Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

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

Post by Steamchris » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:23 am

Hey Russ,

yes you got it. Thank you for interest.

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

Post by Harold_V » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:53 am

Steamchris wrote:Awesome in my opinion.
Indeed!
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by little giant » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:28 am

Harold Crouch told me that the NYC machine shops had to polish out all the tool marks on the side rods or they would develop cracks. And machinist were not allowed to use the top of the rods as anvils :shock:

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

Post by Steamchris » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:53 am

Hello Timken-Fans,


yesterday, we mounted all rods on the bolts with bearings.
No difference to the movement with only the parallel intermidient rods. The gear moves smoothly, im very happy about it.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:53 pm

Guys,

a few moments ago, i watched that awesome Video.
Those shots of the moving rods and wheels are so rare.


Have a look...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuM9CSCyNZQ



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

Post by Asteamhead » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:48 pm

Hello Chris,
today I got the oportunity testing the smooth running of your J's Timken gear by myself (hands on).
Actually their wheels can be turned fully 360° by a fingertip! No friction, no 'edging' at any angle, no backlash within the side rods. But full ability to move axles up and down as the equalizers will allow.
Congratulation to that outstanding precise workmansship by intelligent means of CNC tools, hats up!

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

Post by Steamchris » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:11 am

Hi WD,

im so happy about your words.
Your Words motivating me very much.
But look, without yout construction knowledge
i would be not that far, and sure Klaus (my Dad)
pushing me aswell.
Im very glad about having two Pro's on my side, like Klaus and you.
Thank you very much for supporting me, i appreciate that !!!!

All the Best , looking forward to Schackendorf....

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

Post by Steamchris » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:27 am

Hi Guys,


time to show some progress of my class J.
Since my last post we´ve made some progress on brake hangers ,
brake cylinders and steering bars.
Some pictures will tell it better then me...


last work on the Rods
IMG-20161216-WA0009.jpg
Brake hangers
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IMG-20161216-WA0011.jpg
Brake cylinders and steering bars...dont know the correct Naming,sorry
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:03 am

Hi Guys,

time to post some news of our J 611.
Because of a big fair in April, we've made a test run to find out how freely our model moves.
By a weight of 600g the locomotive starts moving ....

Have a look....

https://youtu.be/jVumlKZTcwM



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

Post by PeterCraymer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:46 am

Christian,

Any updates on the J? I am trying to get slowly started on my 1.5" scale one! Maybe it will be done in 20 years!

What dimension did you find for the width of the front buffer beam? I have found 10'2" but the drawing is hard to read and it covers a number of different class engines and pilots. Another drawing lists 11'3".

At some point is it possible for you to share your file that you used to print the pattern for the T-95 tender trucks? I would like to scale them up and have my own cast here in the USA.

Thanks,
Peter

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

Post by Steamchris » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:17 am

Hello Peter,
good to hear that you want to build the J , too.
But sorry, i didn't construct those trucks, i just bought the patterns,so no files to share...sorry!

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

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:24 pm

Hi Guys,

i just want to share some news about our J #611.
During the last month the Cylinders grew up.
We chose a welded construction of stainless steel with a Bronze Jack.

Preparation of the front and back plate
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befor welding
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Cylinders first time mounted on engine bed
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Brazed outlet box( free translated)
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see you in Part 2....
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