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by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Now we are getting somewhere. Here is the top and sides carefully fitted together. Then the two parts were tacked together, carefully checking the alignment as working around. Once everything was looking good the entire weld was made. The weld was smoothed out with an abrasive wheel and then the wor...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

After the top portion was made it was time for the side piece. The forming die was plunked down on top of the actual steam dome and was wrapped with some card stock, actually an old file folder. Then it had the boiler contour marked on it with some dividers and a Sharpie. This card stock pattern was...
by JBodenmann
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Yesterday I made the steam dome. This is one of them little puzzles that I really enjoy as its mainly just sticking my thumb out, and the main tool is a hammer. It is much easier to make than the sand dome as it's round. But in some ways it's not, as the lip around the bottom is qui...
by JBodenmann
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
Thanks Dan. Those are some very cool photos and will be useful when I get to the cab and tender.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Bill is correct, the tiny U joints from McMaster are fifty bucks each. You want the cool bling, you have to shell out the greenbacks :D . The power reverse is finished up. The #00-90 studs were made for the valve chest covers. The challenge here was getting the studs uniform with th...
by JBodenmann
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends
The stainless U Joints are from McMaster. The smallest are for 3/32" rod. Which I have here. The OD of the joints is the same as for 1/8" rod. They are also available un drilled.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Here is a bit more. The piston rod started out as 3/8" steel. Part was turned down to 1/4" round. Then it was cut off and put in the spindex. The 3/8" round was milled to 1/4" square. This square bit fits in the square anti rotator as in photo 4. You can also see the #10-24 left hand thread. This th...
by JBodenmann
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Bill's comment about Lucy...I can picture her working at the chocolate factory, on the assembly line. All us old Bozo's know what I'm talking about. I'm sure some of the youngsters are scratching their heads. Hopefully things won't get quite that frantic here :lol: As to the type of...
by JBodenmann
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" SP A6 Atlantic
Replies: 10
Views: 3321

Re: 1.5" SP A6 Atlantic

Hello My Friends
These Atlantic's are great engines. Looking forward to watching your progress.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 490
Views: 196836

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Greg may have his suspicions, but I can assure you, there is only one of me. I do drink quite a lot of coffee though. :D I haven't done anything on the J1e for some time. I have been working on molds for the last few weeks for some projects and I'm sick of lookin' at em'. The little...
by JBodenmann
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 67
Views: 36072

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello My Friends Here are a few snappies of some trinkets on Jim's Berk. The first we have here is the Super Governor. I really like these governors as they just bristle with blobs and bits. Lots of cool stuff going on here. Studs, and nuts, plugs, compression fittings, 1/16" tubing, eye candy! Next...
by JBodenmann
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves
Replies: 22
Views: 17088

Re: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves

Hello My Friends
All gone!
Jack