Steam School 2020

Discussion in 'Steam School' started by Jerry Christiansen, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi everyone,

    Clayton L started a thread about things happening at the Thick and Thin Sawmill on Steam School Weekend that you can see
    here.

    Steam School starts Saturday morning, June 20, at the Mercantile and continues on Sunday.
    Graduates of Steam School that need items checked off the punch list and time running an engine are invited to come back. During the mornings when the 2020 class is in the classroom, opportunities will be available to fulfill some of those tasks.

    Information about the Minnesota Historical Boiler License can be found here.

    Here is the list of items needed to check-off before taking the exam:

    1) Bring boiler up to operating pressure from cold start
    2) Maintain boiler water level using both types of feeding devices
    3) Monitor boiler water level with tri-cocks
    4) Test safety valve manually while under pressure
    5) Blow-down boiler, Including sight glass
    6) Prepare boiler for inspection, Ultrasonic and Hydrostatic
    7) Belt Engine up to pulley
    8) Operate engine on level, uphill, and downhill terrain
    9) Perform shutdown of engine (Emergency)
    10) Drain and clean boiler for storage

    We can't guarantee that every person will get to check off every item. We will be able to provide opportunity to check off several of them.

    If you are a graduate that needs experience, let us know so we can get you on the list.
    If you are an engineer that is willing to be part of this, let us know so we can be sure we have enough steam engines for the folks that are interested.

    Later,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
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  2. crystalaakre

    crystalaakre Mega Poster Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Please put me on the list Jerry. :)
     
  3. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi Crystal,

    You are in!

    Thanks for the response,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Jerry I know 2 of the 3 75hp Case's will be fired up for steam school weekend and probably the weekend before. If there's students that want to get some hands on here's 2 engines.
    Follow up question for Jerry or the other prony operators. Is it possible to have the blue brake set up by the red brake? The crews of the 75's would like to run them side by side.
    Anyone wondering I'm referring to the 1911 and the 1913 75's I'm not sure if the 1912 is going to be fired up
     
  5. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi Ned and everyone else,

    Thanks for offering a pair of engines!
    You bet we can have the Blue Brake next to the Red Brake. We have done that in the past for Steam School.

    Hopefully we will get some more names so we can have a bit of organization.
    Why am I saying that? When was the last time we knew what was going on?

    Later,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
  6. Sid Fossan

    Sid Fossan WMSTR Lifetime Members WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Count me in, I would love to get some time on Ned's engine. Sid
     
  7. Ray Wangler

    Ray Wangler Intermediate Poster Staff Member WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Sid, you're always welcome to help on a miniature.......I'll let you run the injector this time!
     
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  8. Sid Fossan

    Sid Fossan WMSTR Lifetime Members WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thank you Ray.

    Now that I know how to use the hand pump, graduating to the injector will cut down on my exercise routine but I am willing to sacrifice my physical fitness for this fine technical device.:D

    I would love to run your engine and Gavin has asked as well. We look forward to operating your steam engine.

    Stay healthy and wise. I am saving my strength for working at WMSTR.

    Sid
     
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