First startup for 2012 - Lehigh Valley #211
ex-Lehigh Valley Railroad ALCO RS-3m #211 is started for the first time in
2012 at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. After pre-lubing
the EMD 567B prime mover and loading the cooling water amongst other
maintenance items, the cylinder pressure reliefs are spun out (actually one
was removed too as you will see and hear) and the engine turned over with
the fuel pump off. This allows condensation and any other contaminants in
the cylinders to be Exhausted to the
outside. Once that is complete, the reliefs are spun back in tight, the
fuel pump started, and the engine started as can be seen in this video shot
late on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2012.
Tractors of Paris
A unique collection of rusty old tractors outside Paris, Texas. An
Additional info as of November 2012: Things have changed!! See the new
movie "Tractors of Paris 2012" at http://youtu.be/2vHpM5Yrj6w
1959 Allis-Chalmers D17 plowing
This is my brother plowing with my 1959 D17 Allis-Chalmers gas tractor. I
think the plow is a model 53. The ground had been left alone for about 10
years and was pretty rough. Took a while to get the plow shined up and the
depth set but it's working pretty well now. Lots of stones, broke the tips
of the front and rear points later.
Allis Chalmers B Restoration Time Lapse
Lee J. Sackett restores antique tractors for customers all over the USA.
This is a time lapse video of the painting and assembly of a 1939 Allis
Chalmers model B tractor.
First Engine Start FW190
FW190A-8 Werknummer 173056 quickly roared to life Sept. 21, 2009 after 8
1/2 years of restoration work on the four major components of 173056: Tail,
fuselage, wings and engine. Located at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport at PAI
Aero, this restoration is a project of Don and Linda Hansens engineering
company. The engine was started but shut down quickly as a precaution due
to lack of oil pressure indication - found later to be an incorrect
pressure sender. Major Frank Hohmann from Flug-Werk in Gammelsdorf, Germany
worked intently for most of September, as did Don Hansen and crew Rusty
Gautreaux, Danny Trogé and Stephen Hansen to complete engine rigging. This
de-preservation/pre-oiling run was a smoky success, with the 2000HP Ash82T
engine starting instantly on the first try after 30 years in storage. The
first flight is planned for Summer, 2010.