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by JBodenmann
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 1095

Re: Tender Build Advice

Hello My Friends Here is something you may find useful, a link to the Disney American thread. It picks up where the tender tank started. There is also some tender tank info in the Nickel Plate Berkshire thread from some time ago. Happy Model Building Jack http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopi...
by JBodenmann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello My Friends Thank you Russ and Berkman. 762 will be basically the same as Peter Knott's and Tom Lawson's Berkshires. Peter's engine was sort of a generic Nickel Plate Berkshire. It was not an S1, S2, or S3. Tom's was a very accurate model of an S3. Jim's will be all S2. There were only very min...
by JBodenmann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks

Hello My Friends
From a while back.
Jack
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by JBodenmann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Nickel Plate 762

And here is something you may find useful. Sometimes we must locate holes in a boiler jacket or wrapper. For this you can make up some plugs with adjustable points. I just use regular pipe plugs. Drill and tap them in the lathe and make some threaded points. These are threaded into the boiler and th...
by JBodenmann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Nickel Plate 762

Hello My Friends Here is another project that has found it's way into the shop. Jim Kreider's Nickel Plate Berkshire #762. Jim grew up watching Berks run and his dad worked for the Nickel Plate. Jim's dad would take him to the roundhouse when it was full of these engines. As you probably know Jim de...
by JBodenmann
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello My Friends Here are some snappies of the baggage car. The roof has been coming along with the ends coming together slowly. They are being made of glued up segments of plywood. Solid lumber can be a bit unstable and can change size with changes in humidity. So segments were cut out using the ba...
by JBodenmann
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door
Replies: 23
Views: 2221

Re: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door

Hello My Friends
I would be interested in making the clam shell door. Brad Bluth already makes a 2-1/2" butterfly door.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 23
Views: 3684

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Hello My Friends Here is a story about a Raritan. One spring meet at LALS Mike Getscher had this very cool little 3-1/2" gauge Tich. Now thats a tiny engine! I was privelidged to run the tiny engine around the inner loop a couple laps. What a hoot! But you better hold your jaw right, a tiny spoonful...
by JBodenmann
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door
Replies: 23
Views: 2221

Re: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door

Hello My Friends
Anyone have a drawing of this door? I would like a copy if you do. I looked in my books and I can find drawings of everything but this door. That looks like something that would be fun to make.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 158
Views: 89792

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

Hello My Friends
Magnificent! 611 has always been one of my favorites, and you have captured her beautifully. Bare metal is cool to look at, but a model isn't finished until it's painted. And you are correct, bad painting and finishing can diminish a good model.
Jack
by JBodenmann
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 89521

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello My Friends Managed to get a few hours in fiddling with the Hudson. Sometimes I just need a break from the shop, so Sunday was spent outside doing gardening and moving dirt for the railway. The running board supports have been quite a puzzle and they are almost finished up. Saturday was spent o...
by JBodenmann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer update
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Eccentric Engineer update

Hello My Friends
Moving is quite a chore, especially heavy machinery. But this is a good thing as you will be closer to Tehachapi. :D
Jack