Hello everyone, just a very quick update. Work is taking over at the moment so railroad has to take a step back. However I managed to start on the 3D model, here’s the status quo: See you around soon!
At long last, I managed to finish the drawing and found the time to post here: I’m quite happy with it as it is. I found one error so far, that is I didn’t align the cylinder’s axis with the drivers’ axes… Right now I really don’t have the nerve to fix that so please… Continue reading Sideview Finished
A real quick update before I’m off to work: the weekend saw some more drawing, so was yesterday evening. But just as I wanted to scan the plans so I could ask you some questions… Had to share this one. 🙂
Thayer from the railroad-line forums did such a good job at tweaking my second sketch that I now feel confident enough to start on the blueprints. Thanks again, Thayer! So, I omitted drawing the third sketch and just went at it:
Since I stumbled on a picture of a Dewey Bros. 0-4-2T, I’ve fallen in love with this little engine. My first encounter happened during a Google picture search for industrial steam locomotives. This particular image came from a book written by Angus Sinclair in 1907: Development of the locomotive engine, where it served as an… Continue reading Historic Researches on Dewey Bros. Loco
Fellow railroad-line.com forums member Thayer and others had a thorough look at my second sketch and out came a very good revision which is going to help me a lot with the actual drawings. Thayer…
For this second sketch, I followed the advice from Bernd, a fellow member at the railroad-line.com forums and drew from the right to the left, starting with the rear wheel. That felt STRANGE. This time I used a straight 1/20.32 scale ruler and a bigger sheet of paper.
On Saturday, I visited the 31st International Model Railroad Exhibition at Cologne, which took place alonside the 8th Cologne’s Live-Steam Meeting. Looking around, I got some very nice impressions. I had three things in mind: Buy a soldering torch and brazing solder, look for a machine vice and get drivers for the Dewey. No luck… Continue reading At the Model Railroad Exhibition Cologne 2014
For the next year I’ve set an ambitious goal: I’d like to attempt my very first scratch-build of a steam locomotive in Fn3 (1/20.32, 3-ft-narrow gauge). My model of choice is an industrial loco of the late 19th century: (Source: Sinclair, Angus: Development of the locomotive engine, New York 1907, p.511)
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