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Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:16 pm

Hi Guys,

last month the wheel castings arrieved me, so we started with the
first parts of the J 611 on 5 " gauge. Last year i bought the crank-
bells and some other baker stuff. The wheels are almost ready,
so the next step will be the engine bed .

Regards Chris
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frame material on the little cnc mill
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Andypullen » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:26 pm

They look great, Chris!

andy
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by JKreider » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:48 pm

Chris:

We'll look forward to this engine taking shape.

Did you cast only the front and rear drivers and then add/modify the counterweights for the main and intermediate?

Nice work!

Jim Kreider

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Post by Steamchris » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:23 am

Hi Jim ,

yes you're right, thats the way how the wheels was made.
Special thanks to "Asteamhead" for giving me the patterns.

Regards Chris
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Post by gcarsen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:58 am

off the wall question, do you have more pictures of the CNC Mill? size, brand? the pivoting headstock is familiar, but I can not recall exactly!! looks like a nice big table though!!

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Post by Steamchris » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:59 pm

Hey Grant,

the cnc mill has a Heidenhain TNC 530 control, i just remember that the maximum way in X
was about 6 meters. I will ask for the brand i dont remember , sorry.

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Post by Steamchris » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:52 am

Hi Grant,

i asked my friend of the brand . He said that the cnc mill
is a "Sora Luce" .

Regards Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by hudson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:18 pm

A video of a large Soraluce lateral milling machine is shown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmvyhwPS2mc



Happy viewing,

hudson

NB The milling head ribbing is a telltale for Soraluce.

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:26 am

Hi Guys,

some news of Roanoke. The restoration begins and im so happy
about it. Its a little bit funny that i started with my engine at the same time on that
the full scale locomotive started with the restoration.
I wish i couldt be so quick as the guys in the movie, happy viewing.


Regards Chris



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Post by Brian Hilgert » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:43 am

Amazing work! How did you attach the counter weights? Are they bolted on from the back?

Thanks,
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Post by Steamchris » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:13 am

Hi Brian,

the counterweights are made of Brass sheet, the space between the
Spokes was filled with Resin. No Bolts just sheet, resin and loctite.
The brass sheet just mimic the counterweights .
I attached some pics of the work on the wheels.

Regards Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi Guys,

in last weeks we build the boiler for my J.
We´ve tested the boiler today with 170Psi,
everything looks good no problems or any
leaking welds. After the successfully test
we placed the wheels .... just dreaming :)
The following pics show you the single parts of the
building process....
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Will be continued on next page
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