Saturday, November 21, 2015


I was able to drill a bunch of 16th inch holes yesterday and only broke one drill bit.  Today I started two 16th inch holes and broke two.  I think I was not pulling out the bit to clear the chips often enough.  Rather than use up all my small bits I increased the hole size to 8th inch.  First drilling the bars on the doors, then transferring to the doors, and then lastly to the car proper one hole at a time.  A lot of removing to the drill press and returning to the car to confirm the fit.

Now I will print these photos out and mark them where I want some welds.  Then bring the coal car out to the garage to wait.  Then it is back to the second loco.  I will have some parts cut and welded for both at the same time.

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