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Old 06-20-2019, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I the process of attempting to build a mason bogie from a Lionel 0-6-0 gold rush engine, a LGB spreewald drive and a 3D printer made 3 axle truck and an eztec tender body. Cut a second cab and using the boiler end made the 3 window mason bogie cab also pieced the roof to the proper side, shortened the eztec tender body and lowered it also cut down the coal load to fit and added real coal to it. Added rivets using Mirce aircraft rivet set, very easy to use and lay straight even though they are of the flat style. Added height to them using gel super glue applied with a toothpick and they came out pretty good. Decided on a paint scheme and will match my present passenger cars. Have cut down the spreewald chassis and added horizontal cylinders and walschaerts valving. Just got the cowcatcher added and fitted. Next will be the decking for both the boiler and cab/tender.
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Cool! Looks like a fun project.

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Got the cab, tender, mounting plate, cowcatcher and cylinders done now on to articulation,,
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On the actual Mason Bogie, the driver wheels and the leading truck are mounted on their own subframe and pivot on a central bearing. Most of the electric ones I have seen mount the motor vertically and use its mount as the pivot for this structure.


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On the actual Mason Bogie, the driver wheels and the leading truck are mounted on their own subframe and pivot on a central bearing. Most of the electric ones I have seen mount the motor vertically and use its mount as the pivot for this structure.


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Mine will as also just didn't have one of those chassis but did have a spreewald so that is what I'm using, just have to dream up a pivot for it and it will mount in the center of the upper top where the 6 holes are just above the center driver, Bill
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Moving along with the build I got the domes bases built and sent them off to the paint shop, also got the upper section of the fir box fitted and glues to the boiler along with the base for the boiler running boards fitted, the boiler has been fitted and sized and now time to turn my attention to the articulation part of the build

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Further progress on the mason bogie, boiler painted using cab light green and missed with silver over spray and the fire box I added rivets and colored both it and the smoke box with a dark gray metallic graphite. Pretty much most of the detailed fitting is done allowing a better look at the articulation suspension. which will be next along with the coloring of the running boards. Domes are done and screwed to the boiler with single 8/32 screw and leaving only the bell to be built and fitted to the top of the boiler. More to come, Bill
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Moving along at a snails pace the Mason Bogie is taking shape. Finally got everything fitted, what a pain, being as I'm not a master builder I adjust as I go along. Funny after fitting 1 piece and going to another when rechecking now the first piece is off a little more readjustments and so it went, on and on but finally everything is now fitting. Next is fitting the headlight and making the bell bracket and mounting, always touch up paint and the motor chassis has to be re assembled but the tunnel is getting shorter, more as it progresses
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Bill, adjust and making changes as you go along is pretty much how I do it. Finished product looks GREAT. LiG
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Since last post I have got the headlight done and mounted + got the side gear in place except for the reversing bar but moving right along, ordered the Gscale graphics rail boss 4 and a charging (door way) board and still looking at mounting the batteries in the boiler, more to come, Bill
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