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by Pipescs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Next I needed bars. I also needed to be able to bend them consistently. This required a jig to bend the bars to that would allow me to drill the bolt holes consistently so the bars would not have to be hammered into place for each set of trucks. I want them to be consistent enough to simply be a bol...
by Pipescs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Columns. (Not sure what these are really called) content_Page_144_Image_0002.jpg Assem1.jpg Thinking of adding brakes into the design, I chose to draw the columns based on the photo above. What I came up with was TLAR quality. Although I drew them as a left and a right. I would end up joining them o...
by Pipescs
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Not quite in order, but one of the side projects was the lid doors for the JB. I ended up using various drawing and photos to draw up a Lid Door using Solidworks. This ran $70.00. The drawing was sent to Shapeways to be printed in Stainless steel. This was sent to Despatch Railroad Supplies where th...
by Pipescs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Machining the JB. The steps in machining the JB was: Bottom: DSC_4864.jpg Back: DSC_4865.jpg Top: DSC_4870.jpg I would note that the placement of the holes for the thru bolts are critical in their placement as you will use them as a reference in how deep you bore the bearing hole. I made a fixture u...
by Pipescs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

The Trucks For the rivet counters out there. You might want to skip this entire thread. I have a "TLAR" personality. Meaning "That Looks About Right". The idea for the trucks is based on Drawings and Photos available in books and the internet. But there was a lot of artistic license taken with a min...
by Pipescs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Very true about Tom's parts, But the crazy part of me likes to design and build more than right checks. Actually it is not any cheaper. Just more of a challenge. The major thing on this project was to acknowledge my inability to stick with one project for a while. For this reason I asked four other ...
by Pipescs
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 15581

2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

I am now ten months from retirement with the dream of completing the a 2.5 inch scale (7.5 Gauge) Forney. Kombrink's Engine is complete with cars now and I hope to run it this next few years while I work on the Forney. Today the Forney boiler material is being ordered and the engine pulled back to t...
by Pipescs
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 632
Views: 121680

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

Still banging away at it.

Tomorrow I am making a trip to Pulaski Tennessee to drop off the pipe for them to cope the pipe and to cut out the pieces that will become the boiler for the Rust Bucket.
by Pipescs
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 85839

Re: Kombrink's American

Another item to test out this season was a set of cylinder cocks. I am hoping this will put an end to me getting covered with hot water and oil out of the stack when I pull out of the firing bay for the first run of the day. These came from Blackgates engineering in England. They are the smallest I ...
by Pipescs
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 85839

Re: Kombrink's American

Hoping to get it out on the track this spring to see how it works. I am mounting the key fob on the deck of the tender next to the pump handle where I can reach it. It will be a new experience to have the ability to stop when I need to.
by Pipescs
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 7031

Re: Green velvet oil

Mike,

Assuming there is a Hazmat Charge involved, what is the best amount to order to balance out all the charges? QT or Gallon?
by Pipescs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 85839

Re: Kombrink's American

Last night the American passed its 40 year Hydrotest at two times the working pressure. Something to be said for Copper Boilers. Knowing Larry as I did, it was probably the third one it ever had. In the process of oiling it up and blowing out all the water I also ran it up on blocks to test the pump...