Kozo K-27 build thread

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by JohnHudak » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Largo wrote:Enjoying this thread. I just received my driver castings on Saturday, so I'll be joining in the odyssey before long.

I had one question - does a comprehensive bill of materials exist? As it is not easy to find metric sized stock, I'd just as soon order it all at once. Probably would save on shipping that way if nothing else.

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Brian
Brian, I haven't seen any material lists for any of Kozos locomotives, so I doubt if there will be one with this one either...
McMaster Carr has a lot of metric 1018 CRS ( but no 9mm thick for the frames...!) And while I'm sure there are others, I've always been very satisfied with their shipping and service...
Post some pics here when you get started...
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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by JohnHudak » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:58 pm

Well, I had a couple of weeks off from work for the holidays, and in between all the family visiting, I managed to get into the shop and get a good start on the lead truck for the K-27.
Here is a pic of what I've got done so far, and there are only a few pieces left to go.. It looks like this will be a quick build for the Jan/Feb issue...
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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Andypullen » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:47 pm

The wheels are going into the lathe as soon as 2 orders of snifters and some axles for PostwarBob's C-19 tender are turned. The drawing is stuck to the chip shield with a magnet.

Looks great, John!

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Michel Richard » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:59 pm

John Hudak's post elsewhere got me thinking and I figured out a way to rough out the little barrel parts. Bolted a 1 inch square bar to an angle plate on the mill as shown. The fulcrum is where the long bolt is on the right. Distance from the bolt centre to the tip of the tool is two inches.

Parts came out pretty rough, but I hand-finished them on the lathe.

Pretty happy with the result.

Also, a pic of the parts made this weekend.

Cheers

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Michel Richard » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:00 pm

I sometimes have trouble with posting two pics. Here's the setup
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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by SilverSanJuan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:29 am

Nice work, Michel.

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 am

You guys amaze me. That's a very clever setup!

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Michel Richard » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:49 pm

I'm happy to report that I am now up to date on the K-27 build, and I'm waiting for the next issue. I've got a bit of maintenance to do in the shop, and I've started building tender trucks, so I may continue with those.

I'm not afraid to say that I build to fit, and that I'm not overly concerned about the appearance of parts that won't show and won't directly fit to other parts.

Happy with the progress, though.

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by JohnHudak » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:55 pm

Michel, I'm working on the forks right now... I guess we have about three+ weeks to go before the next issue....?
I need to get my frame finished next...
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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Michel Richard » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:40 pm

3 - 4 weeks, I would guess, yes.

I was able to spend quite a bit of time on the frame over the holidays. Lotsa holes and tapping to do, I counted about a hundred. There's a few more, but they'll be done when the mating part is available. It's pretty big too, especially when compared to the A3. I realized along the way that one reason it's in 3 pieces, somewhat like the prototype, is probably because it can then be built on smaller machines, which is good for me, because that's what I have !

Speaking of which, the cross feed screw on my old Logan is pretty worn in some spots. the carriage moves a little bit when it's in the area that's most used (near the front of the lathe) but is fairly tight further back. Pretty sure it means I should really get a new screw. I'll see what they cost, along with a nut. Alternatively, I could try to make one out of drill rod. That would be interesting ! 3/8 th by 10 acme thread . . . .

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by SilverSanJuan » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:59 am

Looking good, Michel. Can't hardly wait for the next issue.

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Re: Kozo K-27 build thread

Post by Kimball McGinley » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:12 pm

For Michel: Can you please explain that roller set-up a bit more for dunderheads like me? Is the part spinning in the mill chuck, and is that a lathe bit that moves up and down and on a radius?

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