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Section 19 - Misc
Misc. Stuff that doesn't have a particular home. Like the Lubricator. And hand rails. And a Bell, and whistle, and lettering, and couplers, and....and...and all that other stuff.

 18-Oct-2012 Drilling and reaming the pivot points. We could not find a good way to support the bracket arms without influencing them, so we start with a small drill and slowly work our way up to the finished size to avoid having the drill dig in and grab, which would break the bracket.  13-Oct-2012 While Bill was working on the mounting bracket, I tried my hand at the buffing wheel. I think this is as good as I can do.  8-Oct-2012 With the back and the bottom surfaces machined, we create an inside angle mount to hold the bracket square for drilling the pivot points.  8-Oct-2012 Exterior of the bell which was only sanded. We did machine the top (by fingers) a bit.  8-Oct-2012 We chucked the bell up in the lathe, sanded the interior, drilled a recess for the clapper mount.  8-Oct-2012 Figuring out how to hold these castings is almost harder than the machine work. We start by setting up an angle plate square to the head and machine the bottom of the bracket for a reference surface.  8-Oct-2012 While the locomotive is still upstairs for its next run, we are a bit a loose ends on what to work on. We grab the bell kit and see what we can do.  29-Nov-2011 Modifying two American Model oil  check valves for 1/8  29-Nov-2011 The painted bracket installed on the frame with new connecting rod at full backstroke.  29-Nov-2011 Holding the new connecting rod to mill small radius' in the end for silver soldering.  21-Nov-2011 Trial fitting of pump, connecting rod, trunnion stud.  It all looks good until we roll the engine around and discover the rod is too short, causing the pump ratchet pawl to hit the other pawl on the back stroke.  21-Nov-11 Bracket with silver soldered stud to mount of the trunnion block.  15-Nov-2011 Bracket for the American Models lubricator to mount on. Bill machinsed up the plates, I welded them together.  15-Nov-2011 A bracket made from 1/8