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by Asteamhead
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Just skilled modeling of it's finest 8). Thank you for posting the detailed process!
Wulf-Dieter
by Asteamhead
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2-1/2" Scale brake valves
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: 2-1/2" Scale brake valves

Hello Jack, What about this? I made it for use within my class 44 of 1 : 10 scale about 40 years ago :) Prototype was a standard Knorr train brake valve. It was built as a reducing valve used for the direct brake yet. Size is about 20 by 20 mm Still working, pencil drawings are still available and m...
by Asteamhead
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2-1/2" Scale brake valves
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: 2-1/2" Scale brake valves

Hello Jack,
Looking so nice! What a pitty they are a little too big for my tiny A engine.

All the best by asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

Post by PRR5406 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:04 am Which raises the question if anyone have constructed a completely roller bearing equipped live steamer, and if so, what is the legacy of the locos performance? "Always stopping my train, and risking my ankles, with American made, New Balance sneakers." The...
by Asteamhead
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 89569

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello friends, Some more photos (will be the last this year). Constructing the valve head of that minor size given by the prototype was a challange :!: . Having constructed several working pumps for my former engine even smaller than this CC pump, I'm confident all will work as intended. Instead of ...
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 88938

Re: Kombrink's American

Sorry, forget posting the photo!
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 88938

Re: Kombrink's American

Nice, indeed!
Look, a friend of mine posted his engineer made of 3D besides his fine model yust recently. Showing plenty of life!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 57
Views: 33394

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Hello Dick, That's a pleasure, watching your results and your way of making 8) ! Like your work! Knowing well it's a long hard way from a raw construction towards a perfect casting :!: . Thus I never dared to make castings by myself rather than relied on skilled friends and several small companies w...
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Good idea! Constructing the running board and all those supports at just the right height on both sides of the engine is a demanding job, indeed. Keep on posting your methods of making, please!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

Re: Cylinder Borning

Hello friends,
Did it the same way, worked great!
Just one more idea to make turning a bit easier: Clamping the bore tool by means of a four yaw with individual adustment, you may fine adjust the turning diameter very precisely :idea: .

Asteamhed
by Asteamhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 89569

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Jack, Thank you for your interest! For turning pistons and piston rod was one of the next steps, I made one set just today :) . The steam (HP) piston got a set of two standard piston rings of grey iron. By the way the same size which I used with the piston valves of the A :idea: The piston was...
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 80902

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello dnevil,
Very nice details, too indeed 8) ! Thank you for posting :!:

Asteamhead