Discussion in 'Home Foundry & Casting Projects' started by dalem9, Jan 29, 2014.
Some more work done .
Dale every picture looks like a work of art. Very good work.
Thanks Ed Hope you are doing well .
Here are the ring on the boiler .
After not working on my K27 sense Feb. I am finely getting some me time . I have rebuild my shop from 1/4 of my garage to 1/2 to make room for my new Tormach 1100 .Now all I have to do is learn to run it .
Here is my pilot . Should I paint the whole thing or leave as it is .
Nice job. Looks very good.
Dale I've been wanting to see the engine in real life for a long time. Will soon let you know.
I would imagine the prototype is painted thus would suggest paint. You could try alternatives like the various firearms coatings or powder coats. The idea being a very long and wear resistant life. An engine built this nice deserves to be finished in a way that will last as long as the engine.
By the way just checked in on this thread after a few months of not visiting. All i can say is wow! Seriously you have made considerable progress here and the parts look awesome.
Here is the pilot after painting .
Hi Wizard I have tried powder coat even after sand blasting the coating does not want to stick to the brass . So I went back to paint . Thanks for the nice comment .
Here is the front pilot and steps and opening bar . I am going to sand blast and paint .Just took these so you can see it better . Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas !
Again a beautiful pilot.
One of the things id like to do before kicking the bucket is to build a steam locomotive. Unfortunately my efforts are currently focused on issues with the house.
Here are the frames and doors I made for the headlight on my K27. There will be a light in it so you can see the number board numbers . Hope you guys like them they were a lot of work making .
The work of a master.
It has been awhile since dropping in on this thread, it is great to see the master class work being done here!
As for the lights are you making them out of LEDs? It is pretty amazing what can be done with LEDs these days.
Thanks , Yes I am going to use LED .
Excellent workmanship in every Piece,
Two questions please
1 what scale or gauge is your Lokomotive?
2 how did you derive your frame parts? Are they laser or water cut? for example.
Russell in Austria
Just stumbled across this. These look amazing! Dale, do you have anything telling how you cast these? Tried searching but couldn't find anything.
Hi rad45 it is 3/4 scale and the frame was cut on a bench top mill by hand .It is 3 piece that are bolted together. Parry I build a furnace and made a model of the wheel and then casted them .They were the first casting I ever made . If you have other questions I will be glad to answer them .I did a lot of reading and them watched a lot on u tube .
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