2.5" SCALE C-21 PROGRESS
JAN 2013 - FEB 2013 - MARCH 2013 - APRIL 2013 - MAY 2013 - JUNE 2013 - JULY 2013 - AUG 2013 - SEPT 2013 - OCT 2013 - NOV 2013 - DEC 2013
JIG FOR THE KEYWAYS IN THE CRANKS DONE, ONTO THE BROACH TO KEY THE ODD SIZE HOLES, THEN I AM READY TO START ON THE BORING OF THEM TO KEY THEM AND THEN BACK TO THE CRANK PIN HOLE AND WALA THEY WILL BE DONE.
STARTED CUTTING CRANKS GOT TWO MORE THEN BORE AND KEY. I ALSO GOT A LITTLE JEWELRY IN TOO. I GOT THE FIRST DRAWING OF THE SIDE RODS TODAY AND THERE LOOKING DEAD ON SHOULD BE SEEING THEM BEING TEST CUT IN A WEEK AND THEN FINALS AFTER THAT I HAVE THE MAIN ROD CADDED AND DONE READY TO BE CUT TOO. ALL PARTS SHOULD BE CUT AND DONE BY THE END OF JULY AND IF IT COOLS OFF A BIT MAYBE GET IN THERE TO FINISH THEM UP. ALSO STARTED ON TENDER WHEELS AND TRUCKS.
As u can see its been a while since i posted progress but its like 115 degrees in the shop and i have been non motivated but were slowing doing stuff in the shop now again i have the crossheads about done all i have left is the slot them for the main rod and there done. I got the steel cranks i am going to start the fixtures to make them this weekend and i am still doing the wheels for the tender trucks hopefully i can get that done this weekend also. its super hot so can only work so long.
THE TEST CRANKS AND THEY LOOK PERFECT THEY WILL START CUTTING TOMORROW!!!!
cross heads are coming along they slide now freely with the piston attached, I also have started on the tender trucks. The cranks are coming along i should see a prototype today to make sure there are exactly what we want before they cut steel ones.