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765 Update – 7/24/2022

By July 25, 2022Members Only

Submitted by Steve Winicker.


Most of the week’s work on the 765 was diagnosing and fixing the injector issues.  It was found some debris from a screen had worked is way into the injector combining tubes and blocked one of the nozzles preventing the water jet from forming. These obstructions were removed which should allow the injector to function properly, though we may need to make some adjustments to the valve lift once we have steam again.  Another project was adding a packing ring to the injector turret valve stuffing box.  This valve had been leaking around the stem when the valve was opened and closed.  The added packing ring should take care of the problem.


On the schedule before the next runs in late August is to replace a tender wheel set.  There has been a small flat spot on one of the wheels.  Removing that wheel set and having it turned should eliminate the problem.  Over the next few weeks, we will be disconnecting the tender from the engine.  Hopefully the wheel swap will take place in the INE shop.

Other projects underway over the next few weeks include:

  • Finishing the Emery – Doors are almost ready to hang, and the floor needs a second coat of finish. (INE shop)
  • Tom Nitza continues to mastermind repairs to the 25.  Wasted metal is being replaced along with some cosmetic work. (Casad)
  • Jerrad Bennet is prepping the 358 for paint.  Other plumbing wiring projects are being wrapped up as well under the direction of WD Miller. (Casad)

Check with the project managers for work schedules and projects needs.


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