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by BobbyT
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41789

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

SteamHeaton wrote:Nice work Bobby. I really enjoyed reading through your build so far. Looking forward to following along. Ray III
Thanks Ray, it has been a fun build so far.

Bobby
by BobbyT
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 41789

Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

The drivers are finally done. Turned, bored, broached and all the casting flash cleaned up. Now to find the time to mount them on the axles.
by BobbyT
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 190075

Re: my project

Pam, your work is an inspiration, absolutely beautiful. The truck castings look great too.
by BobbyT
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Peter Bialecki
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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: 43
Views: 41789

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...