2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

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djjh87
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:13 pm

The prints call for a 5mm but I decided to step up to 1/4".
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:18 pm

More pixs
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:19 pm

Then another glance
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:06 pm

More progress
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Next are the spring plank . 2x2 1/8" angle
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use some of these a make the bottom strap of the arch
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Ready to weld
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Bottom bar in place. 3 more side frames to go.

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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:08 pm

Bottom bar in place.
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:39 am

Starting to look like a truck. Bolster castings have not arrived. So after painting the other 2 frames I will have to find something else to work on. Jim
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by NP317 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:15 pm

Nice!
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:27 pm

Starting the main axels. Turning is complet. I finally got my crank pin material
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:28 am

I spent the day at John Boots track. First winter meet in Fla. I was very happy with the results after rolling thru the switch. Going to have to order a cutter for key ways in main axels so will be moving to crank pins for now. Jim
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:07 pm

Well plan B didn't workout so plan C. My plan was to chuck crank material on a collet block then in a chuck. But decided to order collet chuck for the 10EE. So roughed out the ecentric strap rod and hand ground and filed to fit tight in eccentric.Then my chuck came in today so had to check it out. No gains today the big dillpress started chewing on its belt which fixing ate up the day. The last two pictures are the proto type of built up eccentric strap rod
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:31 pm

Moved forward today on eccentric strap to rod connection.
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Transferring and drilling holes

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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:48 pm

Just keep it tight with clamp till you get 1st screw. Then one at a time.
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