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B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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B+MNW21201
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B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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« on: Nov 9th, 2006, 11:24pm »
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Here is proof that I really have been working on my NW2. As the photo shows I have been fabricating handrails.
 


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B+MNW21201
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 9th, 2006, 11:26pm »
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here is a second shot.

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ErieAtlantic7597
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10th, 2006, 8:50am »
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   OK, Bobby. I was beginning to think this engine was a "figneuton of your imagination" ha, ha, ha, ha.  Good to see that much progress.  When do we get to do a running track test over at the BCRR
 
   Keep up the good work, can't wait to see it running,
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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anthonyd_SRR
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #3 on: Nov 10th, 2006, 5:15pm »
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Looking good   I always belived you were really working on the engine
~AnthonyD~


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pockets
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #4 on: Nov 10th, 2006, 6:55pm »
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Bobby,
when are you gonna get the boiler mounted?
 
Lookin' Good.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
B+MNW21201
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 11th, 2006, 7:58pm »
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Thanks guys for the compliments. I wish I could say that I got more done today but it's all Bruce's fault. If he hadn't mentioned that George was visiting today I wouldn't have been forced to go to Petes and endure hours upon hours of coal smoke and long winded conversations........ Ok so the conversations were not that long winded.....only because they wouldn't let me talk that much.  
 
Seriously, we had a great time with George.  
 
So Greg, when are you going to make the trek down?
 
Here is a shot of (L to R) Bruce, Pete, Jimmy (Pete's neighbor) and George, enjoying the cool shade and colder beer.
 
The great part about being the photographer, is it gives me an excuse to keep my ugly mug out of the pictures!


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B+MNW21201
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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« Reply #6 on: May 14th, 2007, 7:17pm »
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Well I am happy to say I have been doing a little work on the NW2 since I last posted. The fact is I am at the bondo and sanding stage which is NOT one of my favorite aspects. You can compare this photo with the one in my first post and see the changes. OK so I am not a master craftsman, my main goal is to have it at least look like an engine!

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #7 on: May 14th, 2007, 7:20pm »
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I really hate body work!

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pockets
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #8 on: May 14th, 2007, 7:53pm »
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Way to go, Bobby   !!
 
I am so glad to see that you are not building the wussified, post footboard version. Now, does that get a vertical boiler, like a Clishay?
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
SteamHeaton
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #9 on: May 15th, 2007, 3:56am »
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great pics Bobby!!!

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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #10 on: May 15th, 2007, 3:02pm »
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I like it, she’s looking good
 
Anthony


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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #11 on: May 15th, 2007, 10:11pm »
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #12 on: May 15th, 2007, 10:11pm »
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The fuel tanks are the boilers pockets!  
 
Nice work,  
 
I have to do the handrails soon on mine, hopefully in a week!  
 
ANY TIPS!
 
Also, welcome to the "Not so fun working on the body fan club"  I like working on it, but the fumes of the fiberglass stage are getting old, along with the sanding part of it.
 


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Dean
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #13 on: May 16th, 2007, 1:04pm »
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Dean, I silver soldered my rails together, using Mapp gas for the torch. It worked well. Just make sure to have clean surfaces and use very little solder.
 
To weld the upper rail to the stanchions I followed these steps.
1) I filed a groove the diameter of the upper rail into the end of the stanchions using a chainsaw file of the correct diameter.
2) I flattened a short length (about 4") of silver solder using a hammer.
3) I cleaned the solder again with some emory cloth before using.
4) on the end of the stancion I placed a little dollup of flux, then I placed a very small piece of solder (about 1/8" square) into the flux.
5) I positioned the upper rain over the stancion and I used a couple quick grip clamps on either side of the joint to hold it tight.
6) then using the Mapp gas torch I heated the joint until cherry red. You can see the solder melt.
7) allow to cool a little and remove the clamps.
 
Note, the stancions are already installed before intalling the upper rail. On the stancions themselves, I wanted to be sure they were very strong so I drilled into the deck the same diameter as the stacion rod, about 3/16" from the top and the I then drilled horizontally from the side with a slightly bigger bit. After positioning the stancion button welded it in place.
 
This may not be the preffered method, but it was the method I used. Someone else may have a better way. If so feel free to instruct.
 
Bobby


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« Reply #14 on: May 16th, 2007, 8:02pm »
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Thanks Bobby for the tips.  
 
Good luck on your engine.


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Dean
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« Reply #15 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 4:54pm »
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A quick progress update.
 
Since taking the summer off from working every Saturday at the BCRR, I have alotted myself time to work on the engine of mine. I was seriously considering scrapping the gas/hyd. system in favor of the electric set-up but I just couldn't make the numbers work.
 
So, this week-end I have finished painting the chassis and have started the final assembly of the drive train. The only parts lacking will be a couple of hydraulic hoses that will need to be custom made. I will try to post some photo's this week.  
 
I hope to be test running her before the new year (sans body) and then start on fabrication the body itself.


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moose_the_caboose
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #16 on: Jul 29th, 2007, 6:11pm »
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hey bobby!
 
glad to see you back at it!  as to going electric....what did you mean when said you couldn't make the numbers work?
 
i've got the motor you need.  i've also a controller that could use some tlc.  when i get the opportunity to repair a certain blue english tank engine, i'll haul it down to the bcrr to show you what golf cart parts can do.  just ask bruce!  most people operate on 6 6vdc batteries, mine operates on 3 12vdc batteries.  i could still operate pulling a train-load of people for 2 1/2 to 3 hours...more with just a display train.
 
gas/hydraulic is okay, but it would be cool to couple a gas engine with a 10k generator and the install a full bridge rectifier for dc operation.  throttle and exciter circuit control the output voltage to the motor.  
 
oops!  just dreaming out loud.
 
moose the caboose!
 
on Jul 29th, 2007, 4:54pm, B+MNW21201 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A quick progress update.
 
Since taking the summer off from working every Saturday at the BCRR, I have alotted myself time to work on the engine of mine. I was seriously considering scrapping the gas/hyd. system in favor of the electric set-up but I just couldn't make the numbers work.
 
So, this week-end I have finished painting the chassis and have started the final assembly of the drive train. The only parts lacking will be a couple of hydraulic hoses that will need to be custom made. I will try to post some photo's this week.  
 
I hope to be test running her before the new year (sans body) and then start on fabrication the body itself.



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« Reply #17 on: Aug 1st, 2007, 5:04pm »
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   Bobby my friend,
 
   With all this summer time to hybernate at home, we should see you famous DIESEL
running at the BCRR. Of course, only when the temps drops down a bit. I know how fragile you are, Heh,heh,heh.
 
   All kidding aside, we could probably use your expertise on the retaining wall at the end of the trestle. Hope to see you soon.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #18 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 11:31pm »
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   Guys,
 
   A very pleasant event happened today at the BCRR. Bobby Timson, had his NW2
at the track for its first test run. And run it did!! BEAUTIFULLY. Its always a pleasure to see a piece of equipment that someone has made with their own hands, finally running the rails.
 
   Good show Bobby,
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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pockets
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« Reply #19 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 12:14am »
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Congratulations, Bobby. Good on ya.....
 
Greg B.


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