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Old 04-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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259E Revisited

In the Junk Box I started working on a second 259e or at least parts of it.
This thread is not to be confused with the 259e Revival.

Basically I bought a shell and beat up motor. Or should I say a really beat up shell and motor. So popular was this auction that I was the only one bidder.

The old and the new or is it the other way around???

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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The motor was rusty so cleaning was in order. I tested the armature and it works.

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Shields / Shell

The shell as TJ coined as the Doomed Domes.

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Except for the boiler section the frame and shell are in great shape.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:36 AM   #4
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Hammer Action

I worked on the copper domes a little at a time using a variety of hammers and washers to get the curve back. I also dismantled the shell.

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I started on the boiler section too.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #5
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Old with Dust

The frame and steamchest.

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I reviewed TJ's Junk Yard Dog and found this one is in better shape aside from the center crush.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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Can't wait to see what this looks like, this one really will be a rescue from the dead!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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Pure craftsmanship - I'm in awe

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:41 AM   #8
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See More? Strip Time

Just in. So far the paint is sliding off. The first 259e I had to do three strips before I saw any metal. It may just be the oven cleaner. A cheep one dollar brand.

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The power fizzled out at the bottom of the can for the cab and steam chest.

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #9
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More Motor

The back side was all grease ir shined right up. The front side got the rust.

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Always get the motors with axle bearings!

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Mostly a dremel sanding drum was used on the frame. Scotchbrite for the copper.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #10
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2nd round

I think I will solder the cab sections together. It will help with the cab angle and prevent the Dreaded Slant.

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It REALLY helps when the paint just slides off. I understand now how much TJ's elves work on the shine.
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