Glad to help out, Wayne!
My advice with that stove would be to be careful to avoid getting the "ceiling" of the firebox red, and especially not for any length of time.
You can get the stove pretty darn hot before that happens, but she'll fire up quickly, especially when first fired after being cleaned, and surprise you if you turn your back on her for a few minutes too long.
Other things are that you will shake lots of ash (and dust) out the front if you shake it with the ash pan in its proper place.
I find that if I pull it out about an inch, shake it, then use a small shovel to shovel out the ash that fell behind the pan I get the least dust possible.
Both of the shaker levers are topped by bakelite knobs that screw on. They have an impressive habit of unscrewing while you shake the stove, and I took mine off for their own protection, while I look for a pair of metal knobs that I won't be worried about stripping out or breaking.
The instructions for the stove advise you to remove the back of the smoke box to clean out accumulated fly ash every season.
Though I am that guy who takes everything apart, I try hard to avoid disassembling anything that I'm not sure will survive the process.
To clean out the smoke box on the back, I fashioned an attachment for my shop vac out of about two feet of PVC pipe (either 2½ or 3" - whatever fit on the end of the vacuum hose). I slowly heated the pipe with a heat gun and shaped its end flat with a nearly 90° bend to fit in through the flue connector and reach the bottom of the smoke box. Now I just vacuum it out once a year - easy!
Check the upper door for a good seal. The original gasket was asbestos. If it's fiberglass, it's been changed.
The door seems to want to warp, so that the upper corner above the handle is away from the stove and the lower corner is close to it. You may need to bunch your replacement gasket accordingly when the time comes.
Rutland makes a brown magnetic stove thermometer that looks like it was made to go on this stove.
I keep it on the door, and run the stove anywhere from 200°F to about 600°F.
Running at 600°, I need to empty ash and shake 3-4 times a day. I can get away with once a day at 200°.
The fire fence tends to change shape slightly with firing, and the two tabs at the top corners that latch it into place get too tight when it's hot.
I would recommend using a high speed hand grinder to remove a bit of metal from each, so that you can open the fire fence if you need to.
A word of advice: Do not do this while there is a pile of ash in the stove or on the floor. Those grinders do make a bit of a breeze.
I tend to load the stove with the coal slightly mounded against the back wall, avoiding leaning any against the fire fence.
If you burn coal against the fire fence, it will burn up after a few years.
I find that if tended well, the stove seems to go about two weeks before needing to be cleaned of ash that wouldn't drop down (and small clinkers if run around 600°).
Let me know if you have any questions about the stove as you start to use it.
ps: Here's a picture I took of my dog warming her belly in front of the stove as I wrote this:
(pardon the ash - wife's in Florida!)