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by JBodenmann
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: An O.S. Porter Journey
Replies: 60
Views: 39053

Re: An O.S. Porter Journey

Hello My Friends
Now just because it's 3/4" scale there is no reason to get lazy. :D Mikes Mogul here proves that quite apparently. His attention to detail, fit and finish is exceptional. 3/4" scale is such a delight to build in. Once again...too much fun!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forming boiler sheets for three 3/4-in. scale Virginias
Replies: 46
Views: 12159

Re: Forming boiler sheets for three 3/4-in. scale Virginias

Hello My Friends Isn't Andy's American the Cat's Meow! I have been fortunate to see his progress in person over the years. That copper boiler is a thing of beauty and in a way it's a shame to cover it up. But we must do as we must do. Hopefully it will get some test running in here at the Alcalde & ...
by JBodenmann
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves
Replies: 22
Views: 17008

Re: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves

Hello My Friends
Only two sets of 2-1/2" scale brake valves left. I don't plan on making any more. Get them while you can.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 181
Views: 142255

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

Hello My Friends
Great job Chris, ultra cool as usual!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 67
Views: 35831

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello My Friends Here is what's been happening with Jim's Berk. The later Nickel Plate Berkshires had three sources of electricity. One turbo generator for the Mars light. Another for most everything else, cab lights and such. And a turbo alternator for the radio. The turbo alternator used the steam...
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Hello My Friends Thank you for the compliments. Not really planning on taking orders for these little guys, but then everything is negotiable :D . Here are a few snappies of the finished scoop. This little exercise in wood and metal was purely for fun. It didn't have to be made to any particular dim...
by JBodenmann
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Hello My Friends Here is a bit more on the coal scoops. Time to make the wood parts, oak in this instance. First the ends were turned to fit the taper of the metal parts. Then the center was cut. This was done using the compound and then massaged with files and sandpaper. The sandpaper and files wer...
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Here are a few more. The D handle should be heated and well formed to the die. In photo 2 it's heated again and the recess for the flat head screw is formed using a large center punch with the end ground to match the screw head angle. Some tapered tubing was made by hot forming steel sheet around an...
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

So it's now time to make the D handle that fits to the other end of the scoop. Once again an aluminum die is made to form the frame for the D handle. This piece of aluminum is 3/4" thick. It has a compound curve around the curved end, and a radius on the straight edge. It also has some recesses wher...
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Hello My Friends Now that the scoop is made it's time to form the goose neck. It is made in two halves. As you can see on the curved mandrel there are spots that are milled flat. That is where the narrow ends of our work piece will be clamped using some C clamps. You can see these ends on the paper ...
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I Hate It When That Happens!
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

I Hate It When That Happens!

Hello My Friends
I Hate It When That Happens!
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Now it's time to start the curved, tapered goose neck. First a piece of steel round stock was tapered using the metal lathe. Then a set up was cobbled together on the steel table to bend the mandrel. Some chalk marks were made on the table to as to show the correct angle. The mandrel was heated up a...