Steam Locomotive (page 8)
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There are many parts you can make or work on at almost any time during
the project. As I mentioned earlier, there are many castings to be machined.
Among them are the smokebox and boiler details. These include the sand
domes, steam dome, and the smokestack.
Image 23: Boiler/Smokebox Details
Sand domes consist of the base, the body, the cover, and the lid. The steam
dome has a base, body, and a cover. The bodies shown here are all made from
stainless steel pipe. That is a builder's option. In this photo, the base
of the smokestack is primed. Due to the shape of the base, you cannot clean
it up using the lathe, so the die grinder is used to achieve the desired
shape. The primer helps me see the contour and lets me know where more
grinding is needed.
Image 24: Pilot and Trailing Truck Wheels
More parts you can work on at any time include the pilot and trailing
truck wheels, and the leaf springs,
Image 25: Main Leaf Springs
So what's next? Boiler? I don't think so. Smokebox? Maybe.
Image 26: Boiler/Smokebox material
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