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by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 411
Views: 72977

Re: Disney American

Hello My Friends
Here are some tool boxes that were made for the tender. Lots of square head nuts and bolts.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 16
Views: 1405

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Hello My Friends That is a Barco low water alarm. Unlike the Nathan alarm it used a Float inside the chamber. When the water in the boiler got low it would blow a whistle, in the cab and on the alarm it's self. There was also some sort of delay that would prevent the whistle from blowing due to wate...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 411
Views: 72977

Re: Disney American

Hello My Friends That cab roof is looking good David, as a matter of fact all you work looks really top notch. The solder used was 1/32" rosin core electronic grade. After the half round is fitted up with #0-80 or #00-90 screws and is looking good take it all apart and clean everything. I would use ...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel
Replies: 24
Views: 4614

Re: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel

Hello My Friends As to a removable cab roof. It may be a good idea to make the roof removable as long as it's not for running. To each his own but in my opinion there are few things that detract from a locomotive more than running with the roof removed or tilted up at the back. A central removable s...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 411
Views: 72977

Re: Disney American

Hello My Friends To answer Grant's question the American in this thread is 1-1/2" scale. Some of the little trinkets on this engine are available. The dummy lubricators, the brake heads and shoes for wood brake beams, the brake beam fulcrums, brake wheel and the brake wheel latch plate and pawl. The...
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 275
Views: 54077

Re: Kombrink's American

Hello My Friends
Nice job on the box car. The lumber doors in the ends is a very cool touch.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 3063

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hey Bill that engine is a real beauty! Do you run it much? Those cylinders look like they were a real challenge. Here is some more. The top photo is the push rod yoke. The push rod which is .090" steel will pass through the push rod yoke and will have #3-56 lock nuts on each side of the yoke. This f...
by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 3063

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends It's been snowing quite a bit here lately so it has been a great time to hang out in the nice cozy shop. Focus has been on the front end. The pilot, smoke box, and engine truck. The engine truck brake gigging has been a lot of fun. Some delightful little puzzles like the brake head,...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Hello My Friends
For steam I have used Nitrile tube with a braided covering. It is black, available in many sizes and you can get it from Mcmaster. They sell it by the foot. It works fine for steam.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 3063

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks for the info Bill. You are correct in that there isn't much room under there for the brake cylinder. I have a 5/8" bore cylinder and it won't fit. I am thinking of a 1/2" bore cylinder but will make a crude wood mock up and see if it will work. I have thought about modifying ...
by JBodenmann
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 122
Views: 35539

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello My Friends
It's been a little cold here lately so not much has been happening with the railway. I'm ready for spring!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: What Engine Is This

Hello My Friends Fender brings up good point. I think the reason for mounting them on the smoke box versus the pilot is that this is an articulated engine. The pilot wiggles all over the place. To run steam and air lines to the pumps from the boiler and to the pilot would involve a lot of flexible p...