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

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:50 am
by fresnojay
Here are some pics of the goodies I got from Chris in the last shipment and what I have gotten done so far.

Jason

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

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:13 am
by Harlock
Lookin' good! That looks the same as my MEG frame basically. Steel sheet sides.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:41 am
by fresnojay
Thanks Mike. I am trying to get her rolling for the Pres meet. Not sure if I will make it but really trying.

Jason

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

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:09 am
by sabin
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.
See ya Bitter Creek.

Jim

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

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:15 pm
by fresnojay
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 :).

Jason

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

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:34 am
by fresnojay
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.

Jason

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

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:41 am
by Dick_Morris
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.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 am
by redneckalbertan
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?

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

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:38 am
by cbrew
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.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:51 am
by redneckalbertan
Thanks! It makes good sense now that you say it.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:42 am
by fresnojay
Started prepping everything for welding and subsequent paint. Moving right along 8) .

Jason

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

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:33 am
by fresnojay
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!

Jason