Another 2900 project...

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SF2900
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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by SF2900 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Boiler and smokebox will be lagged and jacketed. Watching the 2926 guys down in New Mexico gives us lots of helpful info in that regards.

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makinsmoke
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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by makinsmoke » Thu May 16, 2019 5:59 pm

Nothing like having a prototype being rebuilt to follow! Their webpages have hundreds of disassembly and assembly photos.

The Santa Fe began lagging their smokeboxes fairly early. In doing so many were painted black like the boiler. Only the ring (smokebox) remained Front End Paint or Tarpon Gray.

In photos if you see a Santa Fe engine in service with a black smokebox it’s lagged.

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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by SF2900 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:29 am

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Brakes anyone?

Rob Gardner
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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by Rob Gardner » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:56 pm

So how does the front end of your 2900 look right now? Loved the shot of your smokebox front. BTW, I just broke down a bought a very nice custom painted HO 2926. Now I just need to get a DCC throttle so I can enjoy running it. Can't wait to see your 1.6" scale model continue to take shape. Looking back at your photos of the cylinders makes me want to get back to work on the cylinders for my Greenbrier. Soon enough. A few more things to accomplish on my 1" project and then I'm going to get back to work on the Greenbrier. We need more 4-8-4s!

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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by SF2900 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:03 pm

Hey Rob - Good luck with your engines, both big and small. Unfortunately the smokebox front end on my 2900 doesn't look much different than it did in the earlier picture. We have disassembled the entire locomotive and have been painting the pieces and parts and reassembling it for the "final" time. We have almost finished welding up the boiler and are chasing a few stubborn leaks at the rear flue sheet. The lead and trailing trucks are pretty much complete except for the piping on the trailing truck brake cylinders. The stuff that we are currently working on include finishing up the installation of the brake rigging on the drivers, finishing installation of the valve gear, completing the rockers on the cradle, and completing the front end (pilot beam, cow catcher, front coupler pocket). We have also been monkeying around a bit with the tender cause we are all a bit ADD and cant totally focus on one thing at a time...
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Asteamhead
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Re: Another 2900 project...

Post by Asteamhead » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:41 pm

Hello SF 2900,
Looking great your casted frame for the 8 wheel tender truck! 8)

All the best by asteamhead

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