New York Central Streamlined Hudson

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JBodenmann
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby JBodenmann » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:55 pm

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Hello My Friends
The new shop is mostly done and now it's time to get back to work. Here is some of what has been happening. One little trick that I have developed is to hide an injector in the stoker engine. This type stoker engine had a large exhaust steam line that came out from under the engine and ran forward along the fire man's side under the running boards. This bit of piping makes a great injector delivery line on our models. This stoker engine is made up from a casting set I have available. Something else that has been worked on are the booster steam lines. It's been a while since I posted here and things have changed….So my pictures are a bit out of order, I'll get it figured out…I think. Oh yes I also have the booster steam lines available. No shortage of things to do!
Jack
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby Asteamhead » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:23 am

Hello Jack,
Your piping details of the water connections are looking great again! What a pitty that they are almost hidden to visitors under your locomotive's back end.
No space for an injektor inside the stoker engine yet in my A: It gets a working stoker engine which will be needed to deliver coal some day ...
Asteamhead

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby Love4Steam » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Welcome back! Great to see your posts again. I hope you are getting settled into the new shop.

Doug

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby JBodenmann » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:53 pm

Hello My Friends
It's good to be back posting here on the board. I have been really up to my hub caps setting up the new shop. It's not quite done yet, but when it is I'll post some photos. This week I am mainly setting up my new wood shop. It's been almost thirty years since I had a proper wood shop. I had a new building built just for it. This week I am building cabinets for the model shop and the wood shop. Too much fun!
Jack

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby JBodenmann » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:28 am

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Here is the start of a little trinket for the Hudson. This is the air operated throttle (dummy) for the booster engine. It will fit in the big steam line on the fire man's side that runs between the valve chest and the booster engine. This is one of them delightful little puzzles. Make some shapes with the lathe and mill, some silver solder and there you go. One little trick that makes parts like this really pop on the finished engine is to make the threaded caps, plugs, and packing nuts separate. Take them off when you paint the main body and leave them shiny brass. After painting fit up the shiny bits for a jewelry like effect. This is as far as progress progressed today. There are still a few pieces to make. The operating lever that he air cylinder connects to. That is the air operating cylinder laying there with it's four #1-72 bolts holding the cap on. It will be mounted alongside the vertical cylinder and will have a tiny compression fitting for it's 1/16" air line. More to come.
See ya' later alligator
Jack
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby Steamchris » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:09 pm

Jack,

Wow, im speechless, awesome.
Your work is outstandig.

Keep it coming.

All the very best
Chris
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby JBodenmann » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 am

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Thank you Chris. Here is an update on the booster throttle.In the top photo we have all the little bits arranged next to our old friend the Ticonderoga #1 pencil. Most things start out with a pencil, or at least they used to. Things still do for a Luddite like me. In the second photo down we now have the throttle gooped up with silver solder flux and laying on a piece of fire brick with bits of solder here and there. I always put the solder on before applying heat, sometimes adding a little once things are heated up, and remember when soldering, gravity is your friend. The bottom two photos show our puzzle piece all stuck together. The nuts and bolts are all #1-72, holding the caps on the top and bottom and also in the dummy flanged connectors. The piping is 7/16". When making little trinkets like this, try to break it down into shapes that you can make and then stick together. Most of the assembly was done with silver solder, but there were some second operations done with soft solder, like sticking on the vertical actuating cylinder. As I have said before, a delightful little puzzle.
Happy Model Building
Jack
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Postby Brian Hilgert » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 am

Beautiful! And thank you for sharing your building process. One question. How do you keep the flame of the torch from melting the solder into a ball and having it roll away?


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