Author Topic: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive  (Read 9349 times)

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 02:01:56 PM »
Hi Stew -

yes I'm here watching as well, though not a model steam train sort of person, so not a lot to contribute, despite being Chairman of SM&EE once upon a time :med:

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 02:31:23 PM »
I too, like to watch these sorts of things in progress. The main problem is that if one clicks 'notify' then all the people who comment nice job etc, get 'notified' too. Those sorts of messages, I feel, detract from the main thread of interest. Personally I try and wait until the end before commenting. But the hapless contributor thinks they be being ignored, but I would hazard a guess that is not usually the case.
Now if there was a Like button or similar that did not interfere with the thread as such...if only...
There, I have gone a broke my own 'rule' now.
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 03:03:19 PM »
Another lurker here watching!

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 03:56:45 PM »
I've been rather quiet recently, Stew.

Lurking. Appreciating. Learning......  :thumbup:

David.
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 05:05:38 PM »
I am also watching,it will be a fantastic loco when finished,  What you have accomplished in a few months is brilliant. 20 years ago I started to build a 7 1/4  Holmside.at the moment just setting the valves ,mind you I only work on it about 2 hours a week .
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 09:55:09 PM »
Nice work.  So the hornblocks are square pieces, rather then the usual ribbed castings.  Especially like the way you did the cylinders. Great picture lesson

vr Bob
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2017, 04:38:55 AM »
I'm reading, but I only like to contribute if i have something useful to say, which isn't that often!

Although while I am here, could you give an idea of what the arrangement of your lathe is? it looks like you've some kind of gearbox in front of the actual headstock?

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2017, 05:15:06 AM »
Thanks for you're interest and replies Gents, I must admit that I'm more of a lurker than a comentre these day, but it is nice just to have a few comments just to reminder that people are looking.

To answer a few ?


Are you making your own boiler, or getting a commercial one? Oh, and nice fix on those wheels BTW. You make it look and sound so simple, I'd be swearing and cursing after the 2nd one I bet.

Looking forward to the next installment!

No I'm getting a boiler made by Western Steam it shoul be ready this September.


Nice work.  So the hornblocks are square pieces, rather then the usual ribbed castings.  Especially like the way you did the cylinders. Great picture lesson

vr Bob

Yes the hornblocks they are square, made from the off cut material from the cylinders, waste not want not, but there is nothing new about having them way LBSC used this method from time to time.

I'm reading, but I only like to contribute if i have something useful to say, which isn't that often!

Although while I am here, could you give an idea of what the arrangement of your lathe is? it looks like you've some kind of gearbox in front of the actual headstock?

The lathe is a Chester Model B a 3 in 1 with the mill drill head removed, cheep and nasty but its done everything I want in the last 8 years, its got a huge swing which is very useful at times. It doesn't have a gear box as such, the speed is changed with a belts and pulleys.

I've been rather quiet recently, Stew.

Lurking. Appreciating. Learning......  :thumbup:

David.

Hi Dave:- hope all is well with you and your's

Thanks again for your comments

Stew

A little bit of clearance never got in the road
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2017, 06:01:54 AM »

The lathe is a Chester Model B a 3 in 1 with the mill drill head removed, cheep and nasty but its done everything I want in the last 8 years, its got a huge swing which is very useful at times. It doesn't have a gear box as such, the speed is changed with a belts and pulleys.


Ah, that explains the headstock arrangement - it was the lever on the front behind the chuck that threw me.

You do some very fine work on it for a 'cheap and nasty' machine - just goes to show its the craftsman not the tool that makes the job :)

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2017, 03:21:15 PM »
..... just goes to show its the craftsman not the tool that makes the job :)

Well said Edward!

Dave (another lurker with nothing to contribute re loco but lots of admiration for those who do)

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 08:54:49 AM »
 Stew',

Just a comment.   There has been a crab running on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for the past few days. In the same livery.  And a very impressive loco it is.  I do remember these from my days as a trainspotter, long before the word was a derogatory term.
Yesterday, as I was driving through town there was a wide load procession of low loaders and police escort vehicles heading towards Howarth.  So I am assuming the loco has moved on.

By the way, where did you get the wheel castings from ?

Dave.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2017, 11:56:53 AM »
Reading through I see how you obtained the wheels.  Sorry about that.

Dave.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
Nice work.  Picking up some handy tips.  The cylinders are gorgeous.  I'm following your technique (when the time comes)

Thanks, Bob
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2017, 11:02:58 AM »


Time for another update:-

Things gave moved on a pass. the frame is assembled and the wheels are in and the pony truck is completed and in the frame, I'm taking her to the track next week to push her round the bends to check that the pony truck works.



And a few in-process shot of the pony truck made from laser cut parts silver soldered together.







The centralising spring





Stew

 
A little bit of clearance never got in the road
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Location:- Crewe Cheshire

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2018, 03:07:36 AM »
I think its about time I post an update of progress so far.

I've been slowly beavering away at the build except for a few small tooling projects just as a change. I've got the slide bars and cross head made and I'm making the valve linkage at the moments I did buy a set of laser cut linkages but I didn't like the way you have to fabricate the forked ends so I'm making them out of solid so that they can be case hardened.

The motion plate is made from a laser cut part with the edge fluting milled in the same as for the radius Link Bracket that's shown her clamp roughly in place as a trial fit it won't get fitted till I have the rest of the valve links fitted so that it can be correctly placed.


And I've recently taken delivery taken delivery of the Boiler from Western Steam and I must say they've made a lovely job of it with great service.

Any way her's a few photos.









Stew

 
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 04:18:11 AM »
Good to see slippers on the cross head that will last a lot longer .
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 06:55:41 AM »
Lovely workmanship. Thanks for taking along for the ride.
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 02:55:26 PM »
Nice to see this back on track so to speak, had to read it all again to refresh the memory. Errr pics seem rather large Stew  :bugeye:

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2018, 04:48:47 PM »
I also was wondering about the pics.

Do you know what this loco is going to weigh when it is finished ?

Dave.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 12:51:41 AM »
Thanks for your interest Chaps,

Sorry about the pics, one reason I haven't posted earlier is that I got really brassed off with photobucket since they've been run by a bunch of greedy managers so I stopped taking pictures, I've since decided to try another hosting provider (imgur) and i'm only just getting to grips with there system, they posted fine on the Model Engine Maker forum but for some unknown reason they cam out large on this forum.

I also was wondering about the pics.

Do you know what this loco is going to weigh when it is finished ?

Dave.

Sorry Dave I have no idea but I think it will be more than a one man lift, as I struggle to lift the boiler on its own.

Stew
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2018, 09:12:01 PM »
 Stew,

I post picture directly from my computer. No need to use photobucket etc.

Dave.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »


I right click on the picture and then choose " show image ". Picture is then monitor size.

Cheers,

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »

I right click on the picture and then choose " show image ". Picture is then monitor size.


Didn't work for me, but a left click on picture then Control with a minus(-) sign did. Then Control with  a plus (+) sign, to revert to submitted size.
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2018, 02:23:17 PM »
it's very much browser dependent.

That's why posting at 800x600 is a good choice
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 03:53:20 PM »
Hey Stew I'm here I too done post comments as often as I should.
   I suspect I'm not the only one my current little build and I mean little compared to this has gone from start to finish with very few comments. So at least I hope someone got something out of my posts.

  Anyway your build has been awesome so don't stop keeping us updated. You have totally amazed me. I would love to be able too do a build like this but I would not know where to start!! 
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