Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

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

Post by Steamchris » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:29 am

Hello friends,

thanks for your words, it's a good motivation .


All the best
Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:04 pm

Hi Guys,

since my last report, we made some progress on the J engine bed.

Leaf springs with suspension...
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Axle fork bridges done and mounted
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First time on wheels, to get some impression of the dimension of the 5"gauge J
we toped the engine bed with the Boiler...that was a good feeling, even if i know that there is a lot
of work to do....
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:26 am

Hi Guys,

since the last posting we made some progress
on my J Enginebed.
Rear end is almost finished and ready for the boiler toping.
Bumper Beam and Front end still waiting for finishing.
It was a little bit tricky to repoduce the air tank, we want so close
as possible to recreating the look of the casted one .
Next steps are the trailing-/ engine truck.

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

Post by Harold_V » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 pm

Steamchris wrote:It was a little bit tricky to repoduce the air tank,
I assume the tank of which you speak is the center section of the frame?
Pretty work!

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

Post by Steamchris » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:14 am

Morning Harold,
yes the air tank is the center section,
for more stability we mounted some more
cross connections, the target is to become a very
rigid frame, like the original GSC.....

Air tank an frame connections, before welding
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the beautyful full scale GSC J Enginebed
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Here the cross connections. ...
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Harold_V » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:47 am

I'm impressed!
What method of welding was chosen for the assembly? I've looked closely and can't define a weld bead.

You gentlemen sure do nice work over there.

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

Post by Steamchris » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:18 am

Hello Harold,

sorry my picture's was made before welding by WIG method.
I hope it is the correct desicnation for the method.
I will Post some pictures from the finished welded tank later.
This picture shows the rear end during the welding process
by WIG method aswell. Some Parts of the rear and Front end are
made by welding and soldering method.
The rear end is completly made of 3mm SS sheet metal.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:52 am

Hi all,

some more Parts which are mayby of interest.

Here you ca see some different sings, #1239 for" Asteamheads"
A, aswell the cylinder signs and Builders plate.
The other are for my Dad's Y6b and for my J 611, the big three ;)
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Next picture shows the Commonwealth trucks of the N&W Tender.
3D printed , we want to creat casting patterns with it.
Hopefully it will work as we think.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by jcbrock » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:56 am

Steamchris wrote: sorry my picture's was made before welding by WIG method.
I hope it is the correct designation for the method.
WIG (Wolfram Inert Gas) is the equivalent to TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) here in the US.

Beautiful workmanship, Chris. Keep sharing your progress.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:09 am

Hello Jc,

thank you for correction, i will keep it in my mind.
With only 5 years of school english (20years ago),
im not so trained in technical english, sorry for that.
I will keep my progress coming from time to time, if
there are some news.

Thanks for interest, Regards
Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by boaterri » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:02 pm

SteamChris:

Your English is far better than almost all of our German, no need to apologize for using German abbreviations for processes. Come to think of it, your English is better than some of our English.

That said, beautiful work on the locomotive.


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

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:34 pm

Impressive work! Enjoy watching your progress.

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