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by Asteamhead
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 79
Views: 45698

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Hello RussN, Nice work and continous progress! Just the right time for working at our hobby - far from others and Corona :evil: ! You're right so far: Bringing a projekt from scratch onto the rails some time 8) should be as important as working at those 1000s of details :) , we are loving, too! Carr...
by Asteamhead
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Hello RussN, Here's may way of building not just punk or steam but heavy metall :). Maybe the oldtimers in this forum know the vintage Maerklin (or Meccano) metal building systems from the 1960s? A dream of mine was the construction of a locomotive made of those standard parts as realistic as possib...
by Asteamhead
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 89
Views: 71714

Re: Another 2900 project...

Hello SF 2900,
Looking great your casted frame for the 8 wheel tender truck! 8)

All the best by asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Mosley Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 3104

Re: Mosley Generator

Thanks, Harold! Fair comment as always - one important reason, why we all can enjoy our hobby and like the chaski forum! By the way, an old friend who passed away some years ago, once constructed and built some working scale turbo generators, too. The biggest one of scale 1 in 4 not just delivered 3...
by Asteamhead
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O. Winston Link
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: O. Winston Link

Hello Steamchris and friends, To add some more to the story of the great Winston O. Link and the N&W, here my favourite photo / sound record of his work: The cover and sound of his 3rd record inspired me to plan building this special no. A 1239 back some 30 years ago :idea: By the way, I managed to ...
by Asteamhead
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 158
Views: 89621

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello friends, Be sure the J 611 will look perfect like the Y6b, once it will be painted :!: Luckily a good friend with proven skills on complicated painting jobs will help to paint the J, too :) Some photos taken when the Y6b had it's paint just dry will illustrate the very thin and precise coating...
by Asteamhead
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89289

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Nice looking parts for use as patterns! Why didn't you drill massive material and mill these half down ?
Looking forward to your process of making the waxes 8) ! Guess the final castings will be facinating!

All the best by Wulf-Dieter
by Asteamhead
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner too hot.
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Bagley burner too hot.

by Asteamhead
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89289

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: 2659

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: 2659

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: 3999

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...