Steam School 2017

Discussion in 'Steam School' started by edin, May 15, 2017.

  1. edin

    edin 28 Minneapolis #7700 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    That time of year is approaching!

    We'll have Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. #7700 steamed up and likely on the prony brake for engineers-in-training to get a bit of experience firing with coal under load during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Who else plans on attending steam school this year? Will the Thick and Thin and Briden-Roen mills both be up and running? Any other opportunities for engineers-in-training who have been through steam school in the past to get a few hours and some hands-on time?
  2. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Will be needing the #7700 at the TnT mill on Friday if possible. Will need engines for both Friday and Saturday for that matter.
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  3. RickW

    RickW WMSTR Lifetime Members WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Sanders and I are planning to get the Port Huron out of bed over Memorial weekend, and have it on hand for steam school as of our last dialogue a week or two ago. It seems there's doing to be done on steam school Friday, so I'll see about taking a day and showing up Thursday evening.

    Update: planning to investigate a clank detected last season over Memorial weekend. If fixable with minor adjustments, will plan to make the Port available to apply torque during steam school weekend. If not, will plan to sit in front of Merc to give students lever time.
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
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  4. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi all,

    I am happy to see this thread got started. If you or someone you know needs time steaming so you can take the test, this is an excellent opportunity. F0lks that have taken Steam School and those who have not are invited. During the mornings when this year's class is in the classroom, opportunities to get some hands-on time will be available. Hopefully we can have both the Red Brake and Blue Brake operating with engines. The Baker Fan should be ready to go, also. These are excellent places to practice and learn firing technique. If a person wants lever and driving time, I am certain engines will be available for that.

    After all that, Jeff and Rick have volunteered engines. Who else is available? If you want to be on one of the Brakes, please speak up.

    Jerry Christiansen
  5. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    The 20 Minneapolis will be out and about. If we are not otherwise engaged we can work with some students. I have not gotten my orders from the boss yet, so we may be doing some time on a sawmill.

    Darren Gunderson
  6. crystalaakre

    crystalaakre Mega Poster Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    We'll be out there. I hope to get some sawmill time in if anyone needs extra hands!
  7. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Darren, you are welcome and needed at the mill. Just saying.
  8. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    75 Case will be out and about and if the weather cooperates I know there is some interest from our crew in doing a spark show Saturday evening if the prony brake operators are on board
  9. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I will be out there for Steam School available to run either brake if we have engines and engineers that want time under load.
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