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by JBodenmann
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Oliver Back Up Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Oliver Back Up Lamps

Hello My Friends
I was surprised how fast the back up lamps went out the door. I had 12 of them and they're all gone. I'll be making more soon. Thank you to all who purchased them
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 67
Views: 36074

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Now we are getting somewhere, the hose with some little fire hose type connectors stuffed in the end and some clamps that were made up. I have seen otherwise beautiful model locomotives with giant hideous hose clamps right out in front of God and everybody. Heavens to Betsy, come on man! A model is ...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 67
Views: 36074

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Now it's time to coat the hose. I used to use self vulcanizing tape for this and it worked pretty good but I have found a much better method. You have all seen the commercial for Flex Seal on TV. This is some pretty good stuff, they sell it at Wally's. Spray a nice wet coat on the hose and let it se...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 67
Views: 36074

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello My Friends Here is something you may find useful. Many engines had ribbed hoses for the large water connections between the engine and tender. The Nickel Plate Berks also had a large ribbed hose between the trailing truck and cold water pump. This is a very prominent detail so a ribbed hose wa...
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Oliver Back Up Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

1-1/2" Scale Oliver Back Up Lamps

Hello My Friends
I have some 1-1/2" scale Oliver back up lamps in stock. The they are investment cast yellow brass, with polished aluminum reflectors and a 12 volt incandescent bulb. Painted and assembled for $250.00, plus $15.00 shipping.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Thanks Asteamhead for the tips concerning welding. Copper is a great material to back up welds and prevent burn through. Here are some snappies of progress on the turret casing. A form die was made to flange the front sheet. .020" brass was used and flanged over for something to joi...
by JBodenmann
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Haven't done much on the Hudson lately. I did manage a start on the full width turret casing. This is going to be an interesting piece to make. They went through several different configurations during the life of The New York Central Hudsons. Some, like we have here were somewhat f...
by JBodenmann
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Even though It can be a challenge at times I enjoy welding. I grew up with an oxy acetylene set. My dear mom bought it for me when I was in the eighth grade. I built motorbikes and go carts with it. Like I have said before, I had some wonderful parents that always encouraged me. Too...
by JBodenmann
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends I have trouble seeing when welding. It didn't used to be so bad. I think the bright lights help a bit, but it could just be wishful thinking. I have welded right off the gap into no man's land a time or two. I hate it when that happens. Time to get out the eraser :oops: Jack
by JBodenmann
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: An O.S. Porter Journey
Replies: 60
Views: 39159

Re: An O.S. Porter Journey

Hello My Friends
Most excellent! The domes are an important part of a locomotives "Character". And these domes capture that Baldwin look.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends The weld was done with a Lincoln Precision 185 TIG welder. The material is .032" cold rolled steel. For rod I used .035 solid wire from the MIG machine. The power was set at 45 amps with a 1/16" electrode. Very little rod was used, mainly when tacking. If you fit things carefully yo...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196849

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

The lip around the bottom is where patience and a good eye comes in handy. As I have said before, in my case I think it's more a matter of stubbornness rather than patience. Go with what you got. :D The top photo shows the dome early on in the process. The dome is still quite a bit too tall. I alwa...