EMMA SWEENY – NEW PARTS
You Can Help!
We need modelers, in wood or metal, to make full size models of components that are missing from Emma Sweeny. Choose from the list below where there is a blank for the volunteer’s name, and we will send you either a full- or half-size drawing, as appropriate, for the model and instructions.
Essentially, we are using hardwoods, such as white ash, oak, and mahogany, but NOT poplar, and waterproof glue, such as Titebond III or Gorilla Glue. We will seal, prime, and paint the models here, using high quality materials. Metal parts will be aluminum in general, and iron when bends make aluminum impractical.
Drawings — Parts still needed, June 1, 2013
This list will probably change as we examine the locomotive more closely. Not listed are parts for which a volunteer has chosen to make but is not finished yet. Some parts not amenable to independent home shop work are not listed, e.g., cab roof ribs, ventilator hatch, and deck footplate.
Drawing No. Specific Part
#7E Smokebox hand grab from step to headlight (iron)
#8 Two pilot steps and brackets (iron)
#11 Whistle linkage from steam dome to cab (iron)
#13 Smokestack base (wood)
#15 Turbo generator platform & brackets (wood or metal)
#16C Six recessed inspection plugs for boiler (wood)
#27 Auxiliary reservoir tank & brackets (wood; PVC pipe for cylinder)
#28A Special pipe fitting for auxiliary air reservoir (wood)
#103 Air reservoir, top of tender (wood; PVC pipe for cylinder)
#106 Complete coupler lift bar assembly: rods and brackets (iron)
#106 Both rear steps and brackets for tender (iron)
New Parts Received
August 27, 2011. Charlie Schumacher, with 34 years of experience in recreating Victorian woodwork for the Strater Hotel, reconstructed the first and most challenging component in wood: the bell and its yoke. Rod Barker, owner of the Strater, and Charlie shared in donating this beautiful piece of work. Don Jeter, CAL Steel, made and donated the aluminum anti-roll bar.
Charlie Schumacher made the air compressor, an assembly of seven separate models, in the fall. The blue and white cylinders are sections of plastic irrigation pipe. Originally, the cylinders were made of wood staves, like a barrel. The plastic cylinders area stronger and won’t have the tendency to separate as staves would.
In the early spring Charlie Schumacher made two copies of the the injector, which will be on the left and right sides of the boiler, just inside the cab. The tall handle works, as do the two valve stems, which will get antique round metal handles.
Later in the spring Charlie Schumacher made this assembly of the water glass, which has three valves. Antique metal handles will be placed on the valve stems. Not shown are the clear plastic windows that fit in slots in the water glass body.
During the 2011–12 school year, Lucas Sinning and Christian Vigil of Durango High School made the two safety (pop) valves.
During the 2011–12 school year at Bayfield High School, Cody Rose, Tyler Doscher, and James Lipska made the eight smokebox door lugs (two styles) and two door hinges.
In May 2012 Mitchell Lipska at Bayfield High School made two stanchions for the smokebox door handhold. Students will make the hand hold and end balls in the next school year.
During the 2011–12 school year students at San Juan College in Farmington made the 8 1/4-inch diameter steam gauge body and two versions of the 6-inch diameter air gauge bodies.
The G-6 automatic brake valve recon- structed by Ken Kukuk of Los Angles in March 2012. The red part at the bottom was still on Emma Sweeny. Ken followed the studio drawing and made the handle to work, using an internal latch spring and latch to hold the handle in its different positions.
Barry Stone of Mancos, Colorado, made two of these water valve fixtures in April 2012. Only the circular part (5-inch diameter) will protrude through a hole in the front of each water leg.
In June 2012 Charlie Schumacher made the turret and its seven valves. The vertical valve is the main steam valve. The others supply steam to appliances: the two larger ones to the injectors, others to the turbogenerator, air compressor, lubricator, and hose for steam cleaning. The slotted bar at top is for an emergency shutoff handle that protrudes through the cab roof.
The main parts of the draw bar and bracket were made by Howard Ray of Farmington, New Mexico, in the spring, and Charlie Schumacher added details this summer. The drawbar is 45 inches long.
Howard Ray of Farmington, New Mexico, made two flag stands in the spring. Some detail work remains to be done.
In July 2012 Ken Kukuk of Los Angeles added the missing pieces to the reducing valve. The pieces in red are original.
In July 2012 Ken Kukuk of Los Angeles added the missing pieces to the distributing valve. It will be mounted below the cab on the right side. The pieces in red are original.
Dave Taylor, Farmington, New Mexico, made two pressure relief valves (snifters) for the steam chests in the summer of 2012.
In the late summer or 2012 Charlie Schumacher made the new headlight in wood, with hinged panel on its left side to access the interior for installing a lantern and reflector. The acrylic lens is protected with paper. Don Jeter of CAL Steel donated the metal lens ring.