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  • Bart_Salmons
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    motor mounted and coupled to the rear gearbox....can start fabricating the new cylinder saddle now too....and get the front engine coupled up.....got some clearance issues to work out on the trailing truck though.....



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  • Bart_Salmons
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    I got sopme photos from a feller on Faceboox who haas done the repower on the Bowser Challnger (Which is basically what this is at this point) He showed me how to get soem more angle on that front gearbox so it all lines up nicely now.....Film at 11

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  • thtroll
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    Bart, enjoying the build. Adding an intermediate shaft would probably help vertical flexibility, but might not be needed if your running on the flat.

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  • railman28
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    Looks good, but how does it run?

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  • Bart_Salmons
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    Got the front engine mostly put together and the gearbox installed....s.till a minor bind to track down, but I think it might be a quartering issue. Check out the driveline geometry though, I think need an intermediate shaft, cutting the rear shaft about halfway back and then connecting to the driveline of the front engine....whatchall think?



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  • JoebTX
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    Good so-far!!!

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  • Bart_Salmons
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    I have been doing a little work, the gearboxes are installed front and rear, just need to finish putting the front engine back together, there is also a trailing truck under construction. The motor arrived yesterday too, so just as soon as I get some time, I can start putting the driveline together!!!



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  • usaf_andy
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    I like the way this is going. Keep up the good work!

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  • Geezer
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    Innovation rules in On30!

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  • BigLars
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    Neat puller.

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  • Bart_Salmons
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    Crews have reported to the Coalfield Western Shops on this rainy chilly Saturday.....nuttin better to do than lets build a locomotive!

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  • Ray Dunakin
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    Clever!
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  • Bart_Salmons
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    So the new gearboxes came from NWSL this week....and to install them require me to remove on driver and gear from the axles, never having done this before, I don;t have a gear puller......so I looked online $25 isn;t bad for a useful tool.....but I wanna get started THIS WEEKEND......So with a Bolt, and some schedule 40 and a benchgrinder and a little ingenuity...



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  • adrian_batey
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    This is going to be an interesting one to follow along. keep it up

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  • Ray Dunakin
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    Cool!
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