Home What's New Building the Daylight Daylight Tender Observation Car Engine Stand Gondolas Gauge Bell Ringer Air Pump Gas Switcher Taffy Puller

#33 Mounting Brackets

Back Next

Mounties to the Rescue...

Turbo Mounts

I was going to start on the jacketing but realized I had a ton more work to do before I started on that.  I had to figure out where I needed to connect all the appliances (air compressors, turbos, etc) and the running boards to the boiler.  Since this boiler is conical, it was more difficult to line things up.  I also wanted to make sure that once I weld all these brackets on, I could still easily put on and take off the boiler jacketing.  I studied the prototype drawings very carefully and then made some templates out of cardboard.  I then positioned the 3 turbo brackets on the boiler and welded them up.

 

 

Air Compressors Mounts

In order to properly position the Westinghouse air compressors, I had to get them assembled.  In order to do that, I needed to do some basic machining on them, made tons of "T" bolts and then assembled them to see how they would fit.  I had to make sure they would fit under the running boards properly.  Only made the "T" bolts for one compressor for now.  Still need to do a lot more machining on these things and make more "T" bolts before I can make them ready for display.  For now, I plan on just having these air pumps as "dummy" units, but I have the drawings/plans to make them fully operational after I get the engine done.  The Westinghouse pumps are another project that will take some time to finish them.

 

Running Boards

Now this was a pain in the a@#.  The conical boiler made it real tough to get a straight line.  I made more cardboard templates and welded threaded tabs on the boiler.  I did this so the jacketing could be put on easier.  Once the jacketing is on, I then screw the brackets 0n for the running boards and air compressors.  Since I knew where the running boards were going to be, I then found a convenient place for the mechanical lubricators. 

Back Next

#01 So It Began #2 Frame #3 Drivers #4 Quartering #5 Trucks #6 Frame & Wheels #7 Side Rods #8 Cylinder Boring #9 Cyl/Valve Liners #10 Cyl/Valve Cover #11 Pistons & Valves #12 Cyl Assembled #13 Boiler #14 Suspension #15 Crosshead #16 Brakes #17 Link Support #18 Bell #19 Crosshead (again) #20 Connecting Rod #21 Stationary Runner #22 Smokebox #23 Valve Gear #24 Running on Air #25 Piston Rings #26 Axle Pump #27 Plating #28 Lubrication #29 Blast Nozzle #30 Stack #31 Steam Turret #32 Burner Manifold #33 Mounting Brackets #34 Boiler Insulation #35 Jacketing #36 Cab #37 Throttle #38 Reverse Lever #39 Track Test #40 Smokebox Access #41 Electric Blower #42 Turbulators #43 Burner Test #44 Piping #45 Cab (part 2) #46 Inaugural Run #47 Post Steamup #48 Smokebox Lights #49 Running Boards #50 Pilot #51 Skirting #52 Paint #53 Lettering #54 Whistle #55 Skyline Casing #56 Fuel System Mods #57 Odds and Ends #58 Turbos

Home What's New Building the Daylight Daylight Tender Observation Car Engine Stand Gondolas Gauge Bell Ringer Air Pump Gas Switcher Taffy Puller

 

 

Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to [heydan "at" danslocoworks "dot" com].
Copyright 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022  [Dan's Loco Works]. All rights reserved.
Last modified: 03/02/2018.