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by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 265
Views: 66756

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: 183
Views: 80819

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: 538

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: 265
Views: 66756

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: 1053

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: 973

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: 183
Views: 80819

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: 963

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: 183
Views: 80819

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...
by Asteamhead
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 183
Views: 80819

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

Hello Jack, Yes it was, indeed! The VSM / NL has up to 11 steam locomotives, some guests come to that special meeting every first weekend of September. Those 105 pieces of class 23 engines were produced in the mid-50s as modern (and last) replacements for elder steam locomotives. Their wheel arangem...
by Asteamhead
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 183
Views: 80819

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

Hello friends, Progress had been slowed down due to several steam events which called for a visit, sorry :( . Here are some more photos of making the air cylinders of those CC-pumps. Same method used as with the steamcylinders. Bores were made a bit smaller (30 / 20 mm) to achieve safer action at me...
by Asteamhead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 265
Views: 66756

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Always a joy to look at your tools and the pretty results!
Asteamhead