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by Pipescs
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
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Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Yes I messed up. Root Pass is with a 6010 and the filler is 7018. I have just finished up a summer semester the school offered that was labels "A Special Interest Class" There were only 10 people allowed in the Lab, we all had to stay apart and wear mask. It quickly dropped to only four students for...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Hey Marty, I will say that Stick, Mig and Tig do not come naturally. I think I am having good luck understanding the TIG process as I had a year of torch welding years ago in highschool where we made a puddle with the torch and then added metal with the left hand as we moved along. I know MIG and TI...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

A quick acknowledgment to all the people that tried to tell me that retirement was much more demanding on your time than working was. There does not appear to be one more minute for the shop than when I worked. NP317, Yes all the welding after the root pass on the fire box are 7018 and they are comi...
by Pipescs
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Still Plugging Along.

Working on my welding in school and at home. Also laying out the internal piping.
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by Pipescs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Where I am headed in looks
by Pipescs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Everything you say is one hundred percent true. Pontiacguy and I did the initial tow test back on page 47 of the thread. A total nightmare. As my weight was over the rear truck it was stable the the front truck would derail continuously. Ended up scrapping the front truck completely turning it into ...
by Pipescs
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Returned to welding class with a small class and very specific training to address all the things I need in welding a boiler. Today I took off to get the American ready for the Backward run at the club track. Sadly reduced in size due to the virus rules. But I need to get out. The boiler passed its ...
by Pipescs
Sat May 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Welding classes resume on Tuesday, And I have tried my hand with starting the assembly of the fire box on the Forney. First task was to weld the 3x5 inch, heavy wall tube that runs between the firebox and backhead into the firebox. After it was in place I then tacked all the fire box plates together...
by Pipescs
Thu May 28, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

While I have not posted for a few days, I have been able to get some work done. The Shay Boiler tube is coped and all the holes placed for fittings. I did manage to take the drawings provided by John Buckwalter and run redraw them in Solidworks. This gave me the ability to use the 3-D function in th...
by Pipescs
Sun May 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

8 inch tube for the Shay is coped and drilled. DSC_5657.jpg Tomorrow I will start the grinding to get all the fillets ready for the welding. I need to do this to both tubes. I will be taking the drawing files to Richland LLC in Pulaski TN for them to cut all the flat sheets for the Shay. The drawing...
by Pipescs
Thu May 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Coping the boiler tube. Note: Always ensure the quill is locked when using a slitting saw. GKBY6654.JPG Luckily I caught it on the first pass and it is in the scrap area being cut away. This is a four inch diameter - .125 thick slitting saw. Ran it at lowest rpm on the Mill taking .050 per pass. Sam...
by Pipescs
Thu May 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 156378

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

An explanation of the fixture I copied out of Pontiacguys shop. (He did correct me that it is not his original idea but a trick he learned from his Father-in-Law) IMG_1642.jpg The initial project was to square up the end of the sawed pipe and then cut it to length on the mill. After making the two f...