Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

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BobbyT
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by BobbyT » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:39 am

Here is the part installed, This was my first attempt at using a rotary table.

For self taught garage machinist, I am happy with the results.
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Rob Gardner
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by Rob Gardner » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:33 pm

Looks great, Bobby. How does the overall chassis look so far, lol?

Rob Gardner

BobbyT
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by BobbyT » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 pm

Time for my semi annual update photo. As you can see work has progressed. I am a good track builder, a fair machinist but a really lousy blog writer.
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Berkman
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by Berkman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm

Great to see an update. Did you have to alter much to fit those cylinders to the frame? For example particularly the height of the cylinder centerline

Pennsy4483
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by Pennsy4483 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:49 am

Looking good Bobby. Hoping to see your progress (in person) in about a month or so. :D

BobbyT
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by BobbyT » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm

Thanks Don, looking forward to seeing you all in February.

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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by BobbyT » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 pm

Berkman, The frame I used is a water jet frame that I recessed slightly to seat the cylinders. I am fortunate that Bob Dean did all the engineering for me when he was building his Erie Pacific.

Rob Gardner
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Re: Boston & Albany K6b Pacific

Post by Rob Gardner » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:07 am

Bobby, the progress is so exciting to see! Glad to see you are back to work on your B&A Pacific!

Rob Gardner

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