Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by JBodenmann » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:02 am

Hello My Friends
Magnificent! 611 has always been one of my favorites, and you have captured her beautifully. Bare metal is cool to look at, but a model isn't finished until it's painted. And you are correct, bad painting and finishing can diminish a good model.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Asteamhead » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 am

Hello friends,
Be sure the J 611 will look perfect like the Y6b, once it will be painted :!:
Luckily a good friend with proven skills on complicated painting jobs will help to paint the J, too :)
Some photos taken when the Y6b had it's paint just dry will illustrate the very thin and precise coating which is showing all the fine details 8) .
And another photo taken just a year ago shows sustainability of the coating after several years in service.
Have fun!
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Y6b painted
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Y6b on exhibition at Dresden in 2019 after several years of service

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Andypullen » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 pm

Hey Chris!
See if you can make a detour. PM me and maybe we could meet somewhere.
Andy
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:28 pm

Hi folks,
i hope you all are healthy !
One good thing during the corona time is the fact...you have time to go in basement shop.
So we did some progress on our #611.
The cap fills up more and more....

Some work on the Butterfly door...no castings
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Water gauges...left side made to read easily, right side like the prototyp.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:34 pm

Part 2....

Throttle was finished also....
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Inspired of the great work from Anthony #Eccentric Engineer , we build a starter valve , soldered of 6 parts.

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At the moment im building the power reverse, wich is working well...tested a few minutes ago...
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the piston of power reverse
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And an overview of the cab...
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All the best
Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by UPsteamfan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Amazing work you have done. Is there any castings in your locomotive?
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:50 pm

Hey,

thank you,

no castings at all....only wheels are casted.

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by PeterCraymer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:03 am

Looking great Chris! I am glad you are making progress and are able to be working again in the shop!

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:59 am

Hey Peter,

yes, glad that we can meet and work together in our shop. But nevertheless it was so so sad that we both can't met in May this year, because of the Virus. We hope so much that we're able to visit the USA in October, hopefully we can arange a meeting with you and Duncan....finger crossed!!!!


Yesterday we finished the starter valve ,working great:)
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All the best

Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:42 am

Hey Guys,


today, i tested the power reverse of my J. It works great.
All Paets are self made, no castings. It has a flat slide.
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All the best,

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Part 2....

some short footage of the power reverse....

https://youtu.be/GxBc_mWVtTU




Regards

Chris
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:45 am

Hi Guys,

some power reverse news. I mounted the power reverse under the boiler, after some minutes of meassuring the right position was found to fully configure the control in both positions. The connections rod between piston rod and steering is only a test rod...all the nice lever are still missing. The pressure at the video was to high...a later test showed it works great at 1 Bar - 14 psi, so the power reverse moves smooth and slow....im happy ;)


https://youtu.be/wB33v5QYdRE


All the best, stay healthy

Chris
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