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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/19/2016 :  08:33:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, Bill!


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 11/21/2016 :  2:33:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce,
Not much this weekend, did some fitting and figured out how to fasten the domes so they could be removed if needed. Ran the air line down the dome for the whistle. I don't know if it's me and poor eyesight or really crappy tools but I can't drill a straight hole in this poplar to save my life. I even tried a drill press and it worked it's way at an angle. I actually watched the drill bit bend as I was drilling. This is however a very cheap drill press. Anyway used threaded rod and T nut to fasten along with washers and nuts.
Made my 203rd trip to Lowes for more supplies and wood for the cab. Bought a Kreg jig. We'll see how that goes. Another ebay find for the top of the sand dome, Two brass eagle finials, complete with a brass column. The columns are just the right size for flag holders on the pilot. Total cost, 14 bucks! I was also able to use one more part from that candle stick I found and use it as a decorative spacer below the eagle.












Edited by - Mudhenbill on 11/21/2016 2:38:41 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/21/2016 :  6:58:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jumping ahead a bit, after looking in the smoke box, are you going to have the smoke chuff or just a steady flow?


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/21/2016 6:59:42 PM

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 11/21/2016 :  9:47:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The brass eagle and soon-to-be flag holders are perfect!

I'm curious to see what you have in mind for the wheels, when you get that far.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/22/2016 :  06:28:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work !!

I, like Ray, have been wondering what you will come up with for wheels, but I'm sure you will
have a wonderful solution.

Bob


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potsy
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Posted - 11/22/2016 :  08:47:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never been on this gauge site before but I'm glad I stop by to look you are an outstanding craftsman!! move over SGT. Bob you have some competition.

Mark



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/22/2016 :  09:54:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No competition at all, Mark, this guy is in a class by himself.

SgtBob


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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 11/22/2016 :  11:54:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe not a class by myself, however my wife does think I'm in a crazy world of my own! I tend to agree. Keep looking over my shoulder for the white coats. LOL Thanks guys.
Ok, Frank, I haven't figured the smoke out that far ahead yet. I would like to make it chuff but will need a fan that has a very quick response. The one I have now ramps up and you don't notice the separation, so that will take some dreaming to figure out. Ray, as for the wheels, long ago I bought some 10" pulleys with a single groove . Since then I have found double groove that are bigger and give more tire once they are machined down. I hope! There is a local machinist that is a train buff also. I am hoping he can give me some ideas on using them.






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fockewulf37
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Posted - 11/22/2016 :  7:32:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Making the chuff maybe easy. Make the pistons really work. Put an air tube from the piston to the smoke box. with each stroke you would get a push of air moving the smoke... What you have done so far is great...

ty



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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 11/23/2016 :  12:05:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Ty,
Thanks, you may have something there!



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 11/23/2016 :  4:10:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A simple flap valve would guide the air the right direction. you would need 2 flaps per piston housing. One on the piston and one on the exit to keep the flowing the right direction.


Ty



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/23/2016 :  5:41:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh boy, this is going to be a lesson I'd like to see. Sounds like the actual way is the right way after all.


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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 11/27/2016 :  12:21:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Was able to get the cab done this weekend. The tongue and groove on the cab side is from a 6 inch piece of molding. It is the back side of the molding. Had the right size spaces between the small grooves. I went back to get some more but the company changed the design and the back was changed to completely flat. I had to rip up some in my office to finish. I also dug out an old bit for my router, very dull but made it through without burning it up to bad. You will see the detail in the windows of the cab.
The whistle is up about 4 inches too high right now.








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MarkF
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Posted - 11/27/2016 :  08:57:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was wondering about how you were going to do the wheels, and well, you answered that question! The cab looks great. You are a true craftsman!

Mark

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 11/27/2016 :  9:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, that is looking so great! And it's all much, much sturdier than I had imagined at the beginning.


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