Author Topic: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive  (Read 19134 times)

Offline philf

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2018, 06:31:14 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!!

Doc, Stew,

I too am guilty of not posting many comments - it doesn't mean to say I'm not interested or appreciative of your posts - I really enjoy them. Doc - you amaze me with your productivity - goodness knows how many projects you'll complete when you're retired. If I thought I could offer any constructive comments I would but you obviously know what you're doing and I can't add anything.

My thanks go out to all the MadModders who contribute.

Cheers.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2018, 03:31:19 AM »
I've worked out why the image is so large

These are a better size









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A little bit of clearance never got in the road
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2018, 04:35:26 AM »
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2018, 02:45:07 AM »
Just to give you some idea of the work involved in making the valve linkage.

This is the radius link

Square up a length of mild steel, and drill the holes and corner position and then chew out the material not wanted






And these are the finished links you can see where they go on the full size picture



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A little bit of clearance never got in the road
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2018, 01:46:05 PM »
Very nice Sir, very nice indeed.
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2018, 02:38:53 PM »
I've just achieved a significant milestone with this build in that I've just got it running on air

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Its runs a little lumpy because I only roughly centred the valves by eye and I had left some of the brackets lose so things should get better . I've still got to make the radius link to complete all the motion works but I'm very pleased that I've reached this important milestone.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2018, 05:58:36 PM »
Well done, its great to see movement after a long time of metal bashing.

It was very satisfying to see my Rob Roy 0-6-0 chassis running on air in 1990. Unfortunately its still packed away from when I moved to Ireland in '91

One day!!

At least I have a access to as few hectares of rugby club for the track!!
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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »
Itís nice to see it running!

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2018, 05:01:48 PM »
It's alive!

Well done, Stew.....  :clap:
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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 #59 on: May 21, 2020, 02:45:38 AM »
Well I guess its about time I updated you on the progress of this project I'm sorry I've been a bit lacks in posting but I've had a few health issues:- I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer 12 months ago they told me it was curable, its was found by chance as I had no obvious symptoms, we had a friend diagnosed with it, and my wife persuaded me to attend a walk in screening session held locally just to get checked out. I was devastated by the news it really knocked me back. Needless to say our NHS has been absolutely fantastic and before long i found myself on hormone treatment, and I elected to be treated with Radio therapy that I completed at the end of February. I got over this treatment well and now have to wait 6 months for thing to settle down before testing to see how effective the treatment was so I'm keeping my fingers crosses, in the meantime I,m staying positive.

Any way to the project update, once I'd tested the running gear on air I then got stuck in on the tender and completed it last December this is it:-





And this is the progress with the Loco I've completed and fitted the smoke box smoke box door and chimney



  I hope you can see the images I'm a little rusty posting

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2020, 05:12:30 PM »
Brilliant Stew!  Lovely job.

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2020, 05:30:45 PM »
Stew.
 The loco is now looking more complete, with the added length of the smokebox assembly.
The tender looks great too, in it's black, lined livery. Well done!

So sorry to hear of your prostate problems.

A couple of years ago, I was grateful to hear. "Well..... It's not cancer".... As he had his camera inserted in my microbore plumbing system.

He prescribed, finasteride.
 My prostate took almost 6 weeks to self destruct, to normal size.
Normal plumbing procedures resumed after around 6 months.
 After 18 months, I'd gained a stone in weight. And a head of new fine hair......

Thinking of you. Hoping all continues to go well.....  :thumbup:
David.

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 #62 on: May 22, 2020, 01:21:03 AM »
Thanks Woodguy

Thanks Dave nice to here from you hope your all keeping well and coping with the lock-down. To be honest I'm quite enjoying the shop time and staying at home, the worst part is missing the family especially the grand kids.

My diagnosis was a real shock to me I'd always enjoyed good robust health it really hit my confidence and my levels of anxiety shot up, I'm far more positive now, just need to get over the next 6 months and my first post treatment tests in September.

As for gaining hair the hormone treatment has made my hair line recede even more you would not have thought that possible for a bald old bugger like me.   :D   

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Re: 2-6-0 Mixed Trafic Tender Locomotive
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2020, 02:52:43 AM »
The follow up is really good the prostate nurses know there stuff , I had mine removed 3 years ago got the all clear in March , blood test once a year for the rest of my life , they don't forget you , glad to see another survivor keep your chin up . 
Jeff