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by Pipescs
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

In talking with the sells rep yesterday that is not the plan. They are combining the inventory from the various companies they have bought so it took him an while to check inventory and get back to me. About an hour. when he did call he offered me four different oversized reamers. One american and t...
by Pipescs
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

Reamer is on the way.

The new name for Victor Tools is

wholesale Tools

https://www.wttool.com/
by Pipescs
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

NOTE on Victor Tools Gave them a call this morning. They have been bought out by Wholesale Tools. Very friendly sales person explained that WT was now made up of twelve companies they had purchased. Rather than keep me on the phone they are to call be back as soon as they locate what I am looking for.
by Pipescs
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

Thanks Greg

Saved site to my favorites and will call them later this morning.
by Pipescs
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

After spending the afternoon on the internet, it would appear McMaster Carr is the only option.
by Pipescs
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

Ran into a roadblock.

I started setting up for the tube sheets today but will hold off until I come across a better price on a .880 oversize reamer.

The best price I have found so far is McMaster Carr at $102.00. If I do not find one prior to the first of the month, I will order that one.
by Pipescs
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

As Forest said: "And just like that it was time for Charlie to do the tube sheets". I have run out of parts to machine out prior to tackling the Tube Sheets. So far all are lining up. For cutting the chamfer on the door hole (both the back head and firebox plate) I used a 1", 60 degree carbide count...
by Pipescs
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

Working on the firebox plates. Learned a valuable lesson. The first sheets I worked with had been water jet cut and were perfect. The other sheets are sheared. Not square, some too short (Minimal) and two 3/8 too big. From now on I will order them sheared 1/8 to 1/4 over sized to give me room to squ...
by Pipescs
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 14596

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Morning Bill, This is scary as I was about to ask him the same question.

Charlie Pipes
by Pipescs
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

Finished machining the Staybolt, Cleanout and Fire Door openings.

Took a little time to make the half couple fittings for the cleanouts and dry fitted the fire box sheets. Being sheered they will definitely need some work to square them up.
by Pipescs
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

When I retired I read the book on how to declutter your life. Everything that was not NG 7.5 was offered up for sale. They are all gone.
by Pipescs
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 157174

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

No. The only projects left in the shop are:

Larry Kombrink's American, the Forney and a future build of the Buckwalter Shay