NER 1001 class

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Ragstone Andy, 6 March 2019.

  1. Ragstone Andy

    Ragstone Andy Active Member

    I've a commission to build a NER 1001 class 'Long boiler' 0-6-0 ( aka NRM's 1275). Its from a kit no longer in production, but as its the oldest loco I've ever built (it was a Stockton & Darlington design) I thought it may be of interest to document it
    We'll start with some of the lees technically advanced bits, boiler and something for the tender from N/S sheet, complete with tinsnip cuts on the boiler for the fire box
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    The tender sides are a challenge, with lots of rivets and curves/flares
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    The rear curve/flare was never going to work as designed, so I made a cut to get the rear corner formed (right hand part)
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    It looks a bit gory in the photo, but (with some other issues sorted) the tender tank is starting to look like it might do
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    Oh well, something to ponder, I'm sure the buffer beam should reach the frames
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    To be continued
     
    Last edited: 7 March 2019
  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Just up my street Andy, chair pulled up and refreshments at the ready:thumbs:
     
  3. Ragstone Andy

    Ragstone Andy Active Member

    Second installment

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    Tender looking quite good, considering all the riveting and forming required, being 0.018" NS it needed quite a bit of persuasion

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    Modified buffer beam in place, see previous post. I'll sort the corner flares out after adding the beading, being quite heavy it'll help support the infill

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    A look at some of the etch, one of the less helpful features is the tabs carry on in to the actual part, fortunately (mostly) on the non visible side

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    The frames are two layers, seen (below) and as laminated (above), compensation is unusual design, featuring Slaters horn block bearings with a yoke and separate guide. I'll leave fitting those until after the rods are done and frames assembled
     
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  4. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    Andy
    Can I persuade you to post your photos full size please. It's a PITA to keep having to jump around between narrative and photo windows.
    Cheers
    Dave