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by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68317

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: 1008

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: 184
Views: 81847

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: 267
Views: 68317

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

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

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 184
Views: 81847

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

Hello friends of the N&W, First intermediate part was done! Silver soldering all the fabricated parts (12) made of bronze worked out fine :D . A lot of preparation and fixing some parts was necessary however. Small pieces of silver solder were placed inside the lanterns at several places. Some more ...
by Asteamhead
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

Hallo Soot n' Cinders, Your idea using a simple gear wheel instead of a sophisticated turbine blade wheel to me seems o.k.! Makes just a small difference using the same nozzle. Choose a wheel made of aluminium of the biggest diameter fitting into your housing. That cheap DC-motor of your choice is a...
by Asteamhead
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 267
Views: 68317

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Happy about not being alone!
Scale 1 in 10 will be some 20 % bigger - just what our German locomotives lack in size to your US engines :lol:
All those superb gadgets make it worth to construct and build by one's own!
Carry on!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

Hello all,
What about this method (exerpt from my topic in Build Log 'A with Timken Running Gear')?
Works as intended within different locomotives, by the way :) .

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Hello Anthony, Whow, your both precise and ingenious work is far beyond we 'normal' modelers are able to construct and build 8) ! Regret that I'm building my A using the 'wrong' scale. Otherwise I would order and use your fine scale parts of the Westinghouse CC air pump rather then build them myself...
by Asteamhead
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 184
Views: 81847

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

Hello GregE, Please see some more of that stuff. The center part is made of several parts, which allows individual milling and drilling :idea: before beeing soldered.This makes it a great easier to drill the (hidden) valve seats. Centering is made by means of separate precise O-ring seats. Those of ...
by Asteamhead
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: check valve
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: check valve

Hello squandt,
Please have a look on my topic Class A at Build Log, page 9:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=103319&start=72
Maybe this would be helpful?

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 184
Views: 81847

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

Hello friends, Here is some more progress constructing the CC-air pumps for my A. Same method as desribed above just a bit more complicated due to the air valves to be inserted. Use of the mandrels instead a vice makes it a lot easier to both fix the parts when milling and to find the center and cor...