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 Nov 12, 2018 12:36 am

Hello Rob,

thank you for your interest. I will post some more picture, no problem. When im back home i will make some more pictures.

I like your project,the J-3's are very good engines.
Another proof for succesful engines, the combination of baker steering G.S.C Frames and the timken runing gear
seems to be a guarantor for that succes.

Would love to see some of your work!

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

Post by Steamchris » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:59 am

Hello,

as requested some more Pictures of the J engine Truck.
Since last posting the spiral springs are mounted, we still waiting for rockers.
IMG-20181120-WA0010.jpg
IMG-20181120-WA0011.jpg
IMG-20181120-WA0012.jpg
IMG-20181120-WA0013.jpg
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:00 am

Hello friends,

finally thr Rocker for trailing truck arrived yesterday.
I had luck, the guy at water jet company is a RR Fan also ,so i become the parts for free :)

The frame of the truck is sandblasted now, so All parts are ready to be mounted. Some Pictures....
IMG-20181130-WA0004.jpg
IMG-20181130-WA0006.jpg
IMG-20181130-WA0005.jpg
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:47 am

Hello everybody,

After many hours of sheet metal work, the engine truck is now ready. We had to deviate a bit from the original to ensure a screeching distance of 16mm in each direction.

The cylinder drainage could not be done mechanically because the rash of the engine truck is too big for the lever position. Now we have converted these to steam.

The bearing has arrived some days ago and is now mounted on the pivot point.

Some pics of the truck
IMG-20181210-WA0015.jpg
IMG-20181210-WA0017.jpg
All the best and merry Christmas to all of you Guys.

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

Post by Rob Gardner » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:49 pm

Chris, thank you for posting these very detailed photos of your J's pilot truck. Will be studying them in the near future.

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

Post by JKreider » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:28 am

Chris: As always it is a pleasure to be looking at and following your beautiful work.

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

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:46 am

Hi Guys,

thank you so much for your words.
After all sheet metal work of the engine truck we started with the trailing truck...some pictutes are attached
IMG-20190107-WA0004.jpg
IMG-20190107-WA0007.jpg
IMG-20190107-WA0002.jpg
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Asteamhead » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 am

Hello Chris,
Same laser cut parts as used with my A, different method of making! Here's the missing photo, showing the raw parts.
Much bending and a lot of precise TIG-welding, so many hours of work, yet :roll: !
Carry on!
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A, J Trailer laser parts

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

Post by Andypullen » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:23 pm

Amazing work Chris and WD! I love that moment of truth when the air line is connected and the regulator is cracked open and off she goes! I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful machines in person!

The use of the taper locks on the axles is very interesting. I've used them in industrial applications and they are almost bullet proof. I might have to try them on a locomotive. I'm guessing that you have covers for them so they can't be seen?

Thanks!

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

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:58 pm

Hey Andy,

we also looking forward to see you in person:)
Yes sure, we will cover the taper locks.

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

Post by Steamchris » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Hello Guys,

today we finished the work on the trailing truck frame.
Sandblasting was the last step.
Still a lot of work to do for sure, but another big part is ready.

IMG-20190129-WA0017.jpg
IMG-20190129-WA0015.jpg

first time under the engine
IMG-20190129-WA0016.jpg
All the best
Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Asteamhead » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:38 pm

Hello Chris,
Looking fine, well done! Another important step towards the roll out :)

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A 1218 Trailer _0270red.jpg
Prototype, same as with the J

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