New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:50 am

Here are some pics of the goodies I got from Chris in the last shipment and what I have gotten done so far.

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Box of goodies.jpg
This is what was in the box of goodies minus he binders which are shown in the other pics.
Side Frame with binder 3.jpg
Both side frames with binders installed.
Side Frame with binder 2.jpg
Close up of the binder install.
Side Frame with binder 1.jpg
Yet another close up of the installed binder.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by Harlock » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:13 am

Lookin' good! That looks the same as my MEG frame basically. Steel sheet sides.
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks Mike. I am trying to get her rolling for the Pres meet. Not sure if I will make it but really trying.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by sabin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:09 am

I hope you get her rolling but, if you don't, bring her anyway, I'd like to see what you have done in person.
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:15 pm

Just picked up my new drill press so once assembled I can begin rolling at a more steady pace. No more scheduling conflicts or work issues to slow me down :).

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:34 am

Here are some pics of where today has gotten me. Started this morning and after a few glitches on my end getting used to the new equipment things seemed to have turned out pretty good for my first project.

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Peds, spring plates, binders complete and pre-install.jpg
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by Dick_Morris » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:41 am

Nice work. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project.

Something to consider, best practice for nested springs is for them to be wound in opposite directions.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by redneckalbertan » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 am

Dick_Morris wrote:Something to consider, best practice for nested springs is for them to be wound in opposite directions.
Just trying to understand. Why is that?

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by cbrew » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:38 am

redneckalbertan wrote:
Dick_Morris wrote:Something to consider, best practice for nested springs is for them to be wound in opposite directions.
Just trying to understand. Why is that?
is so the coils do not interfere with each other, but steps have been taken where that should not be an issue.
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by redneckalbertan » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:51 am

Thanks! It makes good sense now that you say it.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:42 am

Started prepping everything for welding and subsequent paint. Moving right along 8) .

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:33 am

Received the next 2 packages of parts from Chris Friday while I was playing trains at the BCWRR presidents run weekend. Got in the axles, wheels, sprockets, journals, bearings, gear box assembly, and cab doors. Can't wait to get the chassis on its wheels!

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