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railman28
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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  8:29:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Andre,
There has been progress but I'm just inching ahead waiting for parts and somewhat being slowed by indecision. I redesigned the drive staff guild to better fit the frame and boiler better. The file has been uploaded to Shapeways and I'm just waiting to hear if it's printable. I received the new shouldered 1-72 screws for the front pilot. I went shopping today at my Local Hobby shop. I was able to get some Kaddie Centering springs (the old rounded wire ones) they will be used to center the pilot truck. Still waiting for the 1 mm flat head screw to arrive. I could do the final layout of the crossheah yoke and cylinders without them or I could start nickel platting the Rods and crossheads.
Decisions, decisions

Bob


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  8:57:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Sounds good, Bob! She's going to be a little dandy when you're finished.

Thanks for the update!

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 06/19/2019 :  9:55:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is finally something to show. I've been tinkering here, adjusting there so that I can have a good running engine. The crossheads didn't have enough travel so I had to redo the guilds and adjust the the yoke to align right.
So soldered together;

I still had a problem; the Main Rods were hitting the bottom of the Yoke and checking my master drawing and saw that the cylinders were sitting too low. so I added some spacers;



That solved both problems. I then started my adventure in Electroplating Nickel-silver. It worked OK but I got these black deposit on the parts I have to clean off. I'm not sure how to handle them. But the parts do look like steal now;




Still waiting for the screws from China to do final assembly.

Enjoy,

Bob


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Edited by - railman28 on 06/19/2019 9:59:26 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/19/2019 :  10:11:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks very nice, Bob! I like how the plating turned out.

Mike



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OK Hogger
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Posted - 06/19/2019 :  11:00:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agree with Mike: Nice indeed, Bob!

Anxious to see it start coming together.

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 06/20/2019 :  12:03:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Andre, Thank you.


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 06/20/2019 12:18:18 PM

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Bernd
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Posted - 06/20/2019 :  08:00:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Looking good. Don't you just love that tinkering around to get things correct? Pain in the butt at times though.

Your post reminded me that I had completely forgotten about the printed frame I needed to do another test on. Don't have time right now do to a project that needs to get done for camp before July. Perhaps after vacation if I don't forget again.

BTW, those black spots look more like dark steal than a problem.

Bernd



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railman28
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Posted - 06/20/2019 :  12:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, Thank you. I appreciate your comments. The Black spots are kinda growing on me. And I defiantly have a love/hate relationship going with tinkering. Most of the time enjoyable and relaxing but sometimes........... Test the other frame when you have time for it. I don't think anyone over there really cares. But I would like to know myself how square it came out.

Bob


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railman28
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  12:37:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my Adventure with Nickel-Plating continues. I plated the side rods and cleaned up all the pieces.



I'm going to get some Chrome Polish and see how that works.


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  12:50:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

I wonder how Happich Semi-Chrome would work on them? I've had good success with it on chrome as well as polishing aluminum to where it looks like chrome.

Andre



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masonamerican
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  02:31:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They look great nickel plated! How on earth did you do that?

Håkan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  07:33:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

The Black spots are kinda growing on me.


Bob,

Watch out for those black spots; you don’t want them growing on you.

Seriously, the plated parts look good.

Mike



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railman28
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  1:35:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

They look great nickel plated! How on earth did you do that?

Håkan



Håkan I used this from Micro-Mart;

https://www.micromark.com/Plug-N-Plate-Nickel-Plating-Kit

It does work.

Mike, Good point indeed.

Bob


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railman28
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  4:50:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I reassembled the parts and worked on the running boards to get them to fit over the pumps so I can "size up" how they look.

But I think the platting came out good.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/23/2019 :  5:38:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It’s looking real, Bob. A very handsome beast.


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