Saturday, April 11, 2009

Raising the crankshaft

Last Saturday, Sam Thompson and Mark Bruto mounted the middle eccentric onto the crankshaft of the Diamond and Caldor No. 4 Shay locomotive. The project took most of the morning. The crankshaft was lifted in place. Sam is now ready to re-assemble the rest of the engines.

Sam (foreground) and Mark raise the crankshaft using a pair of screw jacks.

Mark slid under the firebox to help Sam mount the eccentric.

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