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by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Here is a link to an explanation of the valve pilot.
Jack
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... 10,4328201
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends To answer Roberts question, #5344 did not have a valve pilot as built. I will be building the engine as built with slight weathering (not shiny). Although the drawings I have show a mount for the valve pilot. They are a cool little detail but I won't be including that on the engine....
by JBodenmann
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Managed to get a bit done on the running board, air reservoir, power reverse, piping brackets, and distributing valve mount. There is quite a bit going on here. As usual a card stock pattern was made and held up against the boiler jacket to have a look. The main thing is that the po...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Thank you very much for your most generous compliments.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

The 5/32" round pieces were tap drilled for a #1-72 tap before assembly. Here is the whole mess silver soldered together. It was then faced off, drilled and had the center cut out with a brand new 9/16" end mill. It was parted off, and then the packing ring was also parted off. The next two photos s...
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends It was brutally cold here today with the wind roaring. Good day to hang out in the shop near the heater and fiddle with the Little Hudson, mainly the masters for the power reverse. One end of the reverser has a packing ring with five bosses around the shaft that links to the valve g...
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks RN, well I've had my coffee this morning and hopefully both my brain cells are firing. Hopeful we will have no "Rodent Nuts" this time :lol: Here is a bit of an update on the Franklin power reverse. The ends are mostly finished up and are getting some primer and filler. All t...
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
I think I figured out what a rodent nut is supposed to be... a rod and nut. Silly me!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Rodent nut? Heavens to Betsy I have no idea. I usually try to proof read before I hit Submit. Rodent nut...Rodent nut? I think I may have stripped a gear in the old coconut!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 30
Views: 7795

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello My Friends
Thanks for the tips Chrissi. No progress on the baggage car this month, busy finishing up a gaggle of brake valves. Thanks again for the tips.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends The power reverse will be a dummy. It will house a 1/4"x16 left hand acme threaded rodent nut. There will be a corresponding acme threaded rod in the indicator and hand wheel assembly in the cab. I will be making masters and will have the casting sets available along with many other...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Mt Friends Here is the start of a Franklin precision power reverse. This mounts to the last running board support to be made. This support also holds one end of the right side air reservoir, the Westinghouse distributing valve and some piping brackets. The reverse needed to be made before the ...