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Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:10 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
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Plymouth HL 20 ton Bellevue and Cascade Railroad
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this is been almost 30 years in the making

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 am
by Glenn Brooks
Intriguing post! Tell us more. The name of the RR indicates it’s in my backyard - east side from Seattle....

Glenn

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:00 am
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Well Glenn ,the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad was a 3 foot Narrow Gauge in Iowa with 36 miles of track! The ox was there last working locomotive, by the way the locomotive started life at SJ Groves Construction Company in New York state with five other siblings building a dam, then to the B&C RR, after that moved to Uniontown Ohio, east of Akron, at a Portland cement facility

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:28 am
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Just to let you know I had a few projects pop in the way of this I should be back to this very shortly

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Starting on doing blueprints don't know if I should do in AutoCAD? for this engine just out of curiosity if anybody would be interested in building this locomotive !I May build a few frames to sell if anybody shows interest, also having trouble figuring out how to post correct size pictures I've posted some pictures on Pinterest just do a Google picture search Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Plymouth locomotive, and just in case anybody wants to know I owned the real Plymouth locomotive in the pictures I was going to build it to represent the original ox!!

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Start working on the frame fabrication

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:13 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Started working on cutting the bottom of the frames to 2.750 the top part of the frame will be 3.125

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:43 am
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Finish last cut at 3.125 also two frame separators finished soon will be
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Finish cut
welded together

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:41 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Back part of angle iron Notch out is where the cab is going to be, the clamped on angle iron is where the Eaton 11 hydrostatic pump well be mounted

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
Very shortly will be able to start welding these four pieces together to form the frame sides, then we'll start building the ends with a coupler pockets in it, then start laying out for hydraulic motor Mount between the axles, and

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:55 am
by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
One of the reasons why things in the shop move slowly not being able to measure certain distances but only with a tape measure is about as close as you can get! Now I have found a pair of Vernier calipers made in Germany four 75 bucks !! I think 7 ft long reason you asked why I need them that long is my second engine is sp1 Little Giant