2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Where users can chronicle their builds. Start one thread and continue to add on to it.

Moderator: Harold_V

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:48 am

Hi Glenn thank you for the compliment.
The plan's and castings came from Tom Artzberger at Hartford Shops. The main frame is about 5 foot long. Sorry about over load of pics I'm trying to catch up with where I'm at in the build. More pics to come but some will not post in the right rotation but I will keep trying. I started the project in July of this year. Thanks Jim

Mountaineer
Posts: 212
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:45 pm
Location: Canada

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:25 am

No need to apologize, I’m very much enjoying the pics.

Is Tom still active? Used his ductile iron drivers for my K27. Good castings.

Mountaineer

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:41 am

Yes he has been very nice to deal with and the casting as you say have been excellent.
Jim
Attachments
20210828_144756.jpg

Soot n' Cinders
Posts: 929
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:24 pm
Location: Marietta, Georgia

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:26 am

Once running, Toms 10 wheeler is a beautiful locomotive. I have heard there is one issue with the prints though, as drawn, either the back side of the wrist pin can hit the connecting rod or the front crankpin hits the crosshead. I can't remember which off the top of my head though, but something to double check when you get a rolling chassis.
-Tristan

Projects
-2.5" scale Class A 20 Ton Shay

Steam Siphon: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/leavitt ... tive-works

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:31 am

1
Attachments
20211006_105535.jpg
20211011_175441 (3).jpg
20211012_111738 (2).jpg
20211012_113605 (2).jpg
20211013_153743 (2).jpg
20211013_152714 (2).jpg

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:44 am

Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:26 am
Once running, Toms 10 wheeler is a beautiful locomotive. I have heard there is one issue with the prints though, as drawn, either the back side of the wrist pin can hit the connecting rod or the front crankpin hits the crosshead. I can't remember which off the top of my head though, but something to double check when you get a rolling chassis.
Thanks for the heads up. As you are fully aware all prints should be checked forward of your work before starting. Some adjustments some times have to be made to make things work.
As Jack says to much fun. Thanks Jim

Soot n' Cinders
Posts: 929
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:24 pm
Location: Marietta, Georgia

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:48 am

djjh87 wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:44 am
Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:26 am
Once running, Toms 10 wheeler is a beautiful locomotive. I have heard there is one issue with the prints though, as drawn, either the back side of the wrist pin can hit the connecting rod or the front crankpin hits the crosshead. I can't remember which off the top of my head though, but something to double check when you get a rolling chassis.
Thanks for the heads up. As you are fully aware all prints should be checked forward of your work before starting. Some adjustments some times have to be made to make things work.
As Jack says to much fun. Thanks Jim
Anytime! Definitely pays off to check things as you go. I about wore my shay out testing it as I went, I think I added up about 75 miles dragging the chassis around before it was able to move under its own power, but I had very few issues that first time she ran. Ive seen guys build a complete locomotive and they wind up with trouble on that first trip because there was an error on the prints. Worst I saw was a consolidation without enough swing in the pilot truck, the guy broke a spring pack trying to rerail it when it came off in a curve.
-Tristan

Projects
-2.5" scale Class A 20 Ton Shay

Steam Siphon: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/leavitt ... tive-works

Berkman
Posts: 569
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by Berkman » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:21 pm

You could always add walschaert valve gear to it! I think someone has done this before, so drawings of some kind must exist.

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:26 pm

1
Attachments
20211020_170451.jpg
20211015_183115.jpg
20211021_183449.jpg
20211015_183221.jpg

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:55 pm

1
Attachments
20211025_141035.jpg
20211027_112912.jpg
20211029_181124.jpg
20211031_113456.jpg
face plate jig

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:57 pm

Tender wheels
Attachments
20211120_134408.jpg

djjh87
Posts: 106
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Location: florida

Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:23 am

Axle boxes and lids
Attachments
20211123_135552.jpg
20211124_152222.jpg

Post Reply