Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

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ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
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Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:10 pm

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Plymouth HL 20 ton Bellevue and Cascade Railroad
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this is been almost 30 years in the making

Glenn Brooks
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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 am

Intriguing post! Tell us more. The name of the RR indicates it’s in my backyard - east side from Seattle....

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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:00 am

Well Glenn ,the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad was a 3 foot Narrow Gauge in Iowa with 36 miles of track! The ox was there last working locomotive, by the way the locomotive started life at SJ Groves Construction Company in New York state with five other siblings building a dam, then to the B&C RR, after that moved to Uniontown Ohio, east of Akron, at a Portland cement facility

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:28 am

Just to let you know I had a few projects pop in the way of this I should be back to this very shortly

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 pm

Starting on doing blueprints don't know if I should do in AutoCAD? for this engine just out of curiosity if anybody would be interested in building this locomotive !I May build a few frames to sell if anybody shows interest, also having trouble figuring out how to post correct size pictures I've posted some pictures on Pinterest just do a Google picture search Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Plymouth locomotive, and just in case anybody wants to know I owned the real Plymouth locomotive in the pictures I was going to build it to represent the original ox!!

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 pm

Start working on the frame fabrication
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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:13 pm

Started working on cutting the bottom of the frames to 2.750 the top part of the frame will be 3.125
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Started cutting bottom of the frame 2.750 with

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:43 am

Finish last cut at 3.125 also two frame separators finished soon will be
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Finish cut
welded together

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:41 pm

Back part of angle iron Notch out is where the cab is going to be, the clamped on angle iron is where the Eaton 11 hydrostatic pump well be mounted
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Mocking up where hydrostatic pump logo

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Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Very shortly will be able to start welding these four pieces together to form the frame sides, then we'll start building the ends with a coupler pockets in it, then start laying out for hydraulic motor Mount between the axles, and
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All four will be cut to finished length
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All four pieces of angle iron but it up together

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