Pump station. Looking north at pumpstation Lift #3 District Seven water district. Originally a steam plant, western part of building. Eastern part (Seven windows) built for the Nordberg in 1921.
West End Pumphouse Looking ENE at boiler house of original steam plant. The big rusty pipe stuck into the chimney was the muffler for the Waukesha's that took the place of the Nordberg. Since replaced.
North side North side of the Nordberg showing all six of the cylinders and the starting air storage cylinders. The 'run' levers are along the side of the engine right above all the lube injectors. The left guage on the start-air manifold goes to 1500 pounds. Different handwheels on the air bottles feed into different parts of the start cylinder. (Left end of the engine) The big pipe along the catwalk is the induction air manifold..
North side Lube Three lube injectors and lube oil filters at operators start position. The bigger pipe coming out of the floor is the lube oil supply, the little one is bypass back to the tank under the floorplates. The start/run levers are right above the lube pipes but are not too apparent in the picture.
Fuel and Lube Leaky fuel storage tanks. Against east wall of pumphouse. Two 250 gallon fuel tanks and a 200 gal lube oil tank, which feeds another aux tank under the floorplates beside the engine. Vines under tanks came in through window underneath. I have not yet been able to trace out the fuel routing.
Starting cylinder Starting cylinder/supercharger? with start-air compressor in foreground. #1 run cylinder exhaust pipein left background. Don't understand the significance of the four black caps bolted onto the inlet and exhaust ports of the compressor ... The intake air 'strainer' is atop the left hand manifold and the hand wheel shaft goes up near it high up in the overhead. Big vertical pipeon right is cooling water. (I think) Catwalk and ladder on right side.
Starting air Air storage cylinders and connecting manifolds. A great deal of the air bottles are under the floorplates. No idea of capacity. Main guage behind bottles reads to 1500 PSI.
Run Cylinders #1 and #2 Bad picture of rocker/injectors and one head. #1 cylinder lost in gloom. (Light from windows fooled auto exposure in camera) Overexposed nearest rocker and pushrod assy. Taken from catwalk lookinf toward the east end of the engine. Start cylinder in DEEP gloom.
Run Cylinders #1-#3 Taken through window from outside the building.good view of the front three run cylinders and back side of start cylinder. BIG pipes are the exhausts going down into the floor sump where the exhaust manifold is. Funny little skinny horizontal pipes just over the exhaust ports have the romex in them going to the little gadgetscrewed into the exhaust pipe. Each cylinder has one, and they're for all the world like EGT probes! All five of them converge at the vertical pipe fastened to the #3 exhaust pipe and go down into the floor sump. Never found them coming out...... Various coolant pipes going to the heads and cylinders, and what looks like inspection portson the cylinders themselves.... Suggestions as to their purpose? Inspection covers into the crankcase near the bottom of the picture.
Exhaust side Good shot of "EGT probe into #4 exhaust pipe, and 'inspection' ports on cylinders. Exhaust pipes are about 10 inch cast.
Start Cylinder (South side) Intake manifold showing handwheel shaft going up to the intake strainer. It's a perforated box made out of brass about 12"x16" WAY up ther near the cieling. The little short cylinder and head on the right end is the compressor for the start air. Wish I knew what the long skinny shaft goes up to the intake about. Good view of the #1 cyl "EGT"probe........
Junked out 'Jimmy' One of the 'aux' Jimmy's used to handle light pumping loads. Converted to natural gas. There were four of these and three big old Waukeshas just inside the old boiler house when I used to visit ten years or so ago.....
Me and the dog. Me and Honeybun in my favorite chair. She shares it with me if I ask nicely. The keyboard and the monitor on my right are the new OS2 BBS and the ones on my left are my workstation.
Happy Lady! Dee just finished a thousand piece puzzle! She loves the things. I put together the sky.... It took her nine days to put it together.
Tired Dog! My delicate little Great Dane Poss. Registered name is Posa Negra of Waredane. Which means "Black hole" She's totally invisible in the dark.
View out my back fence. Taken a little over a week ago. Houses are now up to the corner on both sides of the street. The orchard they pushed out by 'accident' is in the background. They've now cleared that and are building two MORE streets north of the one where all the workmen's trucks are parked. You can see how far I USED to be able to see..... There'll be two houses in the open space behind the green transformer.... Next month I'll be looking in my neighbors bedroom windows if I look here.
Boo! Manor from east subdivision. I'm about halfway down the stree they just finished across the street from my house. The two palm trees I planted 30 years ago were two leaves. THe short one I planted fifteen years ago. They were flushing the storm sewers from the fireplugs is what that hose across the street is about. 95 lots in this subdivision.....
Boo! Manor just across highway. Here I'm just across the higway from the house standing in the circle of the new subdivision street. To the left is the subdivision entrance and the model home backed up to my south fence. Those damn flags in their yard drive us INSANE with their flopping and bangin the ropes on the flagpoles. The bigass ugly OBRA sign blocked out last possible view out of our office window. The poor bedraggled tree to the right of our drive in gate is the one where Dee stomped her feet and cussed the supervisor who was watching his backhoe destroy HER tree! We'll soon have houses out to the road where that right hand power pole is. Won't that be FUN!!