K-4 On Air

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ebtfan
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K-4 On Air

Post by ebtfan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:53 pm

I have not posted in sometime but have reached a major milestone. It took me about two years to make the cylinder pattern, have the cylinders cast, and then machine the cylinder castings and all of the running gear. My goal was to have the chassis running on air by the end of the year. I barely made it. I now need to make the eccentric rods from measurements on the adjustable rods then on to the brakes and smokebox. The boiler is done except for the jacketing and the tender is essentially done with the exception of painting. I am hoping to have the loco under steam in three years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET4yq-U08Cg


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Trainman4602
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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by Trainman4602 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:32 pm

Congratulations Dan

Your doing a great job on this locomotive. It will be running on steam soon.
ALLWAYS OPERATING MY TRAIN IN A SAFE MANNER USING AUTOMATIC AIR BRAKES

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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by WJH » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:43 pm

Nice job!


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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by david griner » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:48 pm

Congratulations, Dan!! A great piece of work!
Thank you for showing it running.

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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by Builder01 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:50 pm

Yes, congratulations!! A real milestone and sense of accomplishment to be sure!!

David

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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by Rob Gardner » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:32 pm

Dan, how incredible! Nothing more enjoyable than to watch such gorgeous running gear in motion! Can't wait to see her with the boiler mounted!

Rob Gardner

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Dan Willey
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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by Dan Willey » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:57 pm

Dan,

That's excellent... and congratulations!!!
It is very exciting to have worked on an engine for so long and finally see it come to life!

Dan

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Re: K-4 On Air

Post by SP&S700 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:15 pm

Wow that is great, I should think this would get you even more motivated! I love the engine stand too. Both very very nice!

Clint

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