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Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:20 am

I've taken on a commission to take a Romulus from running on air to running on steam. Here is a video if it running. It has Southern valve gear.

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:58 pm

Today I set the boiler in place and will now mark and drill holes to mount boiler to saddle. Next will be to drill holes for the steam pipe and exhaust pipe to come into the smokebox. I'll mark the smokebox for the stack and move the boiler to the mill for that operation.
Lots to do.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Builder01 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:24 pm

Thanks for posting the video. It seemed strange that the video was mostly of the blast pipes and the top of the valve chests. A still photo would have been good enough for that. You might consider, for a moving picture video, more shots of the valve gear from the side.

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:14 am

My purpose was to hear the exhaust beat in forward and reverse.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:37 pm

I made the Johnson bar and quadrant this week. A bit more cleanup and add the reach rod will finish it.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:57 pm

A busy 3 days in the shop. Got some big jobs out of the way.
Grind and fit, grind and fit, grind some more to get the stack to fit the smokebox.
Located the stack and drilled the rivet holes.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:01 pm

Next is to make a hole in the smokebox to match the stack.
I used a 2.5" hole saw and it went quite well.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:21 pm

Another video of the Johnson bar and the Southern valve gear operating.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83GLY_ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Builder01 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:16 pm

Now that's a video! Nice!

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fender » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:15 pm

Fred,
What rpm did you run the hole saw? Lubricant or not? Will need to make a 2.25" diameter hole in a boiler you already know about.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by EnidPuceflange » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:27 pm

Nice - another Fred build. Good to see...thank you

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Yesterday and today I dropped the wheel sets and did a finish machining of the tires and flanges.
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