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Narrow Gauge 1/4" On30 Live Steam 2-8-0



0n30 live steam 2-8-0 consolidation outside frame
First drawing of the general arrangement.....

0n30 live steam 2-8-0 consolidation outside frame
almost ready machined cylinder blocks: bore 7mm, stroke 10mm, valve bore 2mm. on the bottom a valve is almost ready machined

0n30 live steam cylinder
ready machined cylinder blocks

2-8-0 consolidation outside frame 0n30 live steam
a test engine, single cylinder


a test engine runs on compressed air

2-8-0 consolidation outside frame On30 live steam
raw side frames milled out of 2mm brass, for a precise alignment the two frames have been soft soldered together prior milling and drilling.

2-8-0 consolidation outside frame On30 live steam frame
frames - wheel set come of a bachmann 2-8-0 consolidation outside frame 0n30 model

2-8-0 consolidation outside frame On30 live steam
detail: M1 screws holding the first frame spacer

0n30 echtdampf spur 0
all frame spacers added, cylinder mounted for test

echtdampf spur 0n30 live steam
detail front....

echtdampf spur 0n30 live steam
milling out the connection rod (0.5mm brass)

echtdampf spur 0n30 live steam
rod taken out of the milling jig, after some cleaning

echtdampf spur 0n30 live steam
...mounted on the machine

0n30 live steam return crank
return cranks made of 2mm brass stock

0n30 live steam return crank
return cranks mounted on the main crankpins


test of one cylinder

0n30 live steam return crank
how does she look like with the boiler tube?...

0n30 live steam return crank
return valve parts (rotary)
left: reversing drum (1mm steam ports) right: valve body, 8x8x8mm brass

0n30 live steam return crank
return valve fitted between the cylinders


test of return valve

0n30 live steam wooden cab
test cut of the wooden cab - have to adjust the parameters a bit....

0n30 live boiler set up
before soldering the boiler a mount on the frame has be to checked out...

0n30 live steam boiler and wooden cab
the wooden cab fits onto the machine

0n30 live steam boiler
soldered boiler attached to the machine

0n30 live steam
look into the cap

0n30 live steam
sitting on workbench - tender construction start


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