found in between the beautiful sunshine lectures "!! Really? You must be getting extra sleep to come up with eloquence like that!! and of course, " dazzling everyone with your vast knowledge of questionable information"...................beautiful, just beautiful. Hoping to make it if the weather cooperates. I'm out of work, the trucks for the Ortner tender are done. Maybe Clayton will let me help him again? I wouldn't miss lunch.
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  3. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi all,

    The camera worked one more time and I got a few pictures of the last work weekend of this season. That means that next month is Steam Up!

    The tender for the Ortner was finished last month. It was not back in the shop this month.

    The boiler for the Merry Go Round was back in.
    It came in assembled as shown above. We had discussion last month if the new metal is called the smoke box or not.
    Here is a view from a slightly different angle. Some of the old metal can be seen in the picture below.


    Whatever the correct name is for the new metal, the crew took it back off.

    Aidan is the young fellow shown, I believe he and his dad drove about 10 hours to get here.

    We couldn't find the hand hole plates last month. I don't know who found the plate or where they were, but they got installed along with all the necessary plugs.

    It is a good thing Aidan showed up. He is the only one with small enough hands to reach in and start the fusible plug.

    After filling the boiler with water, it was warmed up to a bit above room temperature before it was pressure tested.

    Apparently the test went well, Charlie is smiling as he helps drain and prep the boiler for out side storage.

    More pictures to come,

    Jerry Christiansen
  4. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi all,
    Wow, it has almost been a week since posted the last pictures.

    The pay loader was back in the shop this weekend. Clayton posted pictures of the repairs to the transmission in post #12 in last month's thread. You can see it here:

    The crew got pretty dirty taking the loader apart. Before it came back in the shop it got a bath.
    Here it is ready for work.
    Notice how clean the work area is.

    The transmission came in the door via the hoist.
    It is squeaky clean, too.

    Here it the reason for all the work.
    This is the new spline that Jane, Louie and Clayton installed.

    Here is look at the old one.
    This is a hard piece to take a picture of. Notice the rust, the splines are worn enough that it would not drive the hydraulic pump.

    I didn't get back to this area quick enough. The transmission is in, and the engine is going in. IMG_4336.JPG

    The air compressor on this loader always had a hard time keeping up. The original equipment compressor is on the left in the picture below. The compressor from the old Thirst Quencher (TQ) is on the right.
    Notice the difference in the pistons. Brackets were made so the old TQ compressor would fit on the pay loader.

    Here Louie is installing the 'new' compressor.
    I am not sure how much fiddling he had to do so the hoses hooked up.

    The radiator is back in place. Klinger is hooking up the wires.

    I had to leave shortly after noon, to this is the last picture of this project I have. I don't know if the pay loader went out under it's own power or not. Hopefully, someone will add a comment or two about the progress.

    Jerry Christiansen
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  5. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I left at 2:00 and it looked like it was going to need another partial day to finish, due to needing some fittings and such.
  6. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi all,

    More pictures.
    The 'new' Thirst Quencher was back in.


    The hose reel from the old truck had some updating.
    Doxey did a bit of metal work to stiffen up the mount.

    Here you can see the hose on the 'new' truck.

    You can tell this picture was taken earlier in the day than the picture above. Before the reel was put in place, the brake air chambers were replace with some from the 'old' TQ. Those chambers were nearly new.
    Since I left a bit after dinner, I don't know how much more progress happened on the TQ. Hopefully someone will let us know.

    In case anyone was wondering,
    doughnuts were present. Wimpy said they weren't any good and that he would eat them all so no one else would need to suffer.

    This trailer was back in again.
    The plan is to get the tank mounted, then mount a hot water pressure washer on the trailer.

    Merle has the cross members welded in place and is getting close to strapping the tank in place.

    A flat piece of steel plate is being shaped to fit on the opposite end of the trailer. Before noon, this was welded in place. I believe this was done do extend the trailer for other the washer and other things that will go on this unit.

    Jerry Christiansen
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  7. JLWithers

    JLWithers Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    We know Aidan well in the Otto building. Very energetic young man. I'm sure he had a blast.
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  8. curtis rice

    curtis rice WMSTR Lifetime Members WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thanks to everyone at the workday and the Otto bld for including Aidan in on the fun he had a great time helping. He's counting down the days to head back. Thanks

  9. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Curt, Louie and I got the case loader running and moving this past Saturday. We had a few issues but all in all it did not go to bad, it moves forward and back and the hydraulics and newer style air compressor seems to work good. Wiring on this unit is a rats nest and I believe Bob C. and Louie have decided to just rewire it so it gets done correctly and will work.

    Thanks to all that helped with this project so the show now has a working loader again.
  10. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thanks again for coming and bring Aidan I'm not sure how we would have gotten the fusible plug in the merry-go-round boiler without him. It just goes to show that there's always help needed no matter how big the helper is!!!!
  11. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member


    Thanks to you three for putting in the extra time on the loader. I am sure the larger capacity air compressor will be a good deal for that outfit.

    Jerry Christiansen

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