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by Pipescs
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

I dropped the boiler 1.5 inches which made a large change in shape. I dummied up a cardboard cab to get an idea of the look. I will try to post it later.
by Pipescs
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

After looking at the photos above and this one I have decided to drop the boiler 1.5 inches to improve its profile. 8ECE6EE0-AF89-4DB3-A68B-3D0A99C652E7.jpg This is simple at this point as I have yet to do the rear boiler mounts. It will require me to pierce the inside frames to allow access to the ...
by Pipescs
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

The saddle is now bolted to the frame and the machining/blacksmith work on the smokebox is complete (well for now anyway). DSC_5900.jpg My stack base is a castings from Little Engines. I bored it on the lathe for a 2.75 inch piece of tubing. Pretty heavy piece of pipe. Having talked with members of ...
by Pipescs
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Compressor Safety
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Air Compressor Safety

How many home workshop air tanks ever get a hydrostatic test after they are purchased? And many are not drained regularly.
Bought it 25 years ago, you mean I am suppose to drain it?
by Pipescs
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

Plug for Richland LLC in Pulaski Tenn. These guys are great when you need specialty cut steel. Yesterday I picked up rolled bands to do the boiler lagging along with a water jet cut plate 11 inches in diameter with a 5 inch center hole. (This for front of the smoke box. Cost was $40.00. four day tur...
by Pipescs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

All the rivets are in the smoke box tube. It took the whole box of 100. Somewhat tedious. I have ordered the steel to make the front of the smoke box from Richland LLC in Pulaski Tennessee. Need to call about that today. The saddle is machined to fit around the steam lines from the cylinders and I n...
by Pipescs
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

So as all should know by now I am not building anything scale. I have found these two photos on the net and have decided to go somewhere in this direction for appearance.


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by Pipescs
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

The smoke box is now bolted to the boiler and the Saddle is bolted to the Smoke Box. DSC_5887.jpg Today the little time I had in the shop was spent trying my hand at putting in rivets. I still have to cut on the saddle to make the openings for the steam lines passing thru it to the cylinders and put...
by Pipescs
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

Took the rough saddle up to Pontiacguy's shop to fly cut the saddle. This to work out all the rough areas caused by welding distortion. The Boiler/smoke box dropped in and fit like a glove. Scott has a set of oversized jaws on his vise and this very large fly cutter that can stretch out to a 5 3/8 i...
by Pipescs
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

Saddle Continues.

Not so much machine shop work as Blacksmith work.
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by Pipescs
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

The smoke box saddle progresses. I cut the arched top piece from a scrap of pipe. While it flexed out a little, I will still have to shape it when all is welded up. The sides of the lower section are cut from a piece of 1/4" x 4" Mild Steel. I have it all tacked together and have discovered the weld...
by Pipescs
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 750
Views: 209563

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

Happy New Year Everyone. Just a quick note to anyone reading this. The Rust Bucket is a kit bashing effort, of what was considered by many to be a horrible effort by the Winson company of England, into a American Forney. There are no plans and I am building a "That Looks About Right" scale model. Th...