P-K Boilermakers and Co.

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jon-monon, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    O scale, it's a little wider than it looks, because it's a scan and some of the width is out of focus. Followed the Jan/Feb 2003 NGSL plans for the dimenssions.

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    Hey good buddy, that just about right for 0n30, LOL

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    Nice work jon.
    Are you working with the newish liquid type soldar??

    Have you tried it?
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi Chris, don'y kanow about no liquid solder, jest used plain old 40/60 I use fer me electronal projects. What's the liquid do? Never heard of it in Kobblers Knob.

    Learnt two things about boilers doin' that. 1. it's the last one I'll ever do, unless something big changes and 2. respect t., and anyone else who does a scratch brass steamer. Actually, you make the cones and I'll solder 'em all day long. That cone was a Royal PITB! It's started life as flat sheet. Up til whenever I posted that durned thing last night. Sheesh.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Jon,
    I'll second that emotion! The loco t. built? that cone was a cylinder, on the bottom, cone on top. That's even more fun to shape, and solder!
    The conical part of the stack I did, and sent to Shamus, was a fight, all the way! the biggest hassel was keeping the ends parallel!
    BTW, are you going to complete the donkey engine in O scale? That should be an excellent piece of work!
    Pete
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi Pete, not sure how far I'll take it. I didn't plan to make a complete donkey engine, jus tthe boiler, then I'll send it on it's way to the new owner. P-K boiler is mainly a boiler maker, a third party like Bader Creek Logging Machines, or Surry Parker would normally buy our boiler and finish it off :D :D :D
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    We make the water tanks too :D :D :D

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    Hiya Mate, looking okay so far, but the water tank needs to be bigger Hehe for On30 :D

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    OK, I think it will look better if we remove 1/4 of the boiler too, about 1/2" off the bottom or maybe 3/8". I figured I would let you see it. You can cut it with a tubing cutter or just drill a hole for it to sit in. It is the proper height to the drawing spec, but it's about 1/2 or 1 scale foot to small dia, so it looks tall to me. Also the spark screen can not be soldered and is just glued loosely for the photo. The water tank should be the same dia as the boiler? However you like it mate. P-K moto: The customer is rarely right, but he's got the money!

    :D :D :D