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#46 Inaugural Run

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It's Alive!

Took the Daylight out for it's inaugural run on Sunday October 5, 2008.  What a great time.  Couldn't be happier with the results.  Have some minor adjustments to make but overall, she ran great.  It steams up and keeps a head of steam easily.  I made it around the club track without loosing pressure even though I was still figuring out how to adjust everything to get her to run smoothly.  As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't look like a Daylight yet except for the smokebox door and side rods/valve gear.  Now that I got the mechanical parts done I can concentrate on the skyline casing, the skirting and the front pilot per the Daylight.  Oh, and the all important red-orange paint scheme.  Here's a few pictures of the event.

Here she is just loaded off the trailer.  It was the first time the tender was connected to the engine.  Had to cut hoses to length and put the ends on and make sure everything fit without interference.

 

Here I am going around the track for the first time.

 

As you can see from my face, I am having a great time.  Ran the engine for over 4 hours straight!

Here's a few videos on YouTube

Daylight Steam-Up

Daylight First Run

 

Now for the Post-Steam-up review and tweaks...

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