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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3990 on: May 03, 2024, 11:14:07 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3991 on: May 04, 2024, 01:54:01 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Looking great Kim!
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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3992 on: May 04, 2024, 02:23:57 AM »
Thanks guys!  :cheers:

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3993 on: May 04, 2024, 09:03:37 AM »
Great progress Kim - not many Bites left of that Elefant now  ;D

So have you thought about colors .... oh wait - should match the Tender  :facepalm:

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3994 on: May 04, 2024, 05:24:20 PM »
Great progress Kim - not many Bites left of that Elefant now  ;D
Thanks Per!  Yes, I'm getting there.  ;D

So have you thought about colors .... oh wait - should match the Tender  :facepalm:
Yeah, it's going to be black, with a few red and brass highlights.
It's getting exciting now!
Kim

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3995 on: May 04, 2024, 08:37:49 PM »
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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3996 on: May 04, 2024, 11:31:57 PM »
Thanks Jeff!

Today I made all the rails and sills for the cab sides.  These were all made from 1/8 x 1/4" 1018 steel bar.  I cut them on the band saw then cleaned up the ends and trimmed to size on the mill. 

Then, with the pair of front rails held together in the vise, I trimmed a 1/16 rabbet to fit over the top rail.  Only the front rails needed this notch.


Still with the two parts held together, I drilled the mounting screw holes.  These will be tapped 3-48.


And on the edge, I drilled holes for the 1-72 solder-holding screws.  These will be tapped 1-72.


After drilling the holes in all the parts I proceeded to tap all the holes; fourteen 1-72, and eight 3-48.  Lots of tapping.


Heres the small pile of parts made this morning.  The two on top are the bottom mounting rails, the middle two are the sills for the windows, and the bottom two are the front mounting rails.


Then I test fit everything together, and wonder of wonders, it all fit!  On the left is the inside of the right cab side.  On the right is the outside of the left cab side. (I set them in the wrong positions, didnt I? :D Nothing like making descriptions complicated!)


Then, for the grand finale, I attached the cab front into the cab side rails with 3-48 screws and put on the roof. Im quite pleased with how it looks!


The whole arrangement feels very sold - and the hinge is quite satisfying!
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I still have to solder the sides together and file the screw heads off. Oh yeah, and looking at this picture I see I need to round off the edges of the window sills.  Ah well, Ill get to that next time.

Thanks for looking in!
Kim

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3997 on: May 04, 2024, 11:41:20 PM »
Excellent!   :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3998 on: May 04, 2024, 11:44:25 PM »
Beautiful job on that cab, Kim.  It will really transform the chassis so bar.

Interesting how those little bars and frames transform the simple flat plates.

Really appreciating your detailed build log.  Beautifully done.  I am ready for every update as it comes out.

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #3999 on: May 05, 2024, 12:02:27 AM »
That cab is looking really good!  I usually have trouble with sheet metal work and admire a tidy job.
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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #4000 on: May 05, 2024, 01:13:35 AM »
Looks amazing Kim!

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #4001 on: May 05, 2024, 02:17:00 AM »
Thanks Chris, MJM, Krypto, and Dave!  :cheers:

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #4002 on: May 05, 2024, 04:12:16 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Looking great Kim! Better flip it over when you close the shop up at night though - otherwise the shop elves might start using it as a tiki bar or a spa!  :Lol:
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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #4003 on: May 05, 2024, 05:41:13 AM »
:ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Looking great Kim! Better flip it over when you close the shop up at night though - otherwise the shop elves might start using it as a tiki bar or a spa!  :Lol:
No kidding!  Just a few minutes ago I went out into the garage to get something and I heard all this ruckus over on my workbench.  The elves had scattered, but there was no doubt what was going on - quite the party mess left lying around the cab!

Needless to say, I've locked it in a safer location now!  :Lol:

Kim

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #4004 on: May 05, 2024, 12:55:52 PM »
That is a good looking cab! I love the hinged top. That will give much better access!

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