New (to me) Axeman 260

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:42 am

Sure Steve: pull back on the stick, and the houses get smaller, push forward on the stick, the houses get bigger.


In my 182 in marginal conditions (HA) in my spiral dive I pulled back on the wheel houses got much bigger and I got dizzy.Of course, as a VFR pilot even the worst IMC stuff was just marginal conditions. Then I was young and stupid, now I am old and really stupid.
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:29 pm

Yep, if you are in a spiral dive, pulling back on the stick will NOT make the houses smaller.. but that's getting into 'advanced' piloting techniques.. :lol:

The real trick is to NEVER get into a spiral dive !!

Hey Townsend, isnt' it time for a photo or two of your progress? You know how we love photos here on the forum !!

Greg L

I'm gonna go out to the boiler room and give the aa a pat on the flue..
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:00 pm

Coming along on the install. Even though I photographed the take down process a few sections must have got bypassed with the camera. Good thing that young Coaledsweat dropped by for the assist. He's an ace with the tap set as well.
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:39 pm

Wow, look at the size of the steam supply pipe !! it looks like the flue for many stoves !!

Keep at it Steve, a little at a time and soon you'll be lighting that match!!

My AA is home alone, both myself and my Caretaker are gone for the weekend, So I expect to see a full or maybe overflowing ash pan on Sunday/Monday.
But, that's what shovels are made for !! Five days in mild ~40-50* weather: maybe the pan won't be overflowing.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Greg L
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:05 pm

LsFarm wrote:Wow, look at the size of the steam supply pipe !! it looks like the flue for many stoves !!

Because of that pipe thing looks like a steam locomotive without its wheels in that pic!
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:48 pm

Greg, I look forward to the time I can leave the house for a few days and still come back to a warm house and hot fire. And hopefully that time should come soon. I worked out some piping schematics with my steam man and we should be threading pipe in the near future.

Coaledsweat, she does resemble the front end of a steam engine! How fitting.
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:35 pm

I didn't notice that untill you mentioned it, but now every time I look at it, it DOES look like a steam locomotive !!

Steve: glad you got a plan in progress, it seems the last hand full of items always take the longest.

Give the dogs a pat and a hug for me.

Greg
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:57 pm

LsFarm wrote:I didn't notice that untill you mentioned it, but now every time I look at it, it DOES look like a steam locomotive !!

Steve: glad you got a plan in progress, it seems the last hand full of items always take the longest.

Give the dogs a pat and a hug for me.

Greg


That last handful of items also ends up costing more than you expect. Steve, pretty soon you will get the shakes and start to sweat just thinking about another trip to the supply house. :D
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Fran654 On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:34 pm

how right you are rob.. ime i thought i had it all there was something i needed , always cost 20 bucks ,,ha-ha, but in the end it is worth every penny ,every minute , it took to get my 130 up and going, heat 72 deg in house and all the hot water you can dream about for less than 5 dollars a dfay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice work steve you will be very happy im sure, take care tommy
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:20 am

That last picture is awesome Steve! Get a blue and white striped hat on Dude, and blow that whistle!
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:11 am

Steve, the hat is in the works!

The boiler itself is pretty much completed. Here it is as it sits, waiting for piping and wires.
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:18 am

Sick! The front looks like something out of Mad Max. :clap:
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:43 am

Steve, are you going to start hooking up the steam piping this week? Did you get the coal hopper designed and set up?

Greg L
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:20 am

Greg, yes, piping should start at the end of this week. We are getting together Wednesday night to finalize some plans and hopefully begin Thursday or Friday. I'm doing some wiring tonight on it.

As for the bin I'm going to use a temporary affair until I pour the rest of the basement floor with concrete in the spring. Coaledsweat brought over a 275 gallon oil tank. I'm planning on setting that up as bin for this season.
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:07 am

Looks awesome! Great job Steve. :clap: Let's get it hooked up, it's getting cold outside.
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