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Blog series by bj383ss updated 08-03-2012 08:29 PM 5 parts 12197 reads 33 comments total

Part 1: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 1

12-08-2011 07:53 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

1949 Reading Steam Freight Train I started a new project. It is a steam train using Gatto plans. I currently have made the main frame, boiler and the display track. I made a jig out of a strip of plywood with grooves spaced the right distance apart and then glued a fence on one side to line up the cross ties. I also made several spacers to go between the cross ties. This made it super easy to make the track. Here is the main frame coming together. The b...

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Part 2: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 2

12-20-2011 03:15 AM by bj383ss | 1 comment »

Small update made some parts for the boiler. Drilled holes for the hand rails. Front Boiler Rest Superheater, Smoker, and access cover Firebox final shape and trim added Happy Holidays Everyone, Bret

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Part 3: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 3

12-21-2011 02:24 PM by bj383ss | 8 comments »

Another update on the train. Made the catwalks and started on the cab parts. Catwalks 3 pieces per side. The bottom piece has a 30 taper, and the top piece has a 15 taper so they will snug up against the side of the boiler. Cab front wall. 3 more days til Xmas. Can’t wait to see my boys open their gifts. Bret

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Part 4: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 4

05-18-2012 11:42 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

Well it has been awhile since I worked on my train but I am going full steam ahead. Sorry couldn’t resist. I have been working on makin the main driver wheels there are 8 of them. I was able to make all of them from the center cutouts from the tires of my Scania truck I built. Roughed out on the lathe. After turning them to size I took them to the bandsaw and cut them off After that I chucked them back in the lathe and finished the back to size Next up was making the ...

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Part 5: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 5

08-03-2012 08:29 PM by bj383ss | 16 comments »

Well it has been awhile since I have posted. I have now finished making all the parts for the Locomotive. It is just mocked up at the moment nothing is glued together yet. I have now started on the tender. Thanks for looking! Bret

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