Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

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Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:53 pm

I have been thinking about this pilot for quite a few years. I finally got around to making the 2 dies requipped to make the pilot.

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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby 765nkp » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:38 pm

Any pictures?

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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:55 am

Progress from yesterday.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:56 am

This was a test picture. The center section is the final piece. The outside plates are test pieces.

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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 am

These are the final 3 plates. I still have a little work to do. I still need to cut out the step in each outside plate. Then weld them to the frame.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:32 am

This the pilot on the only surviving IC Mikado. This engine is in Paducah, Kentucky.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:33 am

Side view.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby PRR5406 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:13 am

Very nice metal work! Those pilots were absolutely classics, and you've done a fine job of faithfully reproducing one in scale!
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 am

Thank you. This is my first time using a die . I first used a block of oak as the die. It would not hold up to repeated uses. It was so nice to see an idea come to life.

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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:57 am

One of 2 dies I made to stamp these ribs. The center piece has a shorter rib.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:00 am

This 20 ton press easily pressed the ribs.
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Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Postby SteamHeaton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:01 am

Pilot frame.
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