Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Where users can chronicle their builds. Start one thread and continue to add on to it.

Moderators: Harold_V, WJH, hwboivin3

10 Wheeler Rob
Posts: 1407
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: East Hartford, CT

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:07 pm

Got the brake rigging finished and assembled. Still need to make the actuation lever assembly that goes in the cab. A lot parts to with all the equalizing linkages. Going to put of designing and building the actuating lever for now, since it can be done after installing the boiler.

On to the axle pump next. Trying to get all the chassis stuff that is hard to get to with the boiler on done. Still got make ash pan and great supports, spring retainers and a draw bar pocket as well. The to do list just keeps growing.
Attachments
0610181748a_600x800.jpg
0610181748b_600x800_600x800.jpg
0610181749_800x600.jpg
0610181812_800x600.jpg

10 Wheeler Rob
Posts: 1407
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: East Hartford, CT

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Finished making and installing the axle pump. Basically an Allen Models Mogal pump that mounts thru the saddle. I did leave the hex full height on the head caps. This allows the top check ball to be serviced from above the front deck, and makes getting a wrench on the bottom hex easy.

I single point cut the male threads on the lathe for the 1" housing and the end caps. Time consuming due to have an old lathe with change gears, but they came out nice. I have never had much success die cutting large diameter threads.

Rob
Attachments
0613181046_800x600.jpg
0613181050_800x600.jpg
0613181206.jpg
0613181100_800x600.jpg

Post Reply