A champion is born.

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pkeiser
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by pkeiser » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:41 pm

Well, I think I need something to do.So I started a new Choo Choo. Another Northern. Hence a Champion is born part 2. Turning the smokebox front. Trueing it for the door.
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Harold_V » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:19 pm

Cool! Everyone needs a good project.

Can you tell me a little about your lathe? Is it a Tray Top? Swing? Looks like a pretty nice machine!

Harold

A second look revealed it's a 19" swing.
Awesome!
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Rob Gardner » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:15 am

Very nice lathe, Paul. Can you share with us why you chose to paint all of your machines blue? Also, what prototype or design will this latest Northern follow?

Rob

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Re: A champion is born.

Post by pkeiser » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:19 am

I am assembling Mike Venezia's Northern.Most of the machining is finished so I guess I'll need 3 years to complete it.
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Hudson Honey » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:16 pm

3 YEARS!!!!!!! I'm expecting it to be on air in 3 months .......and fire put to it in 9 months. chop chop :lol: :lol:


Pamela

several boxes going out monday


Pamela

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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Rob Gardner » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:22 pm

Old Northern or New Northern?

Rob

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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Highiron » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:04 pm

Rob Gardner wrote:Old Northern or New Northern?

Rob

It will be another ALCO Northern

we actually (Paul, Pam and I) starting building 3 engines all together 3 or so years back, we were gang maching parts, life, work and lots of other stuff keep getting in my way and it leaves me no time to build any more, so with almost all of the major machine work done Paul is doing me a great favor and assembling the beast, I have the tender here at home....Thanks Paulie!!...guess now I am gunna owe you $18.00...lol


during it's assembly we will be testing a few possible design changes to see if they will work to make some more improvments

It will be Lackawanna 1637, a Q4 Pocono

here is a line drawing of it along with my Hudson 1154
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Here is film footage of the real 1637


Here is a link to some tech specs on the Poconos
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/northern/?page=dlw
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Steam Engine Dan » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:36 pm

that's gonna be a cool northern mike, sweet deal.

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Post by pkeiser » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:49 am

Mike's new Alco Northern. Boring hole for smoke stack. Thank God for bimetal hole saws. Isn't that just absolutley exciting. I need professional help!
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Hudson Honey » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:22 pm

How may I help?
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by Andypullen » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:50 pm

Hudson Honey wrote:How may I help?
LOL!
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Re: A champion is born.

Post by pkeiser » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:37 am

1690 Northern running on air for the first time
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