Steam Locomotive Cylinder Head Repair
- Published: 05 August 2016
- The 1917 Vulcan Iron Works steam locomotive at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture developed a steam leak on the front left cylinder. In this video, we take the head off to determine the location of the steam leak and then do a fix to the head - repairing a tapped hole for they cylinder drain cock in the museums machine shop by using the Wells Index vertical milling machine to mill a pocket out above the old hole and replacing it with a cast iron plug that was turned to size on a Lodge and Shipley metal lathe and then tapped properly. This was then brazed and locked in place with some set screws. With this repair, we can get our narrow gauge train back on track!
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