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#46 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Willie, that engine shows No steam and smoke in that video. Early I could see a Diesel engine behind it.  Couldn't be being pushed could it?  Something isn't right there.

 

You have to look really close, but you can see steam coming out of the valve rod packing at the top of the steam chest.

There is also steam from the generator exhaust and a blow off line in front of the smoke stack.

These can be seen when the locomotive passes some trees early in the video.

 

A good engineer and fireman will adjust the controls for optimum performance and efficiency to where the fire is burning so that it does not produce any smoke when running on a flat stretch of track.


Edited by jdcrawler, March 02, 2016 - 11:04 AM.

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 01:58 PM

With the locomotive setting on the table, I hold a pencil on a piece of wood and draw a line down both sides of the boiler.
Then I make a mark every two inches for where the holes will be drilled for the hand rail stanchions.  

Getting all of these holes drilled straight is a little more of a problem so I built this "drill jig" that holds the locomotive for drilling.

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The locomotive is held in place by rubber bands.

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Then I can use my drill press for drilling the holes for the hand rail stanchions.

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Do one side and turn the locomotive around and do the other side.

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This way it is easy to keep the holes in a line and they are all drilled at the same angle.

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:09 PM

That took some thought process to build! Great job, Ray!


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Posted September 05, 2016 - 08:00 PM

It's been awhile since I posted anything on this locomotive ... I've only been able to get a little time here and there to work on it.

 

 

I cut pieces of Plastruct tubing and started gluing them together to make the steam line for the front cylinders.

 

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The steam line is all glued together.

 

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The steam line is mounted to the top of the front cylinders with two small hex head screws.

 

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The steam line comes out from under the boiler to the front cylinders.

 

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Starting to make the footplate that sits across the front of the smoke box and is mounted on the front of the chassis for the front set of drive wheels.

This is a view of the underside of front footplate.

 

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This is the top view of the footplate with diamond tread on the cross piece.

 

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This is how it looks when mounted to the front chassis.

 

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I looked thru my brass parts and couldn't find a set of front steps for a locomotive so I'm going to  build a set.

I took a short section of "O-gauge" house steeps and cut them in half.

Then I cut two pieces of styrene "U" channel to use for the inside edge of the steps.

 

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Here is how the pieces look glued together.

 

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And how they look glued to the front of the footplate.

 

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The support bars and cross bracing are added to the steps.

 

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Then I formed the hand railing and mounted the headlight.

 

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The front footplate is then mounted on the chassis.

 

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How it looks with the front chassis setting in place under the boiler.

 

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Edited by jdcrawler, September 06, 2016 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted September 05, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Excellent detail work as always, Ray. Keep up the progress.
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Posted September 06, 2016 - 04:48 AM

I'm liking it!


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Posted September 06, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I kept looking at those steps and thinking they were way too big for the train, then i realized that was only a part of the wheel assemblies. Great work.


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