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    Quote Originally Posted by rwbuild View Post
    , now I understand, you are currently in your boiler maker gear, engine drivers uniform when construction finished and commisioned


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    Afraid I was thinking the same thing had it in my head you were taller but could it be the train is much bigger than we had Imagined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by htl View Post
    Afraid I was thinking the same thing had it in my head you were taller but could it be the train is much bigger than we had Imagined?
    I think the loco is bigger than you imagined

    I am much taller than Cathie

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    Hi All,

    A better indicator of my height.

    Me and my bowls rink from last season (Pemiers)

    (I wear a cap to protect from the sun - I don't have as much hair as Crowie)

    My Rink GF.jpg

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    Keith

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    Hi All,

    Back to more important things - my loco.

    I have been working on the internal roof of the cabin. I have lined it with panelling. I cut pine 2mm thick with my table saw and the cut to the width I wanted (8mm). This is now glued into position.

    I have also done some more work on the windows. Later, they will also have sills on the windows.

    I couldn't find any photos with details beneath the cabin behind the main rear wheel. I found some really good detail on another locomotive of the same era (The J.C Davis locomotive). The only problem was that I didn't know what the equipment was for. Handyjack (Kevin) helped me immensely here. His knowledge of all things to do with locomotives is fantastic. The equipment is a water pump driven by the rear wheel.
    This took me 2 days to make. I machined up components out of aluminium. I joined parts by using 4mm MS rod as dowels and used body filler to smooth off joins.

    93.jpg

    Remain safe

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    Keith

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    Hi All,

    I have been working on some of the lubricating hardware for my locomotive.

    First, I made grease nipples to "lubricate" the bearings and slide components.
    The grease nipples were turned out of aluminium and I use 4mm nuts as my base for the item. They have 2mm holes drilled through them. I have araldited 2mm wire in the base and then drilled 2mm holes above each bearing point and then inserted them. At the moment they are removable as I will paint them brass at a later date.

    94.jpg

    I have also made up 2 Steam Chest oilers. I turned these out of 25mm aluminium. The handles are out of flat alumininium bar and the round part of the handle is 6.3mm aluminium rod turned down to 4.5mm. I have used 8mm MS nuts as the base. This too will be painted brass at a later date.

    95.jpg

    Below shows a photo of the Steam Chest Oiler and grease nipples in place. I have also added the boiler support struts.

    96.jpg

    Keep Well and Keep Safe

    Regards

    Keith

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    Hi All,

    The last 3 days have been spent making up valves, tees and pipework for external loco pipework. Had to make up extra valve handles which I had under estimated on how many I would need for both inside the cabin and external valve work.
    Each valve requires 5 separate machining steps to complete. Most machining is done in my metal lathe.
    Below is progress showing the start of piping and valve work.

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    Tomorrow I think I will start on the Johnson bar inside the cabin. Johnson Bar (locomotive) - Wikipedia

    Take Care and Keep Safe

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    Hi All,

    Hope everyone is well.

    I have been working on the interior of the cab, making valves and control components.

    I have nearly finished all the components and put them temporarily in place. The rear wall with the portal that are positioned behind the driver and fireman are just sitting in position at the moment. Nothing can be permanently positioned until I have done all the interior painting.

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    Keep Safe

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    The cab is starting to look the part now. Some great detail as always

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    Hi All,

    Hope everyone is well.

    I have been working on the cabin of my locomotive. I have assembled and glued the cabin but is still removable from the locomotive. After I glued the joins, I gave the joins a smear with bodyfiller and then sanded the joint (a tip from Trev - "Repliconics") You won't get a crack at the joint because it can't move - unlike if you used wood filler - it will eventually move and show a hairline crack. I have painted the internal cabin section but haven't permanently positioned the valves, pipes and gauges.
    I have added the roof. I used ply which allowed me to get my curvature quite easily.
    I have made up mouldings for the exterior of the cabin for sills and around windows. Also for the surround of the B & O R R (Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road) sign below the windows. The mouldings are made of small strip wood glued together and then hand sanded to get the profile I wanted. This was very time consuming. Took me a day to do the mouldings for the sign.
    The letters B & O R R are copies of larger letters Cathie had from Spotlight for her quilting. I scanned them and then reduced the scan to the size I wanted and used the scan as a template for the letters. Cut out of MDF on scroll saw and filed using needle files.

    Next job is more work on the rear of the cabin.

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    Keith

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    The cabin looks great and the letters start to make it come together and add some nice detail

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    Hi All,

    Started some work on the bogies for the tender. (Photo of prototype below)

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    The wheels were cut out of pine and then turned up on the wood lathe

    102.jpg 103.jpg There are 8 wheels for this tender

    You can see in the photo of the bogie that there is a reverse leaf spring.

    My new method of making a leaf spring is as follows - (could be used for truck trailer leaf springs?)

    Cut 1.5mm thick pieces of pine and then chamfer edges. Cut to length for each leaf.

    104.jpg

    I have made up a fixture and spacers so I can get the correct spring curvature

    105.jpg

    Apply glue sparingly to each of the leaves. I use quick setting Selleys Aquadhere.

    Clamp in fixture (with spacers) to get correct spring curvature. Leave in clamp for at least 4 hours.

    106.jpg (forgot to add this photo in original post)

    Spring shown below

    107.jpg


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    Keith

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    x 10
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwbuild View Post
    x 10

    I'll second that X another 10
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    Hi All,

    I have been working on the first bogie for the tender.

    The axles were machined out of aluminium on my metal lathe. Unlike the locomotive which has the bearings on the inner side of the wheels, the tender has the bearings on the outer side. This makes the clearances between the wheels, bearings and the bogie frame critical. I am happy how it has come together. There is still a lot of detail to go into the bogie (Bearing caps on each bearing, Leaf spring supports etc.). At the moment I am focusing on making the second bogie.
    On this locomotive, the rear bogie of the tender has brakes on all wheels. The brakes are a handbrake that has an actuating handle at the front of the tender. I have to work out the brake shoe assembly once I get the second bogie complete.

    Take care

    Regards

    Keith

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