The Nebraska Engine photos

Lee

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I thought I would start a new thread as this is new information. First I would like to thank Mike and Linda Johnson of Newfolden MN, who while on one of the trips to get the engine, took these photos of the disassembly. I would also like to thank Jeff Nielson who scanned those photos onto a disk.
So here we go.

Here is the engine at the Western Sugar plant in Nebraska. Note the jackhammer busting up the base so they could get a jack underneath the cylinder.

A view along the connecting rod and crank disk.

The crosshead.

Probably the most unique feature of the engine is the dual flywheels.

This will give you an idea of the size of the flywheels.

Here is a shot of the center crankshaft bearing.

A photo of the Corliss valve gear.
There was also a two cylinder steam powered air compressor that was brought back at the same time.
I hope everyone enjoys the photos and a final thanks to Mark K. for the thread on posting photos off of Photobucket.
 

Lee

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Here is a photo of the "other" Nebraska engine.

It is an two cylinder steam powered air compressor that was right beside the Corliss engine.
The disk I have contains many photos that show both of these engines in various stages of disassembly. If anybody would like a copy of the CD please send me a PM with your name and address and I will send you a copy. Thanks Jeff Lee
 

Lee

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Here is a photo taken by Wayne Johnson (Mike and Linda's son).
From right to left:Royce Granlin, Dennis? Goodyke, Mike Johnson, Jim Todahl, Bennet Moen.




The second year crew was made up of Elroy Amunson, Mark Hamre, Mike Johnson and Linda Johnson.
Please correct me if I am wrong on any of this. I believe proper credit should go to all parties involved.
 

Tim Moen

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Jeff, First of all ,I, wish to thank you!!! You took the bull by the horns and tracked down this most important information!! Second, Thanks for knowing how to put the pics on the Forum. Everyone, these are but a sample of the pictures that Jeff has been able to find. We now have an idea of what we will looking for ...... aaaahhhmmm....Well --Just blew the transfer-case on the pickup getting home to 12 inches of snow-----TwoWeeks ???? Jeff And Kory, thanks for converting the pics to DVD. Folks, We need help.. We have heavy iron to move, and we need scavengers to find all the pieces. Between now and Steam School, would you please post or PM myself or Jeff--if you can help?? And what weekend?? (please refer to the two weeks downtime) I will try to see when most folks can make it and set a date. However, if you can't make it, don't worry--- lots of time to get involved. More info soon!!!! Thank You all-- Tim
 

Lee

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In the photo I posted of the crew, I mixed up a few names. It should read From right to left:Royce Granlin,Jim Todahl, Mike Johnson,
Dennis? Goodyke, Bennet Moen. I apologize for any confusion.
 

M Kerkvliet

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Great job on the thread Jeff! I am glad you were able to get all of the photos rounded up. They will sure be needed to get the engine back together! I had no idea that this engine was that big! I am sure happy that all of you folks are going to get everything collected and in one place again. Thank you to all involved!
 

Ray Wangler

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For those of you that don't know, the BOD of WMSTR decided last year (or maybe two years ago) to give the Nebraska engine to another show. The proprietors of that show, the South Central North Dakota Thresher's Association located at Braddock, ND (approx. 50 miles southeast of Bismarck) have intend to erect the engine on their show grounds in the next several years. They’re looking for a Project Manager and any help that might be available. If anyone is interested in working on the engine and project at it’s new home, I’ll be glad to hook you up with that team. Jeff, would you be willing to share the photos on disk or thumb drive for that group to mull over as they lay out their execution plan? PM me if you’re willing to do that. thanks and have a great day.

Ray
 

JLWithers

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They may want to come back and pick up the governor. Someone in the gas engine area was running it with a gas engine at what i feel was an unsafe speed for the base it is mounted to. Im sure the base is substantial enough for moving around and static display but it was really bouncing and wobbling all cribbed up trying to steady it. Would hate to see it tipped over and broken after all these years.
 

M Kerkvliet

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I don't understand the 3rd party hosting thing that is showing up on photo bucket accounts now. I have heard the same thing from others.

The good news is there is no longer a need to host with a 3rd party! It is easy to post pictures here now, and they are hosted by this site. You do have to resize them as most modern cell cameras (et,al) take HUGE pictures and this site does not resize them. If you have any questions... PM me.

Now back to the Nebraska Engine...!
 

Ray Wangler

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Mark, does that mean I can get to the pictures? If so, how? Little trouble with technology on this end............sorry.
 

M Kerkvliet

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Mark, does that mean I can get to the pictures? If so, how? Little trouble with technology on this end............sorry.
Not that I am aware of. Jeff would have to do something with his account and I am not sure what! I am sure he still has the pictures or could get them from Photobucket. Problem is that technology keeps changing!

Jeff does check in here from time to time and he will see this and get them to you.
 

karl stange

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When I had the disc of photos, I printed off and collated all the photos, making up 3 (light blue in color) binders.
Last I knew, Tim M., Jeff N., and I gave mine I had at the time, I think, to Jeff L.
I have not looked yet, but I think I still have all the photos on my hard drive.
I'll look and let you guys know what I find.
 

Alan Svanes

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Hello I'm part of the South Central Threshers in Braddock ND which now has the Nebraska Engine. Can anyone tell me how thick of a foundation it will take to set the engine on and slowly run the engine? This will take a lot of funds to set this engine up so I don't want to go any thicker than we have to but I want it done correctly. Thanks for any help. Alan
 

M Kerkvliet

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Hello I'm part of the South Central Threshers in Braddock ND which now has the Nebraska Engine. Can anyone tell me how thick of a foundation it will take to set the engine on and slowly run the engine? This will take a lot of funds to set this engine up so I don't want to go any thicker than we have to but I want it done correctly. Thanks for any help. Alan
Not sure Alan, but in the long run concrete is not the place to cut any corners. Do you have any drawings or anyone working with you folks who have tackled anything like this before?
 

M Kerkvliet

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I'll PM you with the name and contact information of the last person who took any interest in that engine at WMSTR. It might take me a couple of days to get it done.
 
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