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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #165 on: May 26, 2019, 12:25:30 AM »
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.
Too many clamps? The whole concept is ludicrous! Used all I had (and some borrowed ones) when laminating/glueing up this sailboat coaming... Steam bent on the form, dried, then epoxy between the 1/4" thick layers, which wanted to curl slightly so needed clamps all down the length on both edges...


C-clamps, bar clamps, machinest clamps, lions, tigers, and bears!

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Tender to Date
« Reply #166 on: May 26, 2019, 01:35:54 PM »
Hi Chris,
Well, as I said, you can't have too many clamps. What a setup!

Here is the tender to date. It now has the running board at the business end.

I must research to find out how much coal and water this tender carries. The trucks are built to take tremendous weight and you saw from pictures above how well the floor is reinforced.


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #167 on: May 26, 2019, 02:32:42 PM »
John--That is a truly remarkable build. Your dialogue and your pictures certainly help the reader to understand what you are doing. Your interest in model making is considerably different than mine, but I know real craftsmanship when I see it.---Brian

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #168 on: May 26, 2019, 03:59:19 PM »
Thank you for your kind words Brian. We both have regional connections; you live in Barrie, I was born in Orillia.

The tender trucks are significant. No wonder.

 

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #169 on: May 26, 2019, 04:31:57 PM »
I am so spoiled with this kit that It will be hard to go back to the mill and the South Bend to machine parts!

Do I feel guilty? Not in the least.

John

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #170 on: May 26, 2019, 05:19:08 PM »
No need to feel guilty as long as you have been taking measurements and making plans so you can machine out a couple more of the model...   :Lol:

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #171 on: May 26, 2019, 06:32:46 PM »
Right.

The truck sides now with the axle boxes...

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #172 on: May 26, 2019, 09:19:11 PM »
Just keep truck'n along...

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #174 on: May 27, 2019, 02:02:24 AM »
A coin, like a dime, in just one of the photos, would help me to see the scale....

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #175 on: May 27, 2019, 03:49:43 PM »
Thanks for the reference to the tender.

Hi RJ,

It looks as though someone else wants to compare the scale with a dime as well as you... ;)

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The Brake Cylinder
« Reply #176 on: May 27, 2019, 03:59:34 PM »
Here is the brake cylinder assembly. It looks like bronze, but probably has just been dipped.

I love that turnbuckle.


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #177 on: May 27, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
Too bad some of these details may be hidden in the display case unless there is an angled mirror beneath the engine.

Bill

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The Brake Shoes
« Reply #178 on: May 28, 2019, 02:08:06 PM »
Yes, I've heard about that idea Bill. Here we will have a solid base with rails and ballast.

The brake shoes are nicely cast, but the mold join is quite raised as you can see in Photo One.

The ridges were filed off and the shoes masked.

RJ, here's your dime - Bluenose and all.


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A Change of Pace
« Reply #179 on: May 28, 2019, 07:46:52 PM »
The engine and tender are far from completion, but I can see why the instructions changes gears and begins the construction of the base. There will be a stable location to set up the locomotive and tender and work on finishing details.

So off we go with some wood assembly. As with all part in this project, precision is evident. MDF is used for the parts. They have been machined to close tolerances. No need to worry about aligning the segments of the base. The holes are the same diameter as the receiving metal threaded inserts. Notice the clean cutouts.

The finish is a sprayed on and topcoated mahogany.