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by Asteamhead
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 86292

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello friends, Some more photos (will be the last this year). Constructing the valve head of that minor size given by the prototype was a challange :!: . Having constructed several working pumps for my former engine even smaller than this CC pump, I'm confident all will work as intended. Instead of ...
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 85990

Re: Kombrink's American

Sorry, forget posting the photo!
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 85990

Re: Kombrink's American

Nice, indeed!
Look, a friend of mine posted his engineer made of 3D besides his fine model yust recently. Showing plenty of life!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 55
Views: 31438

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Hello Dick, That's a pleasure, watching your results and your way of making 8) ! Like your work! Knowing well it's a long hard way from a raw construction towards a perfect casting :!: . Thus I never dared to make castings by myself rather than relied on skilled friends and several small companies w...
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 269
Views: 74294

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Good idea! Constructing the running board and all those supports at just the right height on both sides of the engine is a demanding job, indeed. Keep on posting your methods of making, please!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 2361

Re: Cylinder Borning

Hello friends,
Did it the same way, worked great!
Just one more idea to make turning a bit easier: Clamping the bore tool by means of a four yaw with individual adustment, you may fine adjust the turning diameter very precisely :idea: .

Asteamhed
by Asteamhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 86292

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Jack, Thank you for your interest! For turning pistons and piston rod was one of the next steps, I made one set just today :) . The steam (HP) piston got a set of two standard piston rings of grey iron. By the way the same size which I used with the piston valves of the A :idea: The piston was...
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 269
Views: 74294

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello dnevil,
Very nice details, too indeed 8) ! Thank you for posting :!:

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 86292

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello friends of the N&W, First intermediate part was done! Silver soldering all the fabricated parts (12) made of bronze worked out fine :D . A lot of preparation and fixing some parts was necessary however. Small pieces of silver solder were placed inside the lanterns at several places. Some more ...
by Asteamhead
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

Hallo Soot n' Cinders, Your idea using a simple gear wheel instead of a sophisticated turbine blade wheel to me seems o.k.! Makes just a small difference using the same nozzle. Choose a wheel made of aluminium of the biggest diameter fitting into your housing. That cheap DC-motor of your choice is a...
by Asteamhead
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 269
Views: 74294

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Happy about not being alone!
Scale 1 in 10 will be some 20 % bigger - just what our German locomotives lack in size to your US engines :lol:
All those superb gadgets make it worth to construct and build by one's own!
Carry on!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

Hello all,
What about this method (exerpt from my topic in Build Log 'A with Timken Running Gear')?
Works as intended within different locomotives, by the way :) .

Asteamhead