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Thread: Mantua and Tyco Booster 0-4-0 and Little Six 0-6-0?

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    Not that this thread will be a "How to re-build a steam locomotive" thread; but, I will from time to time update my progress. As of late I have mounted the new gear, re-quartered the driver set that I needed to put NWSL's new gear on and mounted the new motor. My confidence in NWSL's products is so high that I will go ahead and put the LED head and back-up lights in and install my Digitrax Decoder in the loco, before ever having run the locomotive with the new motor. Using the pliable rubber material NWSL sent with the re-motor kit and then attaching the motor with the Permatex sealant NWSL recommended, was an easy job and went very well! Photos to follow.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    Am holding my breath for the photos? Starting to turn blue!
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    Sherrel
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    Every day I beat my previous record of consecutive days I've stayed alive!

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    Sirfoldalot, please don't hurt yourself, the photos will not be Earth Shattering! No law suits please. The photos will have to be next week at the earliest. It is Saturday today, so next week is in less than 24 hours.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    Here are some photos of the locomotive. The body is only in baked on primer and is ready for paint. The chassis still has some stiffness that needs to be worked out before I am going to be happy with it.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    I have found a problem with how the original builder attached the connecting rod to the piston rod's crosshead. There is a lobe on the bottom of the crosshead that he connected the connecting rod to. This lobe is where, if the loco had had valve gear installed, it would have been connected here. The connecting rod should have been connected to the center of the cross head. This location causes a little binding of this joint. I will have to fix this! I don't know how he could have chosen this location for the connecting rod to be hooked to as everything in the instructions shows it hooked up at the correct location.
    Last edited by NP2626; 04-25-2017 at 04:02 AM.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    I have separated the connecting rod from the crosshead. Now I need to figure out how to re-attach in the proper location.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    I am going to make the pin for attaching the conn. rod to the crosshead from a locomotive brass handrail stand-off and peen one end over as a rivet. I will let you know how this goes!
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    Motor and gear look very nice there. Good luck with trying to redo the valve gear. That's tedious!
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    Sherrel, It's not the valve gear, as there is none. It is the Main; or, Connecting Rod to the crosshead connection.
    Last edited by NP2626; 04-26-2017 at 03:10 PM.
    Mark D.

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    Northern Pacific, really terrific!

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    uN-BELIEVABLE!

    Is a screw from a pair of reading glasses too large to work with?

    Some even have a sholder, and what I call a "butt", or bottom stop.
    Last edited by Sirfoldalot; 04-26-2017 at 04:42 PM.
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    Every day I beat my previous record of consecutive days I've stayed alive!

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