Train is finished

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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:55 am

NP317 wrote:Beautiful Train, Chris.
I still have dreams of double-headed Ten Wheelers.
~RN

that will be fun. but truth be told. you may have to settle for the American.
that rebuild is just about done. at that time, she will get her boiler back.
I am still planning on having the train set at the next triennial. I am thinking it may be a good idea to install a propane line that passes throw the locomotive to feed a lead locomotive. that way we can double head with out needing a fuel car between the locomotives.
three 20 lbs bottles should support two locomotives.
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Re: Train is finished

Postby jcbrock » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:21 pm

Nice Chris. Missed you at the TM ops meet, but it looks like you have been busy.
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Re: Train is finished

Postby Atkinson_Railroad » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 pm

Mission accomplished! Very nice.

As a long time advocate of material choices, what held your decision in using steel in constructing your train cars?
cbrew wrote, “…i did make it a point to keep them as lite as possible with out using aluminium.”

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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:38 pm

Atkinson_Railroad wrote:Mission accomplished! Very nice.

As a long time advocate of material choices, what held your decision in using steel in constructing your train cars?
cbrew wrote, “…i did make it a point to keep them as lite as possible with out using aluminium.”

John

Hi John,
it comes down to cost and ease of Tig welding steel.
i had all the flat parts laser cut.

coach.jpg
the cut sheet

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as picked up
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Re: Train is finished

Postby 05hwy28 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:19 am

They look awesome! Might just have to go that laser cut route for our tender....

I'll have to make an effort to get to the club and take a ride the next time you are there with the whole consist!

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Re: Train is finished

Postby cbrew » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 am

05hwy28 wrote:They look awesome! Might just have to go that laser cut route for our tender....

I'll have to make an effort to get to the club and take a ride the next time you are there with the whole consist!


Thanks for the kind words. laser cutting is a nice way to go.
i am planning on attending at least one day at the upcoming meet sept 2 - 4th
likely will be the sept 2. at this point. not sure if fall projects will allow me to play all three days
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