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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2019, 05:38:55 PM »
Good looking stuff there John. I think, if you cheat and look ahead to where the couplers go on, you will find something that will go from the middle of the long bar, straight down to the pin in the coupler. Moving the pin up, unlocks the coupler.  All will be revealed! From the level of detain shown so far, I don't think they will leave that bit out.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2019, 05:44:09 PM »

Just looked again at the picture of the front assembly, that loop in the middle is where the link or chain to the coupler pin attaches, as the loops at the ends are pulled up by hand that would raise the center loop to pull the pin.
Amazing amount of detail in those parts!   :popcorn:

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2019, 07:45:59 PM »
Ah, now I understand. Thanks fellows for the info and thanks Chris for the photo. Yes, there has to be a way to pull that pin.

I am fortunate to have such kind mentors.

I am coming into some interesting terminology now. I know some of the terms, but I will learn as I go with motion bars, valve tail guides and such.

The rivets in these two pictures do indicate the level of detail. They are 2mm long and although cosmetic, all 16 are real.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2019, 10:15:19 PM »
I think the engine really starts to develop with the assembly of the sub-frames...

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2019, 11:14:05 PM »
It certainly a well done kit from the pictures so far John. Looks like you are having fun with it too.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2019, 11:49:03 PM »
Nice! Amazing how quickly the shape comes together.


Are you going to do a roundhouse or station platform diorama to go with this loco?

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2019, 04:38:27 PM »
Thanks Chris.

Yes, a diorama like the ones you suggest woud be wonderful. However, this engine is too long!

Also, I have chosen to display it in a showcase designed specificaly for it. Actually Chris, the base of the engine has four switches on it. So it is purposely designed for singular display. The motor in the engine runs the train in place on ball bearing wheels set into the track.

This photo shows M2 x 2mm Phillips screws for fastening parts. I don't think a Phillips headed screw was ever envisioned in the time frame this engine represents. But they seem to have their appeal nevertheless. They will probably blend in better when the engine is painted and topcoated.


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Piston Rods
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »
For some strange reason, the kit provided 5/32"brass piston rods.  :shrug:

They were discarded and replaced with steel ones. I made the front dummy extension rods myself from 3/16" soft steel, but bought some 5/32" drill rod for the rear rods that slide in the cylinder.


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Pack Two
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2019, 02:30:53 PM »
Pack Two with Stages 9-16 is complete. The photos show the crossheads also in place which is Stage 17 of Pack Three.  We are up to 261 parts so far - rivets included.

The Model is ready now for its second coat of etch primer.
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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2019, 07:02:04 PM »
Anybody need a little wrench?

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A Nice Touch
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2019, 07:04:14 PM »
The kit comes with a metal tray to hold little parts. At first I was not aware of it, but the little square on the right is magnetic.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2019, 07:06:14 PM »
The packaging is very well orgainzed as well.

I believe the die castings are made with zinc.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2019, 07:10:23 PM »
They certainly have though of everything haven't they John, That tray will be useful beyond this project as well.

Bill

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2019, 08:34:16 PM »
I was going to comment on the fine details on the parts on the frame and then you add the picture of the tools too - to say that I'm impressed would be an understatement  :praise2:

Oh before I forget - nice paint job John and I hope that you will win the fight against your cancer.

Best wish

Per

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2019, 10:16:06 PM »
Yes Bill, this is a good company. They know what they are doing - with the exception of brass piston rods.  :Lol:

Per,
Thank you. I appreciate your comments very much. I go to Toronto Friday to have an MRI with contrast to see what that tumour is doing. From what I see as I walk with my wife through the halls of the Odette Cancer Centre, I appreciate how lucky I am.
John