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by JBodenmann
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Here are a couple snappies that were taken today. I have been wanting to make the compressor shields for some time. They are a prominent feature on the Hudson. First the casting that holds them in place had to be made. As stated earlier these engines had cast steel frames and the sh...
by JBodenmann
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Pontiacguy asked what to use for sealing the branch pipe smoke box area. I have used muffler and tail pipe goop from the auto parts store. I have also used fiberglass insulation mixed with non hardening permatex. I'm sure there are other ways of doing this.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Here is some more. The top photo shows the two cylinder jackets with the holes drilled. Now they need some trimming and fitting. In the second photo the cylinder jacket is being nibbled away with a hand nibbler, a very handy little trinket. The holes were joined up using the nibbler and then finesse...
by JBodenmann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Today I worked... sometimes worked just doesn't seem like the right term for this, play seems more appropriate. Well I played around with the mount for the air compressors and shields. This engine had the air compressor mounts cast integral with the frame. So I am trying to make the...
by JBodenmann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 134
Views: 49388

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello My Friends
One more thing I forgot to mention. If any of you are out this way drop me a line, I would be delighted to to give any of my friends from the board here the 25 cent tour for free. Hope to see you.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 134
Views: 49388

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello My Friends Here is a night time photo of the steaming bays. The last two lamps were installed in the steaming bays last week. This is a major milestone as the steaming bay area is finally finished, except perhaps for some landscaping. Years ago, before the railway was even started I had a visi...
by JBodenmann
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Here is some more. This top photo here shows the shroud with one end formed. You can see that the flange is curved to fit the smoke box. The last two photos show the cover fitted up to the smoke box with the exhaust steam line that connects the feed water heater to the cylinders. Towards the end of ...
by JBodenmann
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends It's been hot here lately, a good time to hang out in the shop and make little baloney. So here we go...some little baloney. The smokebox has two of these shrouds that fit over the lower extremities of the Coffin feed water heater. These are a bit of a sheetmetal puzzle, as the flan...
by JBodenmann
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 134
Views: 49388

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello My Friends Here are a couple recent photos of the steaming bay area. It's summertime and everything is growing, the trees, the wildflowers, and the weeds! The raised area around the steaming bays was planted with a "Deer Resistant" wild flower mix. I think there were about a dozen different ki...
by JBodenmann
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Here is a bit of an update on the little Hudson. Waiting for castings from the foundry so I haven't posted anything for a while. Here is a start on the covers that fit over the feed water heater. This is where the exhaust steam lines from the cylinders goes. Also the cold water line...
by JBodenmann
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26501

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Thanks Sandipaul and Steamhead.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 33
Views: 7412

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

Hello My Friends Train Man is absolutely correct. You can split hairs to the point where you will never finish anything. Proportion is more important than absolute scale. I will often stick my thumb out and have a look. Sometimes scale parts just don't look right. Now that being said, it's your mode...