K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

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K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by ebtfan » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 pm

I have just finished the detailed boiler jacket for PRR K-4. Based on my copy of the original print the prototype jacket was made up of .065 sheets of steel fastened to the boiler with machine screws. I fabricated the 27 sheets from 24 gage steel and attached them to my 13 gage sub jacket using approximately four hundred 1-72 screws. That process involved a lot of hand tapping but in the end I feel I have strengthened my wrists in the process. Here are a few photos of the jacket. The next step is to remove the detailed jacket, paint the back sides and reinstall. Then on to the grates and ashpan.
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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by rwmorris » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:54 pm

That’s just awesome...

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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by Jim_Nolan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:34 am

Nice work
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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by PRR5406 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am

Really nice work.
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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by NP317 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am

That's a LOT of work!
Looks good.
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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by david griner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Very nice work, Dan......................very nice !!!

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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by JohnHudak » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Nice Job Dan..!

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Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Post by Dan Willey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:48 pm

Beautiful job Dan!
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