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by ebtfan
Wed May 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 5963

Re: Paint help

My experience with painting my PRR K-4. For the frame I tried several different spray cans for the primer and topcoat. I ended up using ACE spray cans for both. However, I have found that after painting I end up having to go back and touch up areas that get scratched or chipped while I am adding par...
by ebtfan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2019 Progress on the tender for the K-4
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

2019 Progress on the tender for the K-4

This is a continuation of my previous post this time with tender progress. I finally got the tender painted after a constant fight against rust in the humid climate of southeast PA. Prior to painting the tender the electric air supply system was installed under the coal bunker floor. Last proto is t...
by ebtfan
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2019 Progress on the K-4
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

2019 Progress on the K-4

I have not posted in some time so thought I would offer some photos of this year's progress on my 1.5" scale K-4
by ebtfan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 18
Views: 6987

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

Thanks for making these junction boxes available. I am planning to use 5/32 tubing and will need four of the boxes.
Dan
by ebtfan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: K4 Build ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: K4 Build

The cylinder castings jpeach is selling were used in the K-4 chassis shown in the attached video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET4yq-U08Cg
by ebtfan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Painting the K-4 Boiler Jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Painting the K-4 Boiler Jacket

I have recently completed painting the detailed boiler jacket on my K-4. After installing the pieces of .025 jacket I removed and reinstalled them after painting the backside of each piece. I used Spray Max 2 part epoxy primer available in a spray can. The hardener is released with a button on the b...
by ebtfan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

I have just finished the detailed boiler jacket for PRR K-4. Based on my copy of the original print the prototype jacket was made up of .065 sheets of steel fastened to the boiler with machine screws. I fabricated the 27 sheets from 24 gage steel and attached them to my 13 gage sub jacket using appr...
by ebtfan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 3770

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Dave G. and Mike M. - thanks for the positive comments. This part of the project seemed overwhelming to me at times as I struggled at first to make several of the belpaire firebox jacket pieces from copper using formers. I ended up going with a predominantly steel jacket. If I had to make a living a...
by ebtfan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 3770

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Dan. The k-4 in the photos is being built by Dan H. In Lancaster, PA. I am using the same construction techniques that Dave S. used on his 1361.
by ebtfan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 3770

The boiler jacket for the K-4

For the past few months I have been bending, pounding, grinding, and fitting the sub jacket for my K-4. The sub jacket is 13 gage steel(approximately 3/32 thick). On top of this jacket will be placed a 22 gage steel detailed jacket made up of pieces as on the prototype. Those jacket pieces will be f...
by ebtfan
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: Diamod Plate Material

This item is sold
by ebtfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Smoke Box Door
Replies: 0
Views: 2303

Smoke Box Door

I have a smokebox door made of steel that I would like to sell. I am asking $35.00 for the door. It was turned on a CNC lathe. Please PM me with any questions about the door.