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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:13 am

Well, we are back (probably briefly)

Rather than uploading pictures here, there and everywhere I will leave a link to posts regarding the 9F I put on my Instagram pages, if you have a look around you will see some of what I've been getting upto with my business.

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and a Happ!y new year.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJo9c36pJ4I ... yhwqmo4xx7
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:41 am

No update on the model in this post, things are occurring so hopefully I'll get a post put together for you all soon

This weekend the Great Central Railway has managed to run a Gala event and they have had a visitor there in 92134, the only surviving single chimney 9F remaining. I just stumbled on this video on YouTube, this gives you an idea of what 7000 drawbar horse power does with a trailing load of about 300 tons or so.

https://youtu.be/BjrD7IybDf8
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby 34053 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:45 am

Great to hear from you again VB. Looking forward to seeing what you have done on the 9F.

Amazing Video Clip!

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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:44 pm

OK, here we go, and this isn't all I've been upto. (Please note this is the first time I've tried the following method to host pictures so what could possibly go wrong?)

So first image is the frame plates, taking pride of place on the dining table.

https://flic.kr/p/2mD7aR8

Next image is something I've posted on here before... machined from 1 solid piece. A lot of work and I got it wrong.... on the CAD, before I cut any metal.

https://flic.kr/p/2mD7cNe

So this I have remade, but rather than machining from scratch its been tweaked, laser cut and silver soldered using slots and tabs to hold it together... my silver soldering still needs some practice.

https://flic.kr/p/2mD1Kat

The next thing I've done is remade the front brake cylinder support stretcher, again I wasn't happy with this, the original one I made was a mash up of the works drawings and les warnetts drawings.. what I've done now is made it to the works drawings but tweaked that to use the les warnett brake cylinder. This has now also become a slot and tab Fabrication.

Old,
https://flic.kr/p/2mD9qn9

New,
https://flic.kr/p/2mD9oq3

https://flic.kr/p/2mD1Kfy

The final bit to see in this update is I've had for a while in kit form the firebox support stretcher, this has (by Ed Parrott) had a few strategically placed tacs with a tig welder to hold it as a unit and this will get silver soldered next time I have access to a friends heating equipment.

https://flic.kr/p/2mD1Kay

https://flic.kr/p/2mD1Kao

I've also been progressing the Horn Blocks. I'll post some pictures of them soon.
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby 34053 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:42 am

No problems viewing your pics VB. Great photos. Fascinating to see these parts of a 9F in a smaller scale.

Keep us updated.

PW

PS: Still haven't yet been able to achieve my ambition of 'Driving & Firing' the '12 inches to a foot ' scale version of a 9F. :(
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:14 pm

Thanks, I do have on my broken laptop a picture of the items shown in full size that I will post when it's sorted out.

Yes, an opportunity to drive a full size one would be nice. You can certainly pay the GCR for the opportunity to drive 92214.
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:05 pm

Well, I was hoping to show you some finished horn blocks this side of Christmas. But it's not quite got there.

I can show you the Inner and Outer strengthening plates and the base of the pony truck, all laser cut at Model Engineers Laser.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to every one that follows the build thread.

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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:33 pm

Thank you for the update.
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Re: 5 inch Gauge 9F

Postby 34053 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:21 pm

Great to hear from you again VB. Many thanks for the Update. Hope all progresses well in 2022.
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