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  • The Coos Bay and Willamette__Valley Part two

    I am building a layout here, I might seem that all I do is build Steam Engines but, their is a modest model railroad being built too.

    Here is part one;

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=37052

    This is the current track plan;



    For the last two years I have been focused on build two detailed models of 1870's Moguls that are currently hard at work in 1886. The Girls works hard but are well maintained. I am using the wagon top Moguls of the Virginia and Truckee RR as my prototype drawing heavily from Engine number 4 and 13. In build these two engines I have been relying on 3D drawing and printing on a backbone of conventional model making techniques.

    Let the fun continue...
    It\'s only make-believe


  • #2
    Hi Bob!

    The Sequel, eh?

    In answer to your question you asked in Part 1 about the side rods:

    Siderods:

    I suppose the printed side rods are oversized, but the detail sure looks nice. The etched side rods will give you more clearance and still look pretty good in the process.

    Screws/Bolts:

    I'm not able to visualize what those will become in my mind. I will have to wait until you've got some installed so I can actually see the finished parts.

    The Moguls look to be quite involved projects!

    Andre

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    • #3
      Mike and Andre thanks for the feed back. I appreciate it.

      Bob
      It\'s only make-believe

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      • #4
        Hagan reminded me that I'm suppose to solder two of the side rods together. So I've now successfully learned to sweat solder. This is how they look now;



        Comments?

        Bob
        It\'s only make-believe

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        • #5
          Well I guess the photo-etched drive rods didn't get a whole lot of support I went to mime.



          You might notice that the far side still has the FUD prototype in place that is because I destroyed the brass one. Had it wrap around the drill as iwas trying to drill out hole for the pin screw.

          :erm:

          So I've ordered a reprint and will worked on other things while screws and parts show up. So I finished the 3 mm's shaft holder and started machining the cylinders yoke. In the below pictures the blue plastic piece shows how the casting comes and the Brass has been milled. Yes milled. I used my milling machine. I fell sorry for anybody having to do this with fills;





          That's all for now guys,

          Bob
          It\'s only make-believe

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          • #6
            I just received my pilots from Shapeways. THese wer drawn for me by Hakan Nilssen. He did an excellent job on them.


            It\'s only make-believe

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            • #7
              Indeed he did! Those look fantastic!

              That Hakan guy is pretty salty at this model railroad thing.

              Andre

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              • #8
                More on the pilot. A little filling and the cover slides right on. and the coupler cover fits as it should;



                Here's the view from the bottom with the FUD prototype frame in place.



                The coupler box is going to lose it's ears.

                Bob
                It\'s only make-believe

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                • #9
                  Bob,

                  Just discovered this thread. I'll be following along to watch your progress.

                  Engine is looking good. That's one nice pilot you got there.

                  Going have to go back and look through Part 1 and catch up.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • #10
                    I missed this in all my activity yesterday!

                    The pilot looks very good. I assume you'll be using a 2-56 mounting screw? Interested in seeing how you mount the draft gear box.

                    Andre

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Bernd and Andre. Yes, 2-56 screws, 3/16" long.

                      Bob
                      It\'s only make-believe

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                      • #12
                        Here's A little more on the pilot coupler.

                        I used a Kadee #26 with an extended staft at this point. When this engine is fully assembled The coupler i use will most probably be a standard shaft with a high head. to clear the pilot the shaft can get shorter as the coupler head gets higher and it will look better. Here are some pictures;






                        It\'s only make-believe

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                        • #13

                          Very nice Bob. Getting closer now.
                          Frank

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                          • #14
                            Very nice, Bob.
                            _________________________________________________

                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • #15
                              Good work, Bob!

                              How will the pilot be mounted to the frame?

                              Inch by inch it's a cinch.

                              Andre

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