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Offline J.L.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #135 on: May 15, 2019, 02:23:07 PM »
The upper floor has been bolted in place.

Before we turn the model over to place the cab, let's have a look at some of the interesting parts on each side under the floorboards.

The second picture shows the compressor with its components on the left side.

The third.shot shows the pump, fire hydrant and the filter on the right.

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Armrests
« Reply #136 on: May 15, 2019, 06:52:07 PM »
While waiting for some epoxy to dry, I primed the armrests that will fit in the windows.
I've been raving about the details found on the Japanese D51 that took over four years to build, but this one isn't too shabby either.

I'd never thought about it before, but when you put your arm out of a window, your elbow sticks out further. So you would want the armrest padding to stick out the window as well.

But then, how do you close the window?

I looked at the castings closely and found that they pivot! There is a pivot  pin below the pad so that the rest can be tipped up vertically to let the window close as it passes the armrest.

This model has those articulated armrests.

Not bad.

John

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #137 on: May 15, 2019, 09:52:46 PM »
Not bad?? That is amazing John. They really have thought of everything!!

Bill

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #138 on: May 17, 2019, 12:40:54 PM »
Yes, that's what I thought too until I saw that Japanese model of the D51.

I ran into my first glitch. When the cab was lowered onto the floors, the holes did not line up quite right to let the cab slide forward to make a nice tight fit with the running boards out in front.

I knew I couldn't enlarge such thin brass to enlarge the mounting holes with a twist drill, but then thought of a #1 HS reamer in the tool cabinet that had been used to cut Morse Taper holes in the tailstock of the diorama metal lathe.

It worked like a charm. Having that #1 saved the day.

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #139 on: May 17, 2019, 02:43:12 PM »
Hello JL,

Great shot inside the cab and all of the controls.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2019, 04:59:44 PM »
Thanks Thomas. The 10 second delay on the camera let me get the cab placed over the firebox before the shutter fired. Too much light coming in from that window on my left though.

Success. The cab is mounted. The instructions do not want the roof firmly fixed until step 96 - early July?


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #141 on: May 18, 2019, 12:43:39 AM »
At this rate....mid June 😁. Nice looking seats, what is the material for them?

Bill

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The Leading Wheels in the Pony Truck
« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2019, 07:55:56 PM »
Hi Bill,
Rememer those boxes stacked in the front hall? We are half way through them.

The seats are solid zinc! A little bit of 'blue bird' satin acrylic paint gives us a nice upholstered look. All we need sitting on the seat are a pair of the driver's white cotton gloves.  :Lol:

The two front wheels are mounted on the undercarriage.

Edit: Forgot the equalizing stabilizers on each side of the frame. Added now but not shown.


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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #143 on: May 18, 2019, 09:06:29 PM »
The blue paint did the trick then. They look far more cushy that zinc ;)

Bill

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The Trailing Truck
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2019, 02:57:03 PM »
Rightly so.

The frame, wheels and bearings of the trailng truck have been assembled.
I had no idea so much was going to be involved with the suspension of this part later. Apparnetly some bolts have to be removed and set aside while more suspension parts are built and added (photo 3).

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Re: D51-200 Tender Locomotive 2-8-2
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2019, 06:56:42 PM »
Brass trim really adds a touch of class around the deflectors. While waiting for the primer to dry on the trailing wheel parts, I had a go at gluing them on with thin CA adhesive.

Little clips bought at a dollar store really came in handy for holding the trim on the outside and the bolsters on the inside in place.

The glue wicked itself along the join quite nicely. In a few spots it ran onto the flat portion of the deflector, but was easily removed with a file and fine sandpaper.