My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Asteamhead » Mon May 29, 2017 8:38 am

Hello gamh44 and friends,
Done!
First runs on steam at our US-meeting in Sindelfingen were successful. Not all jobs don yet but working strong. Painting will be done in 1 to 2 years from now as soon as all main parts (cab, ront end and domes) are added to the model.
Finally we could run both Y6b 2172 and A 1239 teaming up on the point of a train - some 20 years since starting our projekts. You see me glad!
Some movies will follow soon.

Asteamhead
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A  1239 first run on steam (Sindelfingen US-meeting on 2017.05.26).jpg
Not quite 100 % finished. But running as intended!
A 1239 besides Y6b rest in the DBC-S shed,red.jpg
A dream came truth
A 1239 in front of the shed of DBC-S,red.jpg
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by NP317 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:19 am

Wow!
You must be thrilled!!
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Short Line Tom » Mon May 29, 2017 1:17 pm

Asteamhead wrote:................
First runs on steam at our US-meeting in Sindelfingen were successful. ....................
Some movies will follow soon.

Asteamhead
And I missed it :-(
So I can hardly wait, to see the movies.

Cheers!
Tom
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Harold_V » Mon May 29, 2017 3:45 pm

Well done. Very, very nice looking engine.

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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Steamchris » Tue May 30, 2017 3:13 pm

Hi Guys,

time to post the video of the meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEl4xSU3tu4



Kind Regards
Chris
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Short Line Tom » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:39 pm

Chris,

thanks for sharing the video!
Your J Class is missing ;-)

Cheers!
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Steamchris » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:39 am

Hey Tom,

good thing takes time.... we're busy everyday, i think in 5 Years the J will run.


All the best
Chris
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by PRR5406 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:05 am

What gauge / width are the rails for these locomotives?
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Steamchris » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:32 am

Hi,

all the big three's of the N&W are build on 5 " gauge and scale 1/10.

You can see my J at the thread "Project J" at this board.

All the best
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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by DanSmo » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:27 am

Asteamhead, thank you for the updates! Congratulations on the first steam! Your work is inspiring.

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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by Asteamhead » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello DanSmo and Harold,
Thank you for your congratulations! I feel inspired to continue the updates for there still are so many detals to be done.
Next steaming will be at Schackendorf near the city of Hamburg. Our tandem of N&Ws will run on the poit of some hopper cars or a public train. The model smokebox door should be mounted on the front instead mothers stainless pot then :lol: .
The stoker still won't be in action there. But the new fire door for hand firing can be replaced by the HT-stoker front end very easily, if intended. But air brakes will be first including CC Westinghouse air pumps. A working steam brake is available, too.
The loco negotiates a minimum radius of 10 m (33 ') as shown. But there were some trouble with the life steam joint at the right front cylinder. The lateral movement of the ball / slip joint had to be enlarged a bit to solve the problem.
Otherwise the engine ran very well, and smooth, but I missed that sharp barking exaust of an A :? ! I wide field for experiments, yet.
Steamchris ran the engine for some time and seemed to like their running ('Like a Mercedes'). More to report after our next meeting.

Asteamhead
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A negotiating a sharp curve including a crossing,red.jpg
Rails were constructed to accept locos and cars of 5 ", (144 mm historic) and 7 1/4 " gauges

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Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Post by gamh44 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:02 am

Asteamhead

Thanks for sharing your photos and the video. Such a great loco and those N&W hopper cars really look the part.
Asteamhead wrote: But air brakes will be first including CC Westinghouse air pumps.
Please post plenty of details of the build of the pumps. It would be great to see how you approach these.

Geof

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