American Steam Railroad volunteer Steve Harvey takes your questions in this video, along with updating you on the progress of Reading 2100. Highlights include:
- Removal of the reflective tape on the running board skirting.
- Metal brackets in the tender that held in the fuel oil tank were removed, and surfaces cleaned.
- The steel floor of the cab was removed, so a new one can be fabricated.
- Thanks to your support, the fundraising campaign for the staybolts was a success! Volunteers are now cutting bar stock and drilling telltale holes, before the forging and machining process of these important boiler components.
We are now starting a new fundraising campaign for the welding of the staybolts. For just $9 you can put one staybolt in the firebox, and bring us even closer to performing a hydro test on the boiler. Click here to sponsor one today!