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by Steamchris
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need help identify Headlight
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Need help identify Headlight

Hi Guys, a week ago, i bought a Headlight from a friendly live steamer here in Germany. Of course it's a US Lamp, but, i would like to know wich RR and Loco. I searched with Google " Locomotive # 525" and find a small PRR 0-6-0 with that Number , but the Lamp looks different. Mayby someone can help ...
by Steamchris
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O. Winston Link
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: O. Winston Link

Hey Guys, two years ago during our Hooneymoons, i visited the Museum of O. Winston Link at Roanoke. We stayed 3 nights at the famous Hotel near by the museum. I visoted the museum on 2 days, so many impressuons and storys...unbelievebel. I met some volunteers of the museum, we talked a wile,as the g...
by Steamchris
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hi, we know that problem Peter, our Y6b was about 8 years unpainted in service. But it is such alot work to keep all the brass shiny and clean, an advantage is , a good(!) painting upgrades the loco . You can ruin the best builded loco with a bad painting. We will painting the J for sure, i like tho...
by Steamchris
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hey Guys, In full anticipation of the next visit to the USA in May, I would like to show you some progress on the 611, the streamlined cladding is now ready except for the boiler tapes. The next step will only be to lift off the kettle and make the lower cladding. Can't wait a few days on the route ...
by Steamchris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hey Bull, thats not a Problem, 3 hours of cleaning after a run day is a normal procedure. We do it with industrial cleaner in a spray bottle and brush. Taking out the grates , and cleaning the ashpan with vacuumcleaner. The only problem of cleaning the J will be the smokechamber,but we will find a s...
by Steamchris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello colleagues,
thanks for your words. It is a puzzle, with what felt like 1 million parts. But as Jack said, thats what makes the cool look.

kind regards
Chris
by Steamchris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Back again… it was a lot o work to built all those complex shapes, especially the cover underneeth of the smokechamber. Every Picture you find, this part looks a little bit different. IMG-20200109-WA0008.jpg IMG-20200109-WA0014.jpg IMG-20200109-WA0009.jpg After the front was almost finished we going...
by Steamchris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hi Guys, some time ago after my last post, now it´s time to show Progress on our J 611. The Cab outside structure is almost ready , so we have outside Points to work with. IMG-20200109-WA0016.jpg IMG-20200109-WA0005.jpg The Streamline cover is still under process, we did it all from brass sheet meta...
by Steamchris
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hi folks, after finally getting a CAD program I was able to make the J characteristic nose. I did not want to do the work of a sheet metal construction, so I opted for a CNC construction from scratch. To be able to soak the raw material on the mill, I had to prick a groove. Then it went to the proce...
by Steamchris
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 156
Views: 84280

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hi Guys, some more pictures about the new parts on our J. The smokebox and stalk are under construction . The running gear is almost ready, suspension works fine and also the axle compensation from axel 1 to the last one of the trailing truck. IMG-20190607-WA0015.jpg IMG-20190607-WA0017.jpg IMG-2019...
by Steamchris
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 14558

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Hi,

sooo sad...i was in Montreal a week ago...never heard of your club....i would like to came by.

Regards from Germany
by Steamchris
Tue May 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Long Henry-Tribute on a Train
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Long Henry-Tribute on a Train

Hey Harold,

all the hopper cars are from 5 or 6 live steamers from germany and swiss. The biggest part with 25 ore cars are from a swiss guy .

All the best
Chris