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Constructing "Old 99" #15: The couplers

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Blog entry by MrWoody posted 2143 days ago 867 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Full steam ahead Part 15 of Constructing "Old 99" series Part 16: Trimmin' the wheels »

Before I left the shop last night, I drilled a 5/16” hole at the inside of the car coupler. This morning I cut, sanded, sanded, and sanded some more to shape both couplers.

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I cut 4 axles to length and glued one wheel on each axle. Now I need 4 trim spacers. They are 1 3/8” X 5/8” X 3/8” with a 7/32” hole and a 45° cut on one end.

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Now I need to make four wheel trims. On the plan there are 9 dimensions and 2 diameters and I could do the layout.

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But these are full size plans, so I just photocopied and glued.

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-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.



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lew

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#1 posted 2143 days ago

Can’t wait to see the completed engine.

Just curious, How are you going to finish this piece? It seems that so much of the engine is permanently assembled- as you go- that it will be difficult to apply finish to some of the “buried” parts.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 2143 days ago

Lew, I will be using an airbrush and water based poly. I use the airbrush so that I can control the amount and where the finish goes. There are a lot of pieces that have to be able to move after the finish is applied.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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lew

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#3 posted 2143 days ago

Thanks!

I built the articulated tractor some time ago and sprayed some of the parts and hand finished others with water based poly, too. It did not have nearly the number of moving parts as your engine.

Your posts are really interesting because I have picked up many techniques that I wished I had when I built the tractor.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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