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  • #76
    Engine looks great. Nice job.

    One question on that flywheel grind. I'm assuming you already ran the engine after grinding the flywheel. Was there any increase in vibration from when you tested it without the grind? If you have a run-out condition I'd be more than happy to turn a new one on the my lathe.

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

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    • #77
      It's looking good, it's running good, it's win, win. Great Job
      It\'s only make-believe

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      • #78
        Excellent work, Glen. It looks nice and sounds like it also runs well.

        You’re being very narrow-minded these days.

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

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        • #79
          Nice work Glen. They are all loud coffee grinders even with the upgrades!

          Philip
          Philip

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          • #80
            Great job, Glen!
            Bruce

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            • #81
              Thanks everyone.

              Bernd, the flywheel still seems to be fairly well balanced, despite my best efforts.

              I finished off the engine this morning, and took some photos and video.




              I added a few more details and a light to medium weathering job. Mostly to tone down some of the brighter decals and give it a working engine look.






              I threw some tools from tichy and other makers on the rear bunker, added some oily black around the fuel bunker and sprayed just a bit of polly-s dirt around.













              after weathering I ran it one more time on the bench:

              https://youtu.be/-6n5NklaFj8

              And after I was happy with that I sent it to the layout:




              I was also relieved when it handled my hand laid track as well as the 18" radius curve at the end. I had been a bit concerned whether the expandable joints would move smoothly enough to allow the trucks to swivel.

              https://youtu.be/VyEB2nooyhU

              Now that this one is finished and does seem to run reliably, I wouldn't mine finding a standard gauge version to build as well. I do have a second set of NWSL/improved gears if I do find another for a reasonable price.

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              • #82
                Congratulations! You have a fine looking and smooth running addition to the stable.

                You've done a super job.

                Bob
                It\'s only make-believe

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                • #83
                  Glen,

                  Wow! Another great build pictorial brother. I like this build! Nice innovations here. The finished locomotive looks awesome. Thanx Thom...

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                  • #84
                    Glen, outstanding build, and should be a nice addition to your collection.

                    I've always liked the loco's with the fuel bunkers incorporated into the engine body, such as Porters and Forneys, and this is another favourite.

                    Great that you have given so much info on this thread. Will certainly be a great reference for anyone attempting a similar build.

                    I hope you do also do a standard gauge version.

                    Well done mate.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

                    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                    • #85
                      Turned out nice!

                      Philip
                      Philip

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