Re: Whats on the bench/Durango sand house question
You are looking at the remains of 498. The rivet line appears to be a large diamond-shaped patch applied to the inside of the boiler barrel around the bottom of the rear course.
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Subject: Re: [HOn3] Whats on the bench/Durango sand house question
Thanks for the sand house photographs.
Looking out the door of the 1981 photo, I see the #3 & #4 drivers of what is presumably a K-36 or K-37, with the boiler stripped down to the bare shell. On the barrel's belly there is an extremely odd pair of diagonal rivet lines, not at all like the usual form of longitudinal boiler shell seam. Does anyone actually know what these represent?