Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

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

Post by Steamchris » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:32 am

Back again…

it was a lot o work to built all those complex shapes, especially the cover underneeth of the smokechamber.
Every Picture you find, this part looks a little bit different.
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After the front was almost finished we going over to the side cover.
Not a complicated work, but all those Little hinged flaps is assiduity work :)

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So far so good, more in the next time.
Im looking forward to our next visit in may, i will go to the club at Canton GA.

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

Post by JBodenmann » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:31 am

Hello My Friends
Very nice! The sheet metal on a streamliner can be a real puzzle, but is one of the things that makes 611 so cool.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by NP317 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:51 am

Impressive!
And Jack Bodermann would indeed know!
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:23 pm

Hello colleagues,
thanks for your words. It is a puzzle, with what felt like 1 million parts. But as Jack said, thats what makes the cool look.

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

Post by Harold_V » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:00 pm

Very nice! What a challenge.

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

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:52 pm

I would be afraid to take something like that out and run it...then spend 3 weeks cleaning :shock:
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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

Post by Steamchris » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 am

Hey Bull,

thats not a Problem, 3 hours of cleaning after a run day is a normal procedure. We do it with industrial cleaner in a spray bottle and brush. Taking out the grates , and cleaning the ashpan with vacuumcleaner. The only problem of cleaning the J will be the smokechamber,but we will find a solution for this problem.


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

Post by FKreider » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:29 pm

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

Post by Steamchris » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:35 pm

Hey Guys,

In full anticipation of the next visit to the USA in May, I would like to show you some progress on the 611, the streamlined cladding is now ready except for the boiler tapes. The next step will only be to lift off the kettle and make the lower cladding. Can't wait a few days on the route in Canton GA. to spend and meet the live streamers there.
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All the best and happy steaming

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

Post by PeterCraymer » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:04 am

Chris! Wow. That is great! It will be a little sad to cover that with paint! Great work! Looking forward to seeing you in the next few months!
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by NP317 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:06 am

Really stunning work!
I enjoy seeing the creations of "hobbyists". Very creative people.
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Steamchris » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm

Hi,

we know that problem Peter, our Y6b was about 8 years unpainted in service. But it is such alot work to keep all the brass shiny and clean, an advantage is , a good(!) painting upgrades the loco . You can ruin the best builded loco with a bad painting. We will painting the J for sure, i like those reds stripes to much :).
Im so happy Peter to share some time with you, Duncan and Olga at the CSP&P Railway. We changed the Hotel,now we are 10min away from the club, so we can have some beer ;)

All the best Guys
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