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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  08:33:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Shes a beaut!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  09:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is looking really good.


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railman28
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  12:45:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Bill, Thank you.

It's only make-believe

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Bernd
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  1:24:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's going to be one nice looking engine with red and black paint.

Bernd


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railman28
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  4:29:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd.

I test ran the engine this morning. She's running well with the new yoke so I can move on with the Counter Weights.


It's only make-believe

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railman28
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  4:38:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little progress to report.
One of my sets of drivers came without Counter weights. I tried to cut them out of styrene but wasn't happy with the results so I printed them.

This was a good exercise for me as they are only .5 mm thick. These weren't big enough so I had to redraw them (easier with Fusion 360) and reprint them. They are so small it just took a little over an hour to print. I knew some individual parts would fail so I printed 30% more than I needed. Here they are after printing and despuring.


And ACCed to the drivers;


And now I get to paint them.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  8:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And now I get to paint them. Bob
Sounds like that weighes heavily on your mind, counter
it with happy thoughts how it's going to look when painted:)



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railman28
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  01:04:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill,
I'm new to a Double action airbrush and Acrylic paints and that contributes to my tone that you correctly picked up on but, here it is painted;


And here along with the prototype boiler and cab


I think this is progress. After reassembly I
test ran it and still runs well.

Bob


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 06/17/2020 01:09:30 AM

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Bernd
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  07:53:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Those wheels look nice.

I've got a double action air brush too and have a bit of trouble controlling it. So you're not the only one.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  09:03:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Its interesting to watch this come together.

Mike



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railman28
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Posted - 06/17/2020 :  6:04:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, Mike,Thank you. It should get more interesting as I turn to the boiler now. I do still need to add some details to the pilot and finish the pumps.

Thanks again

Bob


It's only make-believe

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railman28
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Posted - 06/18/2020 :  8:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Dogs! I wasn't happy wit the pilot deck so I replaced it.
I started working on the external part of the pumps. They have some pluming on one end that rather small but really adds to the pumps caricature. Before I got my printer I had Shapeways print for me. I had to enlarge them so they were up to their minimums for the new FUD and when I tried to enlarge the hole in them to fit the brass rod they shattered to pieces. With these, I designed them to look good on the rod (they're still oversize but not as bad) and i was able to ream them out to fit the tubing.


Lots to do on these yet.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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slimrails
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Posted - 06/19/2020 :  07:59:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doing along just fine, Bob!


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railman28
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Posted - 06/20/2020 :  9:00:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Russ.

Here's the pilot deck.


Adding the cut lever was NOT a happy place.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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BlairM
Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/23/2020 :  10:18:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a custom job you have done on this! Extensive trial and error fittings and redesigns to get it all revised and fit.
How similar is this model to the old MEW import brass model and what drove you to do this custom project?
Do you plan to offer this for sale through shapeways or privately yourself?

I appreciate your acrylic paint work although I still dig into enamels and lacquer paint for metal painting work myself.

Very nice work.

Blair



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