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B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
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B+MNW21201
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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #40 on: May 23rd, 2008, 9:18am »
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An update....finally. The neked NW2 is now at Bob Dean's fine loco emporium to be fitted for a brand new suit. I am so excited I can't stand it. Bob is fabricating the basic shell and I'll do the detailing then I can turn it over to Pete so he can apply the paint. That guy can do it all! I'll post pictures as they become available.

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« Reply #41 on: May 23rd, 2008, 11:15am »
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Congrats, Bobby. I'm really happy for ya.
 
Greg B.


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Re: B&M NW2 #1201 in 1.6" scale
 
« Reply #42 on: May 26th, 2008, 10:43am »
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How much time have you got invested in your NW2?

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #43 on: May 26th, 2008, 9:12pm »
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Oh dang, I'd say about 4 years or so. I have been working on it here and there. I actually put it on the back burner so to speak for over a year.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #44 on: May 26th, 2008, 9:13pm »
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PS, welcome to the forums. Everyone, this is another of the BCRR Unmembers, Russell.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 5:46pm »
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well this is definately one of those "good news - bad news" things. I have gotten my loco back from the fabricators. For the most part it looks good. Unfortunately there was one or two small misinterpretations of the design that I will have to fix. But overall I am happy to have her back and I can now plan on doing the finishing details.
 


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 5:48pm »
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Here is a close-up of the awesome nose piece that Bob machined. It was the only way to get the compound curves on the corners correct. It was machined out of a solid 1" thick piece of steel.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 5:52pm »
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As you can see, I am hard pressed for space to work on anything. Plus the recent remodeling of the master bedroom (must keep wife happy) has gotten pieces of furniture temporarily stored out here as well!

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« Reply #48 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 5:57pm »
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Well here is the bad news part: apparently the front section of the hood was pushed back into the hydraulic tank before the tapered rear section was fabricated. So when I moved the hood back to it's proper position this gap resulted. Also an extra set of side windows were water jetted  on the sides of the cab. See the photo in my signature below for the correct format. Oh well, this is why they invented welders and bondo!  

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« Reply #49 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 7:46pm »
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   Bobby,
 
   I now see what you were telling me about on the phone. But those compound tapers on the hood look great. Shame they were'nt just a bit longer. Glad to see it getting together for ya.
 
   Talk to ya soon,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #50 on: Sep 6th, 2008, 10:52pm »
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Bobby,
Your NW2 is looking good!  Looking forward to seeing it polishing the rails at the Buckingham Central.
Looking at the photo of your shop, is that an Index mill?  It looks just like the one I bought last week (see below)


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« Reply #51 on: Sep 7th, 2008, 10:54am »
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on Sep 8th, 2007, 11:31pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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

 
Bruce,  Where are the PICS?  NEED PICS
 
Tom C.


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #52 on: Sep 8th, 2008, 8:28am »
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on Sep 6th, 2008, 10:52pm, Dan Watson wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Bobby,
Your NW2 is looking good!  Looking forward to seeing it polishing the rails at the Buckingham Central.
Looking at the photo of your shop, is that an Index mill?  It looks just like the one I bought last week (see below)

 
Good eyes Dan, It is in fact an Index Model 55. What model is yours? If it  a 55 then I have a photo copy of the owners manual that I can copy for you if you need it.  
 
Bobby


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #53 on: Sep 8th, 2008, 8:29am »
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on Sep 7th, 2008, 10:54am, tomc wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Bruce,  Where are the PICS?  NEED PICS
 
Tom C.

 
Tom, look at page 2 reply #22


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« Reply #54 on: Sep 8th, 2008, 10:22am »
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Bobby , the locomotive with body looks great,   as for the missing sheet metal.  Resolving things like that, keeps our minds sharp.   looking forward to seeing it all painted and  switching in the yard.  thanks for the update.    Ray III

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #55 on: Sep 8th, 2008, 8:18pm »
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Thanks for the encouragement Ray. I do enjoy figuring out the solutions to these little problems. Which is probably why I don't rush things. I figure by the time I am done with the shell, I will be very proficient with my wire feed welder.


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« Reply #56 on: Sep 9th, 2008, 12:08am »
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Bobby,
My mill is also a model 55.  I'd love to get a copy of the owners manual!  I'm going to pick it up on Thursday.
Dan


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #57 on: Sep 9th, 2008, 7:37am »
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No problem Dan, I will make a copy and get your mailing address from Bruce (I am assuming he has it). I did find out that Wells-Index still has parts for these machines.

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pockets
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« Reply #58 on: Sep 9th, 2008, 12:50pm »
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Bobby,
I've been ponderin' your situation re the short metal..... It would seem that a firm application of the steel stretcher (every good fab shop has one, mine did.... ) should work.
 
Def: Steel Stretcher = one metal eraser, one welder, one weldor and requisite metal. No beer until the seam is invisible.... on both sides!
 
Greg B.


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pockets
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« Reply #59 on: Oct 12th, 2008, 7:00pm »
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'bout time for an update , over here.... How's that body work comin'?
 
Greg B.


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