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DJoksch

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Live Steam Locomotive.
« on: January 05, 2023, 11:53:28 am »
I thought this would be a fun project.  Once I figure out what it is, Ill try to restore it to its original condition.  Will more than likely not run it under the Christmas tree. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 12:10:06 pm »
it looks like Bing track 0 - you have to make two oscillating cylinders, pistons and rods
and a burner. A nice work for the next one or two weeks - haha

Arnold ;D

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 04:38:27 pm »
Thanks for the identification. Now that I know what it is, there seems to be many variations. I need to find an example of this particular version when I get to decals and paint.  This will take a few weekends.  I will be curious to see if it fits 0-27 track.

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 12:41:48 pm »
I now have cylinders.  Todays project is the burner.  I need a close up of the cab roof so I can see how it should fit.  The immediate goal is to get it complete and functional, afterwards I will tear it down for restoration.  I am searching for a picture of this particular model so I know how to complete the paint and artwork. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2023, 05:45:20 pm »
Compressed air test.  Seems to run nicely.  Just finished the new burner.  Ready to test on steam. 

https://youtu.be/PZewipDqFdE

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2023, 11:38:05 am »
Its 42 degrees in the shop and thought I would do a quick test on steam before tearing it down.  It has piping leaks from a previous repair(s) attempt. 

https://youtu.be/GXaDzhgW9yg

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2023, 04:25:05 am »
Congrats, that's a good runner.
Flames are a bit high, would perhaps add a little water to the methylated spirit...

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2023, 05:02:05 pm »
The smoke stack and steam dome were shattered and split.  I silver soldered thin shim stock to provide support on the underside of the two pieces. The smoke stack base was missing chunks, but I was able to use most of it. The stack itself was a piece of tin bent with pliers and jammed in. I was not sure what it should look like for this model so I improvised. It needs a little more finishing, but I liked the result. Time for the roof.

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 06:33:54 pm »
The cab tin work was a bit time consuming. I think I have all the pieces except the whistle.  Its time to tear it down.  The frame and cab will be black and the wheels will be red.  The under carriage is worn so it will need new bronze axle bushings. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2023, 10:12:39 am »
Its interesting that everything mounted on the boiler meant a new hole through the shell. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2023, 12:18:27 pm »
  I've been following your rebuild thread and it is pretty interesting.
Thanks for the pix.  Nice job on that nasty cab and you came up with
the cylinder/piston parts quickly.  Did you make them or were the parts
in your 'parts' bin just waiting for you to buy a basket case.  I look
forward to see it running on O-guage track - two rail to look best.

 I'll buy a loco like yours someday, for sure an O-gauge one.  I hope
I'll do it justice.  Anyone want to swap one for an original working
Elektro engine?  Ah, I'm dreaming again.  Besides, the plumber gets
paid first.  So far I'm in deep and getting deeper.

Congrats,
Wayne

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2023, 05:32:17 pm »
The cylinders and pistons were made from scrap brass. I used pics from the internet to guess the piston diameter.  I had brass shim stock the same thickness of the tin to make the missing parts for the cab.  It looks like someone started to restore it, then lost the parts. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2023, 07:03:51 pm »
Very nice work indeed , obviously your a skilled & resourceful machinist. Following this thread now. 😊
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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2023, 06:52:50 pm »
Made new axle bushings for the frame and did some painting.  Steam pipes are soaking in vinegar. 

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Re: Live Steam Locomotive.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2023, 02:00:33 pm »
I used calligraphy paint for the stripes.  Time to assemble. 

 

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