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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:15:49 PM »
Here is a better comparison, both from a similar oblique view:

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:14:51 PM »
A new pattern for Number 9 number plate that reproduces the plate used by the WW&F.    Compare with the historical photograph from the WW&F roundhouse machine shop.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 07, 2014, 08:16:56 PM »
Finally the nearly finished core box for the main core.  Since it is so big and complex, I tried something new:   I made a positive of the core (shown to the left of the core box), and used that to make a plaster mold.  The plaster mold is the core box.  It took nearly 50 pounds of plaster, and I had to do some repair work after making the casting to fill voids.  Then I sealed it with a few coats of polyurethane.  Finally it will get a nice shiny coat of orange as well. 

Thanks go to Alan for helping me figure out how to do this, and also all his helpful jigs and fixtures for making 2 degree draft features, and many other tricks and shortcuts. 

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 07, 2014, 08:16:19 PM »
I am nearly finished with my first pattern for #11 - the lead truck center casting.   It is pretty complex -- there are three cores, one of which is very large.   

First a sketch in isometric view of the casting as it should look when finished.

Then two views of the main pattern with the two small core boxes.  Orange in this case indicates where cores go on the pattern (called core prints), and the core boxes, which are similarly color coded.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2014, 12:25:32 PM »
Much work has been done this week, especially with the injector piping.  Please go to the museums' facebook page for photos and to find out who put in A LOT of time on the project.  Hint: His name begins with J but it's not Jason  ???

Stewart,

Could you please post some of the photos here as some of us don't have a face book account and with out one they will not let look at the photos.

Andre

Andre,

Writing as a member of the facebook illiterati <grin>, I can understand why you think you need an account.  I first tried to find it on facebook and it did seem to insist that you sign up before letting you in.  Fortunately, that is not the case.  My best method to view the WW&F facebook page is to go to the official WW&F website, and click on the facebook icon (the lowercase white f in a blue circle), and it takes you right there.  Click on any picture to view the whole album. 

Harold

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