Prior to filling
the boiler with water, examine the water gauge glass to insure that it is not
cracked. If cracks are found, replace the glass prior to steaming the
locomotive. When replacing the glass, tighten the fittings finger tight.
Do not use a wrench since this may break the water gauge glass. Remove the
safety valves and inspect them for damage. Lift the stems, using tweezers,
to insure the valves are not stuck closed.
O-rings and replace them if they are damaged. Replace the safety valves, screwing
them in a finger tight, until the O-rings just start to distort. The
boiler is now ready to be filled.
1. Fill the
boiler, using distilled water, to its specified capacity. The water can
either be poured in and through the filler plug, using a funnel, or pumped in.
the filler plug and roll the locomotive back and forth on the track was
observing the water level in the water glass. It should indicate a level
between 2/3 and 4/5 full and be free from air bubbles.
3. Fill the
tender's water tank to capacity.