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by BobbyT
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Peter Bialecki
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Peter Bialecki

It is with profound sadness that I post the passing of my friend Peter Bialecki. Peter was the owner of the Buckingham Central RR.
by BobbyT
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

I tried to modify a photo to illustrate the areas of the frame to be removed. Since we will have the frames on the water jet table, Bob Dean suggested we remove a section in front of the lead driver so we can install a spring equalization adjuster there.
by BobbyT
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

While Peter is working on the drivers, I have shifted focus to the front truck. The center and heart rocker assembly is standard LE design but the side frames had to be lengthened. Here is a LE side frame for size comparison. After installing the truck assembly we noticed some clearance issues with ...
by BobbyT
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

This batch is waiting on the crank pin hole.
by BobbyT
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

My friend Peter Bialecki has started to turn the drivers.
by BobbyT
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Here is the nose piece installed. I know what you are thinking; "That sticks out too far". No, in reality the frame rails are too short for the locomotive I am building. This is why I made the longer nose piece. Once all the appliances are installed it should not be noticeable... unless you look for...
by BobbyT
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Hello Chooch, how have you been?

Finished up on the nose piece today. I removed some excess material from the underside to create a pocket. This pocket will allow easier access to the pilot beam bolts later on.
by BobbyT
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Then we contoured the front and welded on a flat bar to mount the pilot beam to.
by BobbyT
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

While checking the full size plans against my frame, I realized that my frame is about an inch short. So a quick and dirty remedy is to make the front frame spreader a bit longer than the LE one I was going to use. I decided to make it out of solid 1" x 5" flat bar. The extra weight over the pilot w...
by BobbyT
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Thanks Justin,
Yes it does feel good to finally get to work on this engine. :D

I didn't get much of anything done this week because of scheduling conflicts but I did manage to steal a little time while SWMBO ran to the store, to trim off some excess material from the frames cross brace.
by BobbyT
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GS-1, finishing up the hard way
Replies: 186
Views: 52640

Re: GS-1, finishing up the hard way

Donald, That is some really beautiful work.
by BobbyT
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 27905

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Cradle mounted to frame.

I appreciate all the encouragement.