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railman28
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Posted - 09/16/2017 :  7:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Bill, Thank you. The ACC dip is a good idea as these are very fragile. But, so are the the Precision Scale plastic ones.

Here's one of my arms in the Precision Scale Stand base;



and temporarily placed on the layout;



I also wanted to see how much of the layering you see in the FUD prints of the boilers were on the external surface so I cleaned and painted one with Walmart auto primer. This is what I got;




Yes a little sanding and a little putty is needed but it shouldn't be too bad.


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railman28
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Posted - 09/17/2017 :  8:00:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another update. I ACC the two running board pieces to make sure how they fit.




A little shortening of the boards and this ends looks good. The other end not so good;



so I did a major redesigned this end. The boiler piece;






and the running boards;




I need to add two holes to the running boards to allow the water pumps to poke through them. I need the crosshead yoke piece to determine where they need to be. ETA of the piece is Monday.


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railman28
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  7:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And while I wait for the next round of parts from Shapeways I've started working out the assembly process. Here's the cover plates in place with the FUD prototype.



I also double checked that the drivers were square.


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railman28
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  11:49:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I added the drivers for now and a few other parts to see how she's shaping up.




Lots to do yet but I like what I see.

My friend Don Ball convinced me I should have the center driver blind and offered to do them for me. The engine does look better with them bald. Thanks Don!





I decided to compare her with one of Bachmanns Americans for size.




She's looking just a wee bit bigger but in the ball park.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  08:45:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, She's getting there and looking good on the way.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  09:40:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

It's starting to look real. The blind drivers look better to me.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 09/24/2017 :  1:40:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill & Mike

Thank you, I do appreciate the support.


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railman28
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  6:06:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the Brass frame with the cover plates in place;



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  6:56:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Looks like careful work and attention to detail are the keys to success.

Mike


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BlairM
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Posted - 09/27/2017 :  11:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Here's the Brass frame with the cover plates in place;





OOoooooooo!!!!!!

The brass!! What we've all been waiting for!!



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  03:27:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrific progress Bob! The boiler will come out great with some sanding and putty.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  1:02:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Håkan, I really appreciate the encouragement. I'm happy with how the chassis is turning out but I have my doubts about the boiler. Let's see what some basic body work can do. Here's one with the drivers in place;




And I don't want to miss Mike and Blair, Thank you very much.


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Edited by - railman28 on 09/29/2017 1:10:31 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 10/04/2017 :  4:15:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the latest FUD Pieces assembled;




and here's a view of the rear showing how the pieces go together;




I need to inspect these for a few days but I think they're ready for the brass print. Notice how much better the surface is on this latest boiler?


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/04/2017 :  5:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The new boiler looks better. I still see some irregularities but perhaps the semitransparency of the material exaggerates them.

Overall, pretty impressive.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 10/11/2017 :  8:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot Mike, I do appreciate it. Tomorrow it will be displayed at the V&T Historical Society Conference if I can cross the great basin in one piece

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