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by Carrdo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

And when you are all done... Days and days of work, concentration and tense setups for... not much! Then you discover that the parts won't fit together as the Langworthy drawings say drill a 1/16" hole in the front and rear eyelets and when you do that the 1/16" dia. threaded brake adjusting rod won...
by Carrdo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

J. Bodenmann says that he enjoys making all of the little fiddly bits on a locomotive - well I don't - just to hold them for machining is a real problem. Setup after setup. But I do it... The Hardinge square collets are amazing for holding square pieces but so is the price. Making another single use...
by Carrdo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck
Replies: 29
Views: 4502

Re: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck

Finally, a rolling chassis.
by Carrdo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 80” Boxpok drivers in 1” scale
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: 80” Boxpok drivers in 1” scale

Absolutely stunning!
by Carrdo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Continuing...
by Carrdo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Further machining on the tiny brake parts. One has to be patient here with the setup's as any little error will be seen.
by Carrdo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Further brake part machining.
by Carrdo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck
Replies: 29
Views: 4502

Re: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck

The finish painted wheels.
by Carrdo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

After forming the donut end, the other end of the part has to be drilled and tapped 1-72 NC. The problem is now how to hold the part so this operation can be performed and to keep everything centered as the extra length of material used to hold the part in the 4 jaw chuck was cut away after forming ...
by Carrdo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 102
Views: 28802

Re: A Real Dirty Job

While waiting for the paint to dry on the Josslin NYC lead truck, I started to make some of the small and fiddly brake parts on the Langworthy lead truck. On the one brake part I started to work on, one end had a 3/16" dia. donut shape. I had never quite encountered this before so what to do? After ...
by Carrdo
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck
Replies: 29
Views: 4502

Re: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck

The wheel finishing operations. The first finishing operation was to cone the wheel treads to just a shade under 3 degrees. I particularly liked what Kozo had to say here; that is, use a black sharpie marking pen to highlight the wheel flange root radius when undertaking the coning operation. This c...
by Carrdo
Fri May 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck
Replies: 29
Views: 4502

Re: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck

The third stage of wheel machining completed.

Now nearing the end. There is a fourth and final stage yet to do.