Weekend Report: Sunday was a very steamy day!
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It was an agreeable day with no rain to dampen proceedings but it was cold and damp enough that our steam engines made spectacular steam effects all day as we can see in these photos. The reassembled smaller steam engine, the Romulus, was steam tested it on the track late in the day. The news was mixed in that it steamed well but the valve gear is still far from correct. We discovered that the left side return crank had shifted sometime in the past by rotating the crank pin in the wheel. This should not happen and causes all sorts of havoc with the valve events when it does. The repair is straightforward but tedious. Romulus is presently way up in the air as shown in the photo below on the new lift table while we disassemble it yet again.
Posting by Michale Guy; Pictures by Lance Gleich