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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:05 PM

Ray, I really like how you research things to be as correct as possible with whatever you build! Thank you for doing that!


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:14 PM

It must have been uncomfortably hot riding that close to the boiler.

 

 

Yes, no doubt. It would have been like a sauna in there.

 

Ray, where does one like this rate in the largest built list?


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:56 PM



It must have been uncomfortably hot riding that close to the boiler.

 

From what I've read about these engines, the location of the cab up on the boiler was actually more comfortable than the standard cab at the back.

The hottest area on a locomotive is around the firebox and the metal gets cooler as you go forward along the boiler.

The boiler has an insulated jacket wrapped around it.

 

 



Ray, where does one like this rate in the largest built list?

 

The Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 " Bigboy" is the largest locomotive built.

I think this is actually the shortest in overall length of the big articulated locomotives.

With a tractive  force of only 94,070 pounds, it is certainly the least powerful locomotive.

 

Here is a size comparison chart on some of the other big articulated locomotives.

 

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Posted March 07, 2015 - 08:58 AM

Is there a VGN on static display somewhere or were they all scrapped?
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Posted March 07, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Is there a VGN on static display somewhere or were they all scrapped?

 

With only three of them being built and then scrapped back in the 30's, I would think they were all scrapped.


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Is there a VGN on static display somewhere or were they all scrapped?

 

 

With only three of them being built and then scrapped back in the 30's, I would think they were all scrapped.

 

 

Same train?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-10-10-2  

 

http://www.steamloco...-10-2/?page=vgn


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 05:49 PM

 

This is a different engine, Jerome.

It certainly is a monster of a locomotive though.


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 06:05 PM

This is a different engine, Jerome.

It certainly is a monster of a locomotive though.

 

 

Ray do you have a photo of one?  So these were bigger then the bigboys?

 

I know there was also one that is at the Henry ford museum that is said to be the heviest ever made.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-6-6-6


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 06:47 PM



Ray do you have a photo of one?  So these were bigger then the bigboys?

 

I know there was also one that is at the Henry ford museum that is said to be the heviest ever made.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-6-6-6

 

Here is what I have on the 2-10-10-2 locomotives.

 

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This type of engine was built by two differant railroads.

From what information that I've read no these it seams that neither of them were overall as long as the Big Boy .


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Still there big!   When is the build on the bigboy going to start Ray? 


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Posted March 07, 2015 - 08:41 PM

Still there big!   When is the build on the bigboy going to start Ray? 

 

I've been collecting parts for that already but I don't have enough to build it yet.


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:06 PM

With the boiler set on the chassis, I drew a level pencil line along both sides where the foot boards are to go.
Then I drilled 1/16 diameter holes in both sides of the boiler.
I put brass rod thru the boiler for the foot board supports.
The foot boards are made out of diamond patterned styrene that is glued on top of the brass rods.

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Here are are the foot boards along the main part of the boiler.

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With the boiler turned over, I cut pieces of 3/32 styrene angle and glue them to the underside of the foot boards.
The angle piece up next to the boiler is notched to fit over the brass rods and the other piece of angle fits along the outside edge to hide the ends of the brass rods.
This adds strength to the foot boards and locks them onto the brass rods.

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Here is the boiler with the side and front foot boards finished.

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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Those are nice additions!


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 05:16 AM

What kind of glues do you use for that stuff?
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 09:36 AM

What kind of glues do you use for that stuff?

 

I use Plastruct Bondene-2 that is thin as water and run it along a seam with either a small brush or a bottle that has a metal stem on it with a .020 diameter hole in it.      

This glue  holds by dissolving a thin layer of styrene and reforming them together.

 

I also use Weldon IPS #16  that is a thicker glue for bonding bigger pieces and sheets together.    

This is a thicker glue about the consistency of ordinary plastic or wood modeling glue.

 

I use super glue to bond the styrene to metal or wood.


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