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 Post subject: Hawaiian Railway Society to be back under steam with WACo 6
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:38 am 
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From the Akahele, the newsletter of the HRS:

"W.A.Co 6 TO RUN UNDER STEAM AGAIN!

On Wednesday, September 13, the Board of Directors voted 7 ? 0 to approve a plan to fully restore steam locomotive Waialua Agricultural Company Number 6, more commonly known as WACo 6.

The restoration will include a new boiler designed and built by Matt Austin, President of HSE ? Shelton, LLC, located on the mainland. The cost of the new boiler will be $140,000.00.

The move to put WACo 6 back on track has been in the planning stages for some time. The members of the WACo 6 Restoration Committee are the same committee members who raised the money needed for the Land Purchase Fund. "

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$140,000 for a boiler? Hey, maybe I'm in the wrong business.

BM, got any openings for an apprentice? :D

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First I would ask if that figure included shipping from the mainland, but I would maybe ask if Boilermaker would comment about that quote. It does seem high to me, but then it's been a few years since the last time I saw a quote for a boiler for a locomotive that size.


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Bruce R Pier wrote:
First I would ask if that figure included shipping from the mainland, but I would maybe ask if Boilermaker would comment about that quote. It does seem high to me, but then it's been a few years since the last time I saw a quote for a boiler for a locomotive that size.


That amount may be resonable considering the vast number of calculations necessary to generate an FRA form 4, and if Hawaii's workman's comp rates are comperable to California (around 25 per 100) you can see how the costs can mount. Longitudinal welds in the barrel need to be x-rayed, heat treating costs, etc. etc. ad nausea.

I am overseeing a similar project here is CA on the rebuild of a Shay locomotive, and since it is a TEA grant, all work and documentation has to be done to Caltran's standards, aka more paperwork. Hopefully the island boys will have some grant money left over for some mechanical work as well.

Does Pullman have a pic of the #6 he can post?

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 Post subject: WACo 6
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That $140000 was fob Ewa, HI and the all welded boiler was to be constructed on the mainland.

The locomotive is the logo of the HRS.

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I'll post more details later.

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15 steam locomotives in Hawaii, and 4 of them are numbered "6". What are the odds? (Rhetorical question).

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More from the Akahele:

Waialua #6 Return To Operational Status
By Matt Austin

No. 6 was operational mechanically when boiler failed. Minimal damage to running gear appears to have occurred since that time. Limited operation should be possible without major mechanical overhaul.

A new replacement boiler can be constructed without removal of the present boiler from the locomotive. The following routine maintenance events can be completed before the installation of the new boiler.

Recommended practice would be to complete each task before another is attempted. This prevents misplacement of critical parts and provides a constant sense of accomplishment in the project management.

Rebuild events independent of boiler:
? Running gear:
? Pistons ? clean and check for broken rings
? Slide valves ? clean and lap
? Crossheads ? check alignment and gib wear
? Main rods ? dress wrist pin and main pin
? Side rods ? check for tram and binding
? Crank pins ? check for alignment
? Driving wheel journal boxes ? remove cellars and repack if necessary
? Driving wheel axles ? ultra sound for cracks check for tram
? Valve gear ? clean oil galleries, check for binding
? Spring rigging ? check for binding
? Trailing truck ? remove cellars and repack if necessary
? Trailing truck springs and journals ? check for binding
? Brake rigging ? check for binding

Systems:
? Water tank ? check for leaks
? Fuel tank ? check for leaks
? Air brake cylinders ? check for function
? Air brake piping and components ? reassemble and check for function
? Steam piping and components ? reassemble and check for leaks


Here is the formal proposal from Matt Austin?s company to build the new boiler for WACo 6:

Proposal to Provide New Boiler for Steam Locomotive Waialua Agricultural Co. No. 6

HSE ? Shelton, LLC proposes to provide to the Hawaiian Railway Society, Ewa, Hawaii:

1. New boiler of welded construction as a replacement for the existing riveted boiler.
2. Boiler shall be designed and constructed in accordance with newly established FRA Part 230 Standards and the ASME Power Boiler Code Section I.
3. Boiler design shall conform to the existing outer dimensional envelope with minor modifications to account for conversation from riveted to welded construction. Boiler to frame and smoke box attachment points to be maintained.
4. Design changes shall be incorporated in accordance with modern boiler technology.
5. Mud ring shall be riveted.
6. Stay bolts shall be hollow, attached by welding.
7. Existing throttle assembly shall be incorporated in the new boiler.
8. Feed water, blow down, safety valve and auxiliary steam connections shall be as existing.
9. Studs and bolting for boiler attachment shall be provided with the boiler. Installation shall be the responsibility of the HRS.
10. Documentation provided shall include all applicable ASME calculations, an executed ASME P-2 Data Report form, all applicable FRA Form 4 calculations and a complete set of construction prints in AutoCAD format.

Terms and Conditions

1. Charge for the new boiler f.o.b. Ewa, Hawaii is $140,000.00.
2. Delivery would be approximately 9 months from acceptance of proposal.
3. Payment terms are 50% deposit on acceptance of proposal, 25% progress payment upon fabrication of components and 25% concurrent with delivery.
4. Proposal price shall be valid until October 15, 2006.

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Wow, someone actually "answered" a rhetorical question. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaiian Railway Society to be back under steam with WACo 6
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:24 pm 
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The Hawaiian Railway Society website still show WACo #6 as on display status. Does anyone have an update on this new boiler? Has it been built, shipped, installed, or ??? :?:

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