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railman28
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 08/14/2019 :  8:45:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I seemed to make a lot of progress today and yesterday on the 3mm model. Yesterday I worked on the side rods and got the wheels rolling nicely with no binding. It looked like this;

The front driver can't have a head on the screw. There is no room for one so I made these special screws so I could cut off the head easily;

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2019 :  8:58:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oops, I didn't mean to post that yet.

I decided to try another coupler on the pilot. A Kadee #58 looks better I think;


And was time to add the Crosshead Yoke. Because of the proximity of plastic to where I have to solder the yoke to the guilds I choose to use a low heat solder. I still wrapped the cylinders with wet paper towel strips.
But this is how it came out;


It rolls very freely and I temporary installed the gearbox and made sure it was bind free.

I hope you all enjoy

Bob

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2019 :  10:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Both you and the locomotive are rolling along smoothly, making a lot of progress.

Mike
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

802 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  10:09:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good progress Bob!

The frame looks "instense" visually and much better than the plain little frames we have to work with using MDC-based engines.

Andre
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  2:13:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andre, Mike, Thank you.
A little more done. Added the Valve Gear and tried a #27 coupler. I think it looks better.


Bob

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2019 :  08:04:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Every new detail is a winner, Bob.
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

802 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2019 :  09:25:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love its "intensity". That is, the profusion of detail in the castings/etc is really making this little engine an eye popper.

Andre
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2019 :  6:47:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Andre, Thanks for following and your comments are most appreciated.

I understand that there is little to see but a lot of work is being done. After four hours this is what I have to show. I move the boiler which is the final set-up version to make sure the final version will fit, to the 3mm version. It will fit with a minor adjustment. I then added the pilot and coupler, touched up some other soldering and reassembled the 1/8" version.



Bob

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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2019 :  11:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bob, you’re doing a remarkable job on these locos. I’m just wondering the significance of 1/8 scale to 3mm scale? How many thousandths are there between the two?
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2019 :  11:15:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer


Bob, you’re doing a remarkable job on these locos. I’m just wondering the significance of 1/8 scale to 3mm scale? How many thousandths are there between the two?



I'm sorry for the confusion. They're both HO, 1/87. One uses 3mm axles from Japan and the other 1/8" axles from England.

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1730 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2019 :  09:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Andre. The level of detail makes one think of a O gauge model.

Håkan
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2019 :  1:44:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot Håkan, I'm trying.

Last night I drew the motor mount for the tender;


The little open square on the back will hold the Sugar Cube speaker.

Bob

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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3145 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2019 :  7:59:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Still following along. Great job.

As you know I posted that I have a Kemtron Wabash 2-6-0 Mogul on MRH's "What's on your Workbench". Well I acquired one from E-bay. Should be hear sometime this week. It also looks like I'll doing an article for MRH on swapping out the old motor for a can motor. Joe's been looking for someone to do an article on brass engine motor swap.

My question is, what gear box are you using in your engines? I went back through your postings and didn't find any mention of the gearbox you're using.

Bernd
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2019 :  8:08:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Bob,

Still following along. Great job.

My question is, what gear box are you using in your engines?
Bernd



Thanks Bernd, I do appreciate your comments and interest. I'm using NWSL's 142-6. Good thing they're back in business.

Bob

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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3145 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2019 :  07:31:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Bob,

Still following along. Great job.

My question is, what gear box are you using in your engines?
Bernd



Thanks Bernd, I do appreciate your comments and interest. I'm using NWSL's 142-6. Good thing they're back in business.

Bob



Thanks Bob.

Bernd
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