3D-Planning: Axle Bearings

Tonight I finally could make progress on the axle bearings. Until now I scratched my head on how to realize the bearings and especially the connection between the leaf springs and frame in a way that supplies both prototypically accurate and solid results – without purchasing a lathe and mill.

Drivers Dummies

Howdy, just a very quick update before I’m going to sleep. I fixed the misalignment on the cylinders, thanks again Frederic from railroad-line forums for mentioning it! Tonight I just messed around a bit and patched together some very quick’n’dirty drivers. This screenshot serves no purpose whatsoever except providing a bit of eye-candy. Enjoy!

Saddle Lower Half, Cylinders

Hello folks, the last couple of days I focused on the lower saddle half and the cylinders. As you can see in today’s screenshots, I rearranged the parts of the saddle halfs. The lower half of the saddle is going to form a group with the trunnion and the cylinder supports. The upper half acts… Continue reading Saddle Lower Half, Cylinders

Designing the Saddle

Hello folks, the last weeks I’ve been strechted pretty thin between my girlfriend, our kittens and deadlines at work. However, yesterday evening I managed to squeeze in half an hour of SketchUp modeling, followed by another hour just until now. I’m working on the connecting frame between the cylinders and the smokebox – help me… Continue reading Designing the Saddle