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by NP317
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

That last photo of #573 looks like more than a cosmetic restoration.
New jacketing is in place, plumbing back on, as are the bell, safety valves, and whistle!
I would not expect that jewelry to be installed just for cosmetic reasons.
Hmmm.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

IIRC the crown sheet plaque was listed in the Little Engines catalog. I really looks good and is helpful as well. nabob Thanks for that recollection. Hope it's true. I was unable to locate that plaque in the Little Engines on-line catalog this morning. 'Doesn't mean its not there... Asteamhead: Aft...
by NP317
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

You can say that again!

I worked in a shop wth 4 of those Hardinge lathes. Spoiled me forever.
Looking to the photos, my wife just asked me "Do you want to sell your lathe and get that one?"
I told the truth: "I hadn't even considered that!"
But now...

I'll keep my wife, for sure.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Brian: I'll repost this as my answer to you disappeared! "What is the thickness of the material you used for your door and mounting plate" I used 12 gauge steel sheet, 0.104" thick. This allowed sufficient material in the corner welds to allow grinding the required curves of the door. The oval base ...
by NP317
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Some detail items on the fire door assembly. The damper position is held by a "quadrant" that holds the handle in position. Pic below: Firedoor Assy2 sml.JPG I made the quadrant by turning a brass ring in the lathe, and cutting it off. After deburring, I drilled the two mounting holes where desired,...
by NP317
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

I cannot remember where I acquired the "Crown Sheet" plate. I don't see it offered by any of the suppliers I have bookmarked. Perhaps Robert Dustin? I don't have his catalog available to peruse. Can anyone help here? Good to hear that Bill G is looking towards making his 90T 2-8-2 a steamer. Sounds ...
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30

Good things are worth waiting for.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Thank you, Makinsmoke. Yes, I got one of the last boilers after Ray assed away. I worked with his wife Valeria, who I Thank for her excellent help. The boiler is sound, and had some modifications I requested. The crown sheet is rather high (built per the drawings), but I suspect it will steam just f...
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Next to make was the oil can tray, above the fire door. First some notes on scale. Because the model boiler has the fire opening higher and wider than the prototype, I had to fudge scale a bit. So the fire door position is higher, and the mounting ring is a little wider than prototype, and the resul...
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Detailed Back Head, continued. Here's the result after all the rivets were installed / represented. The results look pretty good so far. 4-Backhead Cover1 sml.jpg Now comes detailing. First the fire door. Using photos and measurements from Rainier #90, I pencil sketched my goal. Next I cut thin card...
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Continuing: Here's how I made a "fake" back head to cover the bland steel back head of the model boiler. Here's the model boiler back head: 1-Backhead Blank sml.jpg And here's the prototype back head: 2-Rayonier #90 backhead sml.jpg I band-saw cut a sheet of copper, drilled the two holes for the thr...
by NP317
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Nope. My Ten Wheeler is this one:
TM008.jpg
It's been a delight to build and operate.
~RN