Erie K5a Pacific

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Andypullen
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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Andypullen » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:24 am

Fender wrote:Andy,
I like the way you have the drivers overlapping, kind of like on the "Soul Train"! Now, that would be a cool model....

Thanks Dan... :lol:

Andy
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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Thanks for posting the picture Andy, they look great! I can't wait to get them in a couple weeks.

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:40 pm

I just finished the lead truck for the engine yesterday. I am very happy with how it turned out. It took two and a half weekends to build. The frame and center piece are bar stock, and the swing links were cut on my friend Brian Keim's CNC machine. I want to say thanks to my friend Brian Keim also, if it was not for the use of his shop and his help I would not be able to build the engine.

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A swing link in the CNC getting profiled.

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The just about finished center piece in the mill. I had between 10-12 hours in this piece.

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Turning the axles to size to press the wheels on.

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The completed lead truck.

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I also have the springs made for the trailing truck and some of the pieces for the main springs. The next thing is going to be the trailing truck and putting the tires on the drive wheels.

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by makinsmoke » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:53 pm

Wow, is that an old Southbend you're turning the axles on? Looks a like standard SB taper attachment behind the live center.

That hand scraped bed is clean!

Any reason why you are turning on the tailstock end instead of the head end or are you doing both ends at the same time without flipping the axle?

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:32 am

Brian, I am turned the axles between centers. That is what he print called for.

I am not sure how old the lathe is, my friend just had it refurbished.

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Andypullen » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:38 am

Very nice, Brian!

andy
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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by BobbyT » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:50 pm

You are making good progress Brian. I see you are inspired! Maybe we can see a K5 doubleheader at the BCRR?

Bobby

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Thanks Andy and Bobby. Maybe one day Bobby, mine will not be as nice as Bob's though. Not to much progress this weekend. The trailing truck wheels are rough turned and ready for the axle hole to be bored. The trailing truck journal boxes are about half way through machining, and the trailing truck frame was started. I ran into some problems holding the trailing truck frame, I ordered some machinist jacks and that should fix the problem.

The goal for next weekend is to get the tires mounted onto the drive wheels and turned. Does any one have a suggestion for a metal prep? There is some light surface rust on the drive wheels and I am not sure how to get that off since I can not bead blast them since they are mounted on the axles.

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:36 pm

I made a good amount of progress this weekend. The trailing truck frame is machined and the journal boxes for the trailing truck are about 80% complete. Also the tire blanks are machined and are ready to be shrunk onto the drivers. The drivers still need a step cut into them for the tires, then I can turn the outside of the tires on the wheels between centres. Hopefully I can complete the trailing truck within a couple weeks. Here are a couple pics.

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All of the holes for the suspension are drilled into the frame too.

Brian

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Andypullen » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:35 pm

Nice! Keep up the good work!

Andy
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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Erie2936 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Nice shop facility!
Brian Keim

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Re: Erie K5a Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks Andy! Yes it is a nice shop facility Brian! I am lucky I have access to such nice machinery!

Brian

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