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The ultimate in live steam garden railroading....coal fired locomotive

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The ultimate in live steam garden railroading....coal fired locomotive
Posted by emdmike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:20 PM

The fun has begun.  The two flue tubes are 10mm internal diameter and 1mm thick, set low in the boiler.  The firebox copper thickness is 2mm,  Under the sand box on the Billy/Elke is the goodall valve to replenish boiler water.  Safety valve is in the normal location as on the gas fired Billy boiler.   This is just set together in the pic, so nothing is aligned or fastened down, so things are a bit cockeyed.  This is as far as the original owner got the project.  I painted the frame, boiler wrapper, boiler back head and am starting chassis assembly tonight.  Going with an all black with red frame Austrian/German look to suit my LGB rolling stock.  If profit sharing is good(I had lots of down weeks last year) then I will order one of the 2 axle tender kits from Roundhouse, along with a few other bits and bobs.   

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Posted by emdmike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:21 PM

New pic time, progress is being made.  By the time the missing parts are shipped to me, I will be ready to light a fire in her.  

 

view inside the firebox before i put the boiler on the chassis

 

Fire door/damper closed

 

Damper cracked open to cool the fire

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Posted by emdmike on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 8:42 PM

Basic loco is now mostly complete.  Waiting on a couple missing parts to ship to me from the UK before I can steam her up for the first time.  I had some nice etched O&K builders plates left over from another project, so they finaly got used.  Still need to get etched number and name plates, lantern for the front, then a matching tender from Roundhouse to carry the fuel.  

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:08 PM

Very neat!  Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, March 4, 2022 2:07 AM

Mike,

 

Your skill with and passion for these beasts is wonderful!

 

Eric

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Posted by emdmike on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:26 PM

First successful run on coal today.  Going to try on the railway tomorrow as it will be in the 50's tomorrow afternoon.  Still more to do, fit RC, front lantern, build the tender and put a wood floor in the cab.  All in good time.   Enjoy!   

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:25 PM

Huzzah!  Looking forward to the next video!

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:46 PM

Impressive!  I'm looking forward to seeing it run.  Thanks for the video.

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Posted by emdmike on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:19 PM

Thanks guys, hopefully tomorrow I will have some video from a run on the railway.  Guy its coming in the morning to finish fixing my Jeep, then it will be time to run trains hopefully.  I cleaned her all up, swept the flue tubes.  Need a bit more lamp oil on my start up charcoal, so that got done as well.   

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Posted by emdmike on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:51 PM

Running on the railway today, still fine tuning my coal firing abilites, but got a good run out of her today.  Tender is on order, as is the Slomo inertia device.  I also got myself a brand new gas fired Billy from Roundhouse with my yearly profit sharing check from my employer.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, March 11, 2022 1:02 AM

Awesome!  I am glad you saved that little "fellow" from its half built purgatory!

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Posted by Hoff on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:02 AM

That's a beaut!

Hoff

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