New York Central Streamlined Hudson

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JBodenmann
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by JBodenmann » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:17 am

JBodenmann wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:10 am
Hello My Friends
First of thank you all for the compliments. Greg Lewis and Mary Anne dropped by for a visit the other day and got the twenty five cent tour for free. We had a most enjoyable time pointing and talking. Yes the Hudson will be oil fired. Doug, the owner preferred oil and didn't want the mess of coal.
Jack

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by NP317 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:46 am

Where this Hudson end up? I'd love to see it in person!
~RN

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by JBodenmann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:20 am

Hello My Friends
The Streamliner will live somewhere in Washington State. I'm not sure what Doug's local club is but I know he wants to run the engine. He is building the tender. Here are a few more photos. This was a challenging but very enjoyable project. I have often described things as a delightful little puzzle and there were a few on this locomotive. The main "little puzzle" was the front end. That streamlined nose was a lot of fun. That was one of the first things to be made as I wasn't really sure I could pull it off. Once It was started it really wasn't that difficult. Everything below the pilot beam is 1/8" steel. The intermediate part between the pilot beam and the nose cone is #20 Ga. cold rolled. The actual round nose cone was a spinning that was made at a shop in L. A. One head scratcher was the hinges for the nose cone. They are fully concealed when closed. There were drawings for half of them....So some card stock mock ups were made and tried out. I still had to make some of the actual hinge parts twice. This is how we learn. So here are some more snappies, I hope you like them.
Jack
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by Asteamhead » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:54 pm

Hello Jack,
What a beautiful work of art! 8)
Asteamhead

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by Short Line Tom » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:55 am

The increase of perfect!

Cheers!
Tom
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by JBodenmann » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:21 am

Hello My Friends
Here is a link to some cool video of New York Central Hudsons. The streamliners are spectacular. Isn't it a crying shame that no New York Central Hudsons were saved. Models are all we have.
Jack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXr6RZCIR2A

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by Short Line Tom » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:24 am

wrote: Isn't it a crying shame that no New York Central Hudsons were saved. Models are all we have.
.... and luckily a couple of videos and photos, taken from some "mad folks" decades ago. :wink:

Cheers!
Tom

.... and thanks for sharing the video :D
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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by Steam Engine Dan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:25 pm

hey jack, you might like this one. live sound footage of the commodore Vanderbilt on it's debut run in December of 1934.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eIOtj7V060

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by JBodenmann » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:27 pm

Hello My Friends
Cool video Dan. I hadn't seen that before. It's amazing what you can find.
Jack

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Status of New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by streamlinedhudson » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:14 am

Hi to those interested in the NYC Dreyfus Hudson
An update as to the status of the Dreyfus Hudson. As Jack mentioned I picked up the Hudson from him last January and trucked the loco to my shop on San Juan Island in Washington State. There is still work to do to complete the locomotive but it was time to work on the interface between the tender and the loco. The plumbing, electrical and oil line connection all needed to be established and constructed so that the tender and loco are compatible. The loco will be oil fired, a decision based upon not liking coal firing and the tender was not large enough to accommodate a propane tank. I thought the tender would be an easy build but the streamlining and curved sides and top have created many challenges. I've enclosed a few photos.

In any project of this size and complexity there are many skills and experience needed for a successful completed project. I’m preparing a longer and more detailed article about the build for Live Steam. However, Jessie Banning saved the project when he was able to re-machine and repair the machined cylinders I ordered from Klamath. Jessie and his partner Don completed the cylinders, rear cradle, drivers, boiler, valve gear and had the loco running on air. They worked on the project on and off for about five years. Jessie encouraged me to build the streamlined loco with the boxpok drivers and roller bearing rods. I brought the loco back to my shop and completed the brake gear, the stainless roller bearing main and side rods, and other bits and pieces. It was at this point I realized that building the streamlined Hudson would not be easier than a normal Hudson because of the extensive sheet metal work needed. I again contemplated giving up on the project as my sheet metal skills were not up to the challenge. So I discovered Jack Bodenmann from this website and his work on other Hudsons. After a year or so I convinced him to take on the project. Jack has worked on the loco about half time over the past three years and the results speak for themselves. Jack is indeed a master craftsman as can be observed in his photos of the build. He was able to correct the spring rigging and weight distribution on the drivers and numerous other fixes to get the loco to track and sit square upon the rigging. He also completed the Commonwealth six wheel tender trucks with full brake rigging, a massive job and truly a work of art. He really brought the loco to life. Both Jessie and Jack are amazingly skilled craftsman and wonderful persons to work and collaborate with. The project would not exist without their participation.
Regards doug

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by streamlinedhudson » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 am

I wasn't able to get the photos to attach?? doug

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Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Post by rkcarguy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:26 am

Beautiful locomotive!
I find I have to have my pics under 1000kb to post, I usually have to resize them in paint.
Are you going to have a home RR on "rabbit island" ? :wink:

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