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N&W 2-6-6-4 "A" 1.6 scale live steam by D. Herring
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N&W 2-6-6-4 "A" 1.6 scale live steam by D. Herring
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« on: Jul 19th, 2010, 9:45pm »
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   Guys,
 
   I don't useually start new topics unless there is merrit to them. I do believe this is one that will catch the interest of many here.  
 
   The same man that built the beautiful N&W "J" has now embarked on building an N&W "A". My friend Dunkin Herring has already started the project. My humble pics will show that. I'll explain why the pic are so bad!
 
But please allow me to back up to the visit to Roanoke, Va. to start this thread off. The real "A" 2-6-6-4 on display.


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 9:48pm »
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my friends Ray H. and Dunkin H. getting ready to do a mechanical inspection of the N&W "A".

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 9:50pm »
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Dunkin pointing out some part of the cross head to Ray.

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 9:52pm »
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And Ray H. getting a REALLY good look at that wrist pin.

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 10:01pm »
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   Now we go to the really poor pics that I took on my way home to Ft. Myers, Fl. and why the pics are so poor.
 
   We all forgot some stuff in my van that was supposed to go to Rock Hill, SC with Dunkin. But all three of us forgot about these things with everything else going on at the museum in Roanoke. So I stopped by Dunkin's house on my way down  I 77 to drop off what was in my van. I knew that he had started on the "A", but I had'nt seen any pics at that time. And, I did'nt know how far along the project is. But Dunkin had already left for the day and was too far away to turn around and meet me.  
   I took the next few pics through the back door of his machine shop. through glass panes in the door.


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« Reply #5 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 10:04pm »
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these are my poor pictures taken through glass panes in a shop door.
 
chasis of 1.6 scale N&W 2-6-6-4 on erecting stand.


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chasis with two cylinder blocks setting in place. to the right, on a work bench, can be seen twelve machined drive wheels. not in the pics are the axles. Dunkin has told me they also were completed just before the trip to Roanoke.

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 10:19pm »
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   Folks,
 
   This thread may start out slow due to the lack of photos. It probably will go in fits and starts. I'll update this thread with info when its available.  
 
   But one thing for sure. When this guy, Dunkin Herring decides to build a classic engine in live steam scale, he goes right at it, full throttle.


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« Reply #8 on: Jul 19th, 2010, 10:44pm »
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At last! Thanks, Bruce.
 
Duncan,
God speed on what I'm sure will be another beautiful engine from your hands.
 
Greg B.


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When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 22nd, 2010, 12:01am »
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WOW!  I can't wait to see this up and running.

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   Greg, Justin,
 
   Both of you guys have seen ,and in some cases, run the engines made by this artist. Even though a few in our hobby knit-picked Dunkin's N&W "J" to pieces, I have'nt yet seen thiers!!!
 
   Dunkin and I have had many late night "mechanical conversations" about this latest endeavor of his. He is the kind of guy that will listen and wiegh out another mechanics ideas on how to approach a particular problem.
 
   So, yes guys, this N&W "A" project, I'm sure, will end up looking just as good as his "J" and running as good as it looks to boot. Just like the "J".


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« Reply #11 on: Jul 25th, 2010, 5:10pm »
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hi all,
 
bruce r:  when the 'j' was finished and i got a chance to see it...what a thrill!   now with the 'a' coming into being...HOLY CRACKERS BATMAN!!  i know duncan as an accomplished designer/mechanic/machinist, so anything he wants to build will be spectacular.  the 'a' will be built to his liking and specifications.  in other words, it work function and steam well, just as planned.  let the others say that!
 
one day, when both engines are in attendance, i'd like to be photographed with them...just to prove i was there!  give duncan our best...can't wait!!!!!
 
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 31st, 2010, 6:16am »
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   Guys,
 
   Just a little info on this project. By what I've been told, Dunkin's job shop/machine shop has gotten REALLY busy, thankfully. So the "A" has had to be put on the back burner for right now. As many of us here that have been in business at one time or another knows, if one does not pay attention to regular business, there won't be much financing left for anything else when the spare time comes back.


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« Reply #13 on: Jul 31st, 2010, 8:41am »
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TOTALLY understood, Bruce. Thanks for the update. It's good to hear that his business is picking up.
 
Greg B.


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   Hey Greg,
 
   I knew that you of most folks here would understand the meaning behind my comments about business.  
   AND, BTW, last night, Sat. July 31, of all people to call me, it was none other than Dunkin Herring himself. He did explain to me that he is catching up on his promised jobs. He also told me that he thinks within the next few days, he should have the crank pins pressed into all of those wheels that appear in my very poor pictures of his "A" chasis. Plus, he thinks that he can press the wheel assemblies onto the axles. The axles have already been machined for a while.
   More info on this very interesting project when I receive it. Ha,ha, ha, I may just have to make a quick trip up to Rock Hill, SC to get more pics of this thing coming together.


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on Aug 1st, 2010, 8:28am, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
   Ha,ha, ha, I may just have to make a quick trip up to Rock Hill, SC to get more pics of this thing coming together.

 
The sacrifices you do for us, lol


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Yeah, he's all heart, ain't he, Bobby? .....but, if that's the only way we can get more pics and some specs (are those cylinders cast or fabricated?)......
 
Greg B.


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   Greg,
   
   If my old memory servs me right, I think Dunkin told be they are cast blocks. But I think he did do the valve and possibly the cylinder sleeves.


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« Reply #18 on: Aug 18th, 2010, 7:37pm »
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   Guys,
 
   A little new news about this project of our dear freind's. A little bird (steamheaton) told me today that the journal boxes are finished. Plus the wheels have been pressed onto the axles also.  
 
   OH, and Dunkin had a visitor from Fl. today too. Don G.(Pennsy) from the Jacksonville area visited Dunkin's facility. By what I was told, he took a "cabootle" of pictures. OK Don, lets see some of those new pics.


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Bruce (and others), yes it is true that we made a pit stop at Duncan's.  He was most hospitable, as well as eager to share his knowledge and progress on his latest project.  To see the "A" in person was a true joy.  While there, my children and I also had the pleasure of taking a trip around his railroad behind a couple of really nice diesels (built by none other than Duncan).  Duncan was the official MoW two legged crew, while his father engineered us around.  We had a great time.  Now for some photos of the "A".
 
Don G.


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