USATC S-160 Consolidation

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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 pm

First operation was on the lathe to machine the periphery and a spigot on the back that fit into the cylinder bore. The front heads were then turned over and the front was faced off. (I actually cast and machined three rear cylinder heads. I didn't use the one shown that has the sand inclusions.)
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 pm

Then to the mill. The front heads were relatively easy. The center was indicated on the mill and the DRO was used to drill the hole pattern of 20 holes for the cylinder studs and four more drilled and tapped for the front cover.

The rear head was more difficult. The center was indicated, all surfaces were milled using the DRO for making the cuts, and using the DRO to drill another 20 holes were made for the cylinder studs and four more for the packing.
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:22 pm

The final product.
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:04 am

Impressive work. Very nice looking.

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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by NP317 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:02 pm

Good to see your progress on your Consolidation.
You've obviously been busy on the Prototype!
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by RussellCofIdaho » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:39 pm

Great stuff Dick! Someday I want to build an 0-4-0 in 18" gauge (approximately 1/2 scale) and the big dream is a couple of Sumpter Valley Ry 2-6-6-2s!
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:11 am

The front truck about 90% done. I've been creationg pieces for about a year, on and off. With the exception of simplified axle boxes, it follows the prototype drawings pretty closely. Waiting for more nuts and bolts and to machine the axles and wheels to finish it off.
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:13 am

Another angle.
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Dick_Morris » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:23 pm

The truck is finished. Now I can finally move on to something else.

It's about 95% true to the prototype drawings. The bearings and journals are the only major deviation.
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by NP317 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:30 pm

Yea! I remember how I felt upon finishing te lead truck for my Mikado.
Good progress!
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Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Post by Asteamhead » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 am

Dick,
nice construction, looking fine!

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