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

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

Post by djjh87 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:26 am

The lids will be hinged but there is no celler because of roller bearings. Jim

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

Post by djjh87 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:50 pm

Got a few hours today. This is the first tender axle. I need to visit the steel supply to get some 1/4 x 3/4 for the frames.
Jim
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:36 pm

Its been a month since any time was spent on the loco. I ordered crank pin material in early November. Maybe by the end of January I was told.
First to finish the tender axles. Then press the wheels and bearings.
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:54 pm

Saw cut halfway through bend to shape weld
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:57 pm

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

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:49 am

I see you have an EE Monarch!
Very nice machine.

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

Post by djjh87 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:16 am

Hi Harold yes it is a Feb 1942 round dial still holds under half a thousandth.
A great piece of thought out engineering and convenience for the operator.

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

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:22 pm

In my apprenticeship I spent considerable time on what was then a new EE (1957, but the lathe was a '56). The difference between an EE and pretty much any other lathe I've ever operated (a huge variety, as I worked in commercial shops) is unbelievable. They have a feel that rivals that of precision grinding equipment. I'm not the least bit surprised that you can work to a half thou. Hard to do without a good feel.

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

Post by djjh87 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:27 pm

These are the bolster slides . Finished up the welding on the arch bars
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:52 pm

A quick and simple drill jigs
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:57 pm

A few more items to finish up on the trucks but will have to shift to something else. Bolster castings hopefully in February.
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Re: 2 1/2" scale 4-6-0 build

Post by djjh87 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:27 pm

Got a few hours in today.
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