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by Asteamhead
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 243
Views: 61627

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Harold, We (hobby) modelers can hardly match with such precision industrial products made by very scilled mechanics! :oops: The way I found (and which I recommend to other modellers) was to make simple tools :idea: before starting production! Means a little patience ... And to use a turntable whenev...
by Asteamhead
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 432
Views: 114086

Re: Disney American

Hello Jack, Just had a closer look to your topic Disney American for the first time. I mostly prefer 'Big Engines' , soory :oops: ! But your work is Impressive as always! :!: Just wanted to note that the check valves you made were of the same construction as mine. They worked reliable for years with...
by Asteamhead
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 243
Views: 61627

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Knowing so well making such sophisticated parts - by means of both patience and will! Nobody will see them again once they are mounted inside / under the locomotive. But you (and some modelers of course :) ) know - that's it, isn't it? 8)
Thank you for posting!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 142
Views: 73246

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello steamchris,
You and your father as team did a very fine job, indeed!
Just one look to that type of trailer, when it will be finished after some more work. We are happy, both classes A and J hadn't their trailers been equiped with a brake :lol:
Carry on!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 180
Views: 77540

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello my friends, After some necessary shop work on my other locomotive DB class 44, there is time again to continue with the A. For we intend to run a famous extra long freight in may with a 44 doubleheader on the point 8) , the 44 had priority until the end of year 2018. She is on steam again :D !...
by Asteamhead
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 142
Views: 73246

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello Chris,
Looking fine, well done! Another important step towards the roll out :)

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 85991

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Hello Jack,
What a beautiful work of art! 8)
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Firebox Arch?

Hello Tristan, Good idea to add in a firebox arch to improve combustion! Position looks right but please shorten the arch to about 5" (horizontal) versus 4" (vertical) distance from the firebox back- versus crown sheet. That will improve access to the tubes and make cleaning somewhat easier! To cons...
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coffin Feedwater Heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2808

Re: Coffin Feedwater Heater

Sorry, Jack!
Forgot to post two scans exerpt from loco cyclopedias.
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coffin Feedwater Heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2808

Re: Coffin Feedwater Heater

Hello Jack,
Perhaps some more information excerpt from cyclopedias 1941 and 1947 may help a bit?
A more informative scetch is to bee seen of the Elesco turbine may be seen in the 1941 issue, page 402. I will look for some more.
Best regards
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 85991

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Hello Jack, Your work is looking so precise, clean and authentic - nearly unbelieveable :!: ! When finished, the cab could be used as a living room for enthusiasts 8) . Like your exceptionel precise piping and nice sheet work! By the way I experienced some isues regarding those fine looking valves o...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 180
Views: 77540

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Andy, Nothing but my highest respect for all those people who engage in repairing and maintaining those historic steam locomotives - and make them steaming again! When reading that glorious book 'The Mohawk That Refused to Abdicate' some 30 years ago, I was impressed by the chapter about the N...