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by BobbyT
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Berkman, The frame I used is a water jet frame that I recessed slightly to seat the cylinders. I am fortunate that Bob Dean did all the engineering for me when he was building his Erie Pacific.
by BobbyT
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Thanks Don, looking forward to seeing you all in February.
by BobbyT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Time for my semi annual update photo. As you can see work has progressed. I am a good track builder, a fair machinist but a really lousy blog writer.
by BobbyT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Here is the part installed, This was my first attempt at using a rotary table.

For self taught garage machinist, I am happy with the results.
by BobbyT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Update: Trailing truck has been finished, assembled and painted....... of course I have no photos :roll:

I machined the draw bar pocket.
by BobbyT
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 50
Views: 34458

Re: Your RR grading methods??

The track method we used successfully here in Florida is: rough grade ROW Lay down a 32" strip of 6 mil construction visqueen (construction plastic sheet) lay 2 x 2 extruded plastic ties attach steel rails in place with SS screws tweak track alignment then we add the ballast- using a loader I place ...
by BobbyT
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Milwaukee Road # Conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 3317

Re: Milwaukee Road # Conflict

1960 Chevy P/U :)
by BobbyT
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Handrail Stanchions?
Replies: 26
Views: 10067

Re: Handrail Stanchions?

If I recall right, prototype handrail would be between 1" and 1 3/8". At 2" scale, would give you a handrail of around 1/4"
by BobbyT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Handrail Stanchions?
Replies: 26
Views: 10067

Re: Handrail Stanchions?

What scale are you building?
by BobbyT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Baldwin S12, what are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 4588

Re: Baldwin S12, what are these?

Have you looked at little oil cups with spring loaded covers? I believe McMaster Carr carries them.
by BobbyT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Handrail Stanchions?
Replies: 26
Views: 10067

Re: Handrail Stanchions?

rkcarguy, have you figured our the hand rail stanchions yet? You can do a quick and easy body stanchion using steel cotter pins. They work great and you really have to look close to notice that they are cotter pins. I used them also for the coupler release bar brackets.
by BobbyT
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41463

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Got a lot done to the journals, just need to mount the face plates. It feels good to be making some serious progress. Unfortunately for this build log, I tend to get into the work and forget about taking pictures.