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This is a follow-up to my posting earlier today which was cut short because of the 10 photo limit
The boiler bands are installed and the boiler is painted Hunter Green
The hand rail and stanchions are larger than what I usually do. The rails are now 2 mm stainless and the stanchions are now 1/2 " from the boiler to the rail center. This required making a new stanchion forming tool.
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The sand dome and and pipes are attached with JB Weld
The dynamo is setup to emit steam out the pipe which will be controlled by a valve in the cab
The windows and doors will be installed after the cab decals are installed and clear coated
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The model is set in front of the drawing. The drawing looks smaller because of being further from the camera but you can see the accuracy of the build. One note, the drawing is of the post accident loco with thr headlight on the smokebox where as the headlight was originally mounted on the front deck .
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Thanks
One thing I didn't point out is that the holes in the female part are in pairs as the first hole is for embossing the rivet and the second receives the embossed rivet thus setting the spacing.
 

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What a wonderful tutorial for us all Bill, I have been so involved into the construction of my new pike in Ardèche, that I hadn't followed this fantastic: "How to do it " tutorial which is better then what the model engeneer magazine ever did. making and describing every step as you go along, takes a lot of time and we should all thank you for this extra effort. Now I just can't wait to get my track finnished so that I can get back to the workshop to work on rolling stock again. I still have a long way to go though...
best, Simon
 

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I added a few detail parts this week which don't make a drastic change but take a while to do.
The whistle has a different shape and a long valve lever I duplicate the shape on the lathe and flatten out a piece of 1/16" brass rod at the end to drill a rope hole through.
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I have had these injectors for a while but didn't have the cab space to use them. I think they are from an Accucraft electric engine.
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The power reverser is partially hidden by the radiating pipes but you can see the top valve body and the supply pipe and shifting rod.
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The tool boxes in front of the cab also act as steps from the cab door to the running board
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I make some clack valves on the lathe and solder on some small knobs I had laying around.
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And here it is with the added detail parts
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This engine has a Vanderbilt Tender which I haven't done yet
I start with the drawing and in order to match up the side dimensions with the cuts I will be making on the sheet which will become the tube, I cut out a 3-1/2" circle on card stock and then draw the lines on it which I can nor measure along the circumference to get The measurements I need.
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I then cut a sheet which is the circumference by the length of the tube and mark the lines I will need to cut. I cut the straight cuts I can in the table saw and finish up on the band saw.
I wasn't sure which way to do this. I was afraid if I just rolled a tube and then cut it it would not be accurate enough and I wasn't sure if I could roll out the odd shaped sheet evenly but my Friend has a nice roller set which worked great
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I did the rivet embossing on the mill. I use a plate secures with vice grips as a guide
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I designed it so the seam is on the top so there is a minimum of soldering. I need strength though so it is silver soldered
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The end cap has a slight bulge to it. I decided to make it from a 1/4" plate and turn it on the lathe. I start by center punching and drawing a slightly larger circle with a compass.
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And the cut it on the band saw
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I then drill out a hole for my arbor using the center pop I use for the compass and mount it on the lathe. I trim it to the outside diameter and then cut a recess .032" deep which will fit inside the tube.
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I check the fit while the piece is still in the lathe
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I then turn it around on the arbor and carefully turn out the curved side
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That is all the photos I can post here so I will continue on a second post
 

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This is a continuation of the thread below. You should read it first

I need to make a front plate. It needs to be .032" below the sides and curved to match the tube, I set the tube on my sheet and mark the curve with a pencil.
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I then cut it out on the band saw and trim it with the 1" belt sander and silver solder it on. I use silver solder here as I don't want it moving as I do the other soldering jobs
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This needs to be water tight so I check the solder on the other side.
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The flat platform is the base for the oil tank and the hand pump. It will be a sealed joint at the front but will stop short of the rear cap which will be the sealing member there. I draw out and cut the curve where it terminates in the tube and then bend it down to support the platform at that end.
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