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Old 06-29-2020, 06:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The fuel tank is too big. When running in the past I've just kept a close eye on it. When it stopped I would turn off the gas. At this point the boiler would be out of water. As far as I can tell, there's been no damage to the boiler from this.


As I was saying, the fuel tank is too big. Rather than make a new one, I'm just going to displace some of the volume. I drilled a hole in each side and soldered a 1/4 inch bar in place. The holes were countersunk to give space for solder after sanding the joint flush. Also more painting.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The "handle" for the gas valve is just a brass Phillips drive pan head screw that took the place of the set screw that Roundhouse supplies. I'm tired of staring at the exposed threads so I cut some brass pipe for a cover.


The engineer all cleaned up. Here I'm taking extra care to wipe away any remaining glue residue with denatured alcohol. Yes, I know the stuff's poisonous. Shot glasses make excellent containers for these small solvent jobs.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:47 PM   #33 (permalink)
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While waiting for the paint on the fuel tank to dry I decided the locomotive looked a bit off without a cap for the smoke stack, so I made one.


The following pictures show me parting off the last vestige of the old cap, the hacksaw parting blade/grooving holder I made, and the new cap. Collets on a lathe are the bees knees.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:25 PM   #34 (permalink)
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All done. I'll be back in a week with a run video. I want to give the paint more time to cure.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:39 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Looks Great
What a difference from the first photo
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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SWEET! Great rebuild.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:57 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Big difference. Very nice result!
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I like it!
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Old 07-03-2020, 04:40 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Great Job!
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