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Old 03-13-2017, 03:40:32 PM
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That door is Waterous's first attempt at breaking into the wood fired/steam heat pizza oven business
It's really just access doors to a storage compartment between the water box and boiler barrel. Seems like a good place to store the steel picks that can be inserted into the rear wheels for tamping and ripping road base. Looks like a real good place to warm up dinner as well

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:22:40 AM
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Here's a sample of the design and colour of the detailing for the Waterous, as close to the original per the 1912 sales catalogue . My guy left to go work a movie set out in Canmore that is slated to go into production next month, but will be back in a week and a bit to start again on it. Starting to warm up and most of the snow and ice is gone so maybe will be able to open the doors and get it out into the sunshine soon.

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Well, yesterday , May 13th was the day. We had the variance for the lap seam boiler approved by ABSA several weeks ago for a higher operating pressure, as calculated using the NDE reports and specifications of materials,construction, etc., pending a hydro and in service inspection. I spent a couple of long days getting everything in place for the scheduled inspection to start at 11 AM. with our local Inspector and the Chief Inspector for the entire Province of Alberta present. I had filled the boiler the day before with warm water and it was the required 70 F. for the test. We pumped up the Waterous and other than a small weeping throttle valve, it held for 30 minutes no problem. Since the roller is a English design, there is no steam dome [ the engine is the dome] , and there is no way to isolate the throttle valve. We then drained the boiler down to 1/2 a glass and started the first fire at 12:00 sharp. This is the first fire in it for +/- 65 years. Bringing the pressure up slowly we popped the safety 1 hr later, and everything worked like it was supposed to, other than the usual gremlins associated with something sitting for so long. . We then proceeded to each take a turn driving and firing, playtime lasted for 3 more hrs. It was a great day, being able to bring a artifact back to life after so many years of abandonment and be able to retell its history to many of our guests who have never seen a steam roller operate before. A special THANK YOU to Dave Rose and Rob Bryce for their help to make this roller the first of many "new" lap-seam boilers come back into service in Alberta.

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Old 05-14-2017, 11:33:36 PM
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I have never understood why there wasn't steam jacketed cylinders built on this side of the Atlantic. Your cylinder is always hot and ready to go. No need for cylinder cocks. Eliminating a big part of that condensation had to save a lot of water and there by fuel.
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That roller is a thing of beauty, congrats on bringing her back to life!!!

I have a Lane & Bodley stationary steam engine with a steam jacketed cylinder, when I first took the head off I was quite taken aback, and didn't know exactly what I was looking at since I'd never seen one! They're not unheard of here in North America.

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Brian,
I hope to see and hear that Waterous some day.
Now that you've got some of these projects out of the way, I suppose you will be tackling the Selkirk next?
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Well............probably not right away. That's a BIG piece of iron and it wont fit in the Roundhouse but, it might be moving soon. The City is proposing to widen out the road out front and its in the way so it might have to be moved, where we don't know yet or when. Doesn't matter, I have a couple other projects to finish anyway. We have some good video of the Waterous in action and hopefully this upload works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zFunibVxo

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And another one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zFunibVxo
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A thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing.
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Great work gentleman
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Another question did this roller have a ripper on the back of it at some point as i see a piece of angle iron on the back of the roller or would that have been for the scrapers?


Found some video of the roller in action


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