Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

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10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Finished making the side rods and oil cups today. Chassis rolls fine. Progress will be stoping for 5 months while I will be in Florida for the winter.

Rob
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by steamingdon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:05 am

Nice job! 5 months in Florida, you will miss winter. :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by steamingdon » Tue May 01, 2018 1:22 pm

When will we get some updates ? now that you are back in N.E. look forward to seeing you and Barbra this weekend. :D :D :D
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon May 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Got restarted on the project after getting back from sunny Florida. Machined and mounted the main rods.
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed May 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Mounted and aligned the cross head guide bars.
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri May 18, 2018 11:19 pm

Set the eccentrics and timed the valves today. Also blocked it up and ran it on air. A little stiffer than I would like it to be, but it sounded square in forward and reverse,

Sorry do not know how to make Utube videos.

Pinning the eccentrics next, I don't trust set screws not to slip.

Rob

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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed May 30, 2018 6:42 pm

First trial fit of the boiler and part of the cab. Working out the manual brake lever placement and location of some of the brake linkage. Noticed the ports for blow brown are in the cab and will have be plumbed thru the cab floor.
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by NP317 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:55 am

Lookin' good.
I see the couch on the background. Does that mean you are working in your living room?
'Wouldn't be the first to do that.
~RN

10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Thu May 31, 2018 7:32 pm

No not the living room, I finished half of the basement 30 years ago for a play room for the kids. Now it's my clean assembly area away from all the dirt and chips on the shop side of the basement.

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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:48 pm

Finished machining the baloon stack casting this afternoon. For some reason the previous builder had only machined the bottom half for some reason.

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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:23 am

Where did that beautiful balloon stack casting come from? That's really nice.

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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:40 am

It came with the engine project. I do not know who the casting supplier was.

Rob

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