**LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:58 am

I have an insane idea. You know Train Sim World, the LIRR sim? Put a screen running TSW in the M7 sim. Load it with the LIRR DLC and a way to select a route or scenario. Program the cab controls to match the sim controls. And finally, make a way to walk around, because the sim requires that you walk to the cab. Then get a view that looks forward without seeing the cab, and boom! There is a fully functioning M7 simulator. Easier on paper, but I think it may be possible. Otherwise, I’ll just have to build my own cab. :-D
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:16 pm

From the Oyster Bay RR Museum-
Another update.
We are working through the winter and have 3 projects going on simultaneously.
The Ping Pong Coach/#35's tender and #35's cab.
Last Saturday, our master fabricator/Fred, created a new floor beam for installation. During this week, our other master fabricator/John P, took the previously installed side wall off of the fireman's side of #35's cab in order to clean up the welds on the frame and to weld in this newly fabbed piece.
With the years having taken its toll on the cab, like other steam locomotives that have to sit in the elements, adding back steel parts like this strengthen and stiffen up the entire assembly.
During a visit to the RR Museum of Pa in Strasburg, John found that the cabs on the G5s, L1s. M1s and K4s are identical. Imagine that! This will help us to fabricate components that were previously "cast" and allow us to continue the project.
You can see the progress photos on our Facebook page.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:01 pm

MADDOG wrote:From the Oyster Bay RR Museum-
Another update.
We are working through the winter and have 3 projects going on simultaneously.
The Ping Pong Coach/#35's tender and #35's cab.
Last Saturday, our master fabricator/Fred, created a new floor beam for installation. During this week, our other master fabricator/John P, took the previously installed side wall off of the fireman's side of #35's cab in order to clean up the welds on the frame and to weld in this newly fabbed piece.
With the years having taken its toll on the cab, like other steam locomotives that have to sit in the elements, adding back steel parts like this strengthen and stiffen up the entire assembly.
During a visit to the RR Museum of Pa in Strasburg, John found that the cabs on the G5s, L1s. M1s and K4s are identical. Imagine that! This will help us to fabricate components that were previously "cast" and allow us to continue the project.
You can see the progress photos on our Facebook page.
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And this past Saturday,
As John was cleaning up his welding from the previous weeks work, Fred was again fabricating another floor beam that will be added onto the engineer's side angle bracket to make it a channel like the fireman's side. And just for good measure, before the day was through, Fred also fabricated the last piece that will be added along the back wall to create the channel there. Due to a wiring issue on our compressor, we weren't able to needle scale the inside of the cab. It seems that it is coated in some sort of thick weatherproofing which needs to be removed so we can weld without setting it on fire. Is it possible this is just residue from the coal??
Meanwhile, George was busy cutting out the rest of the diamond plate on the Ping Pong Coach's East vestibule. By opening up this area of the floor, we can plan on removing the damaged steel and ordering up new steel angles and channels for replacement. Luckily, it isn't as bad as we thought. When the air compressor comes back from repairs, we can complete the job of cleaning out the delaminated steel at the underside.
Photos can be viewed on our Facebook site.

From all of us at the Oyster Bay RR Museum, We wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Greetings from the Oyster Bay RR Museum!
Our first volunteer session of the new year was a wash out for Saturday, so what do you do?
Change it to Sunday!!
A huge day for us as we (Fred/John P/Bernard and I) were able to get the Engineers side floor brace and the rear cab brace fitted and welded into place.
At the same time, the last piece of the fireman's side wall was welded up which in effect now completes almost all of the fireman's side wall work.
Our focus is now on adding in a length of "C "channel from one side to the other to allow for fore and aft braces to be welded in. after that, we can then raise up the entire cab and begin the addition of the steel flooring and the repairs to the cabs outer steel shell. Trust me when U say that there will be a lot of steel repair's/replacement!
And while that was going on, George was able to remove the entire floor inside the West end vestibule. This flooring is diamond plate which after all of the years had patches and shims and who knows what was done to keep the car going. Some new angle pieces and a couple of steel patch panels will bring us to the point of being able to cut and fit new diamond plate to both the East and West floors.
After this, we will work on repairing the cars shell.
For the Tender, we are going to create a few new patch panels and get them welded into place to create a more weather/water tight tank.
This coming Saturday, we expect many more hands which will give us a few folks to go over to the train station to get some work done there.
To view photos from our progress, go to the Oyster Bay RR Museums Facebook page.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:30 pm

Our weekly update from the Oyster Bay RR Museum.
On a cold wintry day in the yard, our master fabricator Fred, cut and welded in the last 2 parts of the sub floor assembly for the cab of #35.
We can now install the diamond plate floor.
Also, one of the 2 pieces of steel for the back wall will be ready to go back in next session and the other can be cut and fitted into place.
While that was going on, George and Gary were busy getting the north east staircase riser of the Ping Pong Coach cut out and a new one crafted by Fred, installed. George was also busy cutting off brackets from the old vestibule floors of the Ping Pong Coach coach to get them ready to bolt into the new steel floor plates to be created in a couple of weeks.
Steve T, not to be outdone. Hooked up an electrical line into our little yard office. By installing a 40 watt bulb into the fridge, we were able to create enough warmth to keep the primer and coffee machine warm enough not to freeze, therefore allowing us fresh coffee at our volunteer work sessions. This has proven to be a huge hit!
Next week, our electrician should be back so we can get up into the collector box to wire up power from PSE&G to the motor.
It was a long 8 hour day, but with just the 4 of us, it got done!!
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby hondajohn » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:51 am

#35's cab had suffered severe structural corrosion throughout, but the floor, lower frame, and lower walls were in the worst condition. In some sections, the material had disintegrated completely, and the cab was in danger of literally falling apart. Several years ago, museum volunteers fabricated a temporary lower frame to stabilize the cab in preparation for heavy repairs.

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This past December, our volunteers traveled to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to take reference measurements and photographs from PRR G5s #5741. That information was then used to draft a brand-new set of blueprints for an improved lower frame, utilizing modern materials and construction methods. We finished fabricating the basic structure this past weekend, and will soon complete the lower wall sheetmetal before tackling the upper walls and roof.

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby RGlueck » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:41 am

I'm very glad to see an effort made to stabilize and saved some of #35's original fabric. Likewise, I'm glad to see you guys working through the winter. The two LIRR G5's need a solid "push" to get them moved back into the limelight of active restorations. I do hope OBRM makes their G5s a highlighted priority in 2019.
Thank you for the photos and notification.
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