Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

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10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Finished making the side rods and oil cups today. Chassis rolls fine. Progress will be stoping for 5 months while I will be in Florida for the winter.

Rob
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steamingdon
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by steamingdon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:05 am

Nice job! 5 months in Florida, you will miss winter. :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by steamingdon » Tue May 01, 2018 1:22 pm

When will we get some updates ? now that you are back in N.E. look forward to seeing you and Barbra this weekend. :D :D :D
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10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Mon May 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Got restarted on the project after getting back from sunny Florida. Machined and mounted the main rods.
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed May 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Mounted and aligned the cross head guide bars.
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Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri May 18, 2018 11:19 pm

Set the eccentrics and timed the valves today. Also blocked it up and ran it on air. A little stiffer than I would like it to be, but it sounded square in forward and reverse,

Sorry do not know how to make Utube videos.

Pinning the eccentrics next, I don't trust set screws not to slip.

Rob

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