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« Reply #120 on: January 20, 2016, 05:32:08 PM »

It rests on what was formerly the front spindle bosses. I am going to install some pins in the bosses and make matching holes in the top of the frame sides and then glue it down. Then some fake nuts and bolts. Almost all the frame parts are pinned as well as glued.

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« Reply #121 on: February 21, 2016, 03:47:09 PM »

I finally finished the construction of my frame, and I gave it a quick primer coat in order to spot any flaws. It will be "washed" off later.





Some close-ups of the JB Weld "welds". The cast texture on the journal pedestals was also done with JB Weld, sponged on and then sanded a bit when dry. The weld spatter was done with JB KWIK, applied with a sharp toothpick. Before it sets, the JB forms a near perfect round spot. I will be adding some more before the final paint job.






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« Reply #122 on: February 21, 2016, 03:54:24 PM »

Weld beads are fantastic Chuck!

Congratulations,

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« Reply #123 on: February 21, 2016, 05:45:34 PM »

Won't be long now!
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« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2016, 06:03:30 PM »

Really stunning work! The welds look perfectly real.

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« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2016, 09:22:14 PM »

Thanks guys! Marty, so far I just made the lengths I need. I need to install it before the final treatment.
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« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2016, 10:43:35 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2016, 01:55:28 AM »

Phew, i love those welding seams. Cast iron appearances is coming along nicely, too. I guess you sanded the square sloped washers for journal pedestals' fixture?

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« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2016, 09:33:13 AM »

Thanks Russ!

Volker, I made a fixture to sandwich styrene strip between to different height brass strips. Then I scraped the styrene with an X-acto blade to create a taper. Then I cut each washer to length.

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« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2016, 10:42:52 AM »

Wow!!  Fantastic work as usual.  Those seams perfect.

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« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2016, 02:26:25 PM »

Weld spatter? Ahh, of course!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Seriously, I've never noticed them anywhere before...
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« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2016, 04:41:06 PM »

Love those weld lines. Looks awesome. Do you keep track of the hours you spend on a project?..... Allan
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« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2016, 08:14:46 PM »

Beautiful. Looks like JB Weld can do a lot.
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« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2016, 08:55:32 PM »

Thanks! Alan, no, never.
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« Reply #134 on: February 23, 2016, 01:11:13 AM »

Great to see this coming together! Love the weld spatter. I know that the REAL loco would be painted (probably several layers thick) but a couple of those welds finished "raw" would be fantastic-- a repair or modification with scorched paint, soot, and rust around a shiny bead would really show off the accuracy of this technique... just a thought! Keep it up-- this is looking wonderful.  DF
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