6133 Blog: 20 September 2016

6133 Blog: 20 September 2016

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Photos courtesy: Chris Fox

Photos courtesy: Chris Fox

John Carey and Chris Fox were working hard during several late nights this week at the Northwind Rail shops with their latest tear down and rebuild project, the subject in this instance being the spare Westinghouse 2-CY3-B Compressor that was acquired from donor unit 6213 at Moncton, NB.

The photos show the Westinghouse compressor with the timing belt guard off and the electric motor removed. The unit was undergoing cleaning and details of the manufacturer and builder plate serial numbers were archived for RPDX 6133’s records.

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This compressor will get a complete rebuild, which includes the following work:

  • New gaskets
  • Honed cylinders
  • Check and replace piston rings if necessary
  • Check end play on crank shaft and bearing surfaces
  • Check and replace high and low pressure valves if necessary
  • Paint complete unit
  • Orifice test unit for proper pressure and CFM (cubic feet per minute)

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