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The Trailing Truck
« Reply #150 on: May 20, 2019, 07:47:30 PM »
Done.

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The Ash Box One
« Reply #151 on: May 23, 2019, 04:02:40 PM »
The ash box was a delight to assemble. The parts fit perfectly. It is a wonder such thin brass can hold such a nice thread.
The many angles make the box fascinating. It's too bad most of the box will not be visible.

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The Ash Box Two
« Reply #152 on: May 23, 2019, 04:07:55 PM »
To mount the box, the trailing truck had to be removed.

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The Ash Box Three
« Reply #153 on: May 23, 2019, 04:10:02 PM »
The box going into place...

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #154 on: May 23, 2019, 08:53:07 PM »
Hi JL

This is a superb model  :ThumbsUp:

If only I could bend brass like that  :thinking:

I don't know if I have missed it somewhere but how much doe's a kit like this cost

Cheers

Rich

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #155 on: May 23, 2019, 10:25:07 PM »
Thank you Rich. The kit is top of the line.

I have seen it somewhere offered in British Pounds. So it is available in England.

I bought my kit in the States for $1499.00 US.

There are twelve boxes of parts to this kit. The original intent was to purchase the model components one month at a time. Then they offered it as a ocomplete set.

John


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #156 on: May 23, 2019, 11:29:59 PM »
The ash box looks great John. Things are still progressing nicely. Will hate to see this one end. Not to late to think about a diorama though  :D

Bill

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The Tender Floor One
« Reply #157 on: May 24, 2019, 04:14:21 PM »
Thanks Bill. I think you will see why I am not opting for a diorama on this one once I reach the base platform.

I have an observation to make about following the pictorial instructions of the booklets in these kits. It would be so easy to assume you know where a screw goes when you see a hole waiting and threaded. The base of the tender of this locomotive has a plethora of drilled and threaded holes.

For example, there are five holes to be used to attach each side beam to the baseplate. However, only three are circled in red indicating where to thread  2 x 3mm screws. Two are left  open. It would be so easy to bull ahead and place all five screws into the holes.

If this was done, there would be some backtracking needed when another part perhaps from above was to be fastened with screws being threaded into those other two holes.

They say that when all else fails, read the instructions.

I think this kit would be frustrating for someone of that temperament.

For me, it is a fun process to look ahead and anticipate what is comimg.

Here are the two main beams running down the centre of the tender. This floor will be well reinforced.

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The Tender Floor Two
« Reply #158 on: May 24, 2019, 04:20:24 PM »
Clever slits were machined into the two hefty bolsters on the underside of the tender. When pressed down over the brass angle iron longitudinal struts, they look like they are welded in place.


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The Tender Floor Three
« Reply #159 on: May 24, 2019, 07:14:19 PM »
The completed tender floor.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #160 on: May 24, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
Quote
I think this kit would be frustrating for someone of that temperament.

I must admit to easily being able to fall into that trap .... on the other hand I'm also very fond off "the complete baking recipes" (with the right hand you fetch a ...)  :thinking:

As many others I'm still enjoying this trip very much  :praise2:

I can't decide if I'm mostly shocked about the price or finding it cheap compared to the quality of everything included.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #161 on: May 24, 2019, 08:32:32 PM »
Per, at first, I found the kit expensive. But the more I work with the carefully engineered parts in both crisply bent sheet metal and superbly cast zinc, I see and  appreciate the value.

And we haven't even arrived at the electrics yet - or the ball bearings in the track!

Here's what I mean by crisply formed sheet metal. It is also amazing what they can do with 2mm black screws only 2mm long.

 
« Last Edit: May 24, 2019, 08:41:26 PM by J.L. »

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #162 on: May 25, 2019, 01:27:11 PM »
A fine example of metal forming - a compound curve?


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #163 on: May 25, 2019, 02:41:21 PM »
You can never have enough clamps.

Well, these litle guys from the dollar store did the job here.

The trim was given two coats of enamel paint before being applied to the tender walls. The trick will be to mask them well before painting.


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #164 on: May 25, 2019, 11:03:20 PM »
Before I put the running board on this little deck at the front of the tender, I thought it might be nice to see what is going on here. I had no idea so much was involved.

From left to right:  the right water intakes, the hand brake, the coal outlet, the water gauge, and the left water intake valves.