What is delayed is not lost. It is finally time for me to cut this steam engine. The project was created some time ago and was waiting for its turn
The steam locomotive together with the tender was developed on the basis of the original construction plans and I hope it will stay as faithfully as possible by me
mapped in a cardboard model enriched with laser cut elements and some 3D printed elements.
I do not know what but it will turn out in the wash.
It will be a long relationship for the patient
I start the construction from the tender as I have lasers for it. It is a tender with the German designation K4T32 on P.K.P. it was called 32D43
Technical data of the steam locomotive
Standardized DRG 52 series with a European standard gauge 1435 mm gauge
The manufacturer is different
LOFAG, Vienna, Henschel, Kassel (Henschel Flugzeugwerke AG), Schwartzkopff, Berlin, Krauss-Maffei, Borsig, Borsig-Rheinmetall AG, Düsseldorf in Siemianowice, Borsig Lokomotivwerke Hennigsdorf, Borsig Werke Breslau-Hundsfeld Werke, Elblichu-Maschinen Wrocław, Schwartzkopff, Bahnbedarfs AG (MBA) Orenstein & Koppel, Babelsberg Poznań H. Cegielski Poznań, Oberschlesische Lokfabrik Krenau, Chrzanów Fablok: Maschinenfabrik Esslingen Jung, Jungenthal, Kirchen, Škoda Works, Pilzno, Grafenstaden Strasbourg
Years of construction 1942 - 1945 in the number of 7794 pieces
1'E axle layout
Empty weight of the engine with the tender: 98.05 t without the tender: 77.25 t
Service weight 143.6 t
Length 13,600 mm
Length with tender 22,975 mm
Height 4,440 mm
Driving wheels diameter 1,400 mm
Wheel diameter 850 mm
A few renderings to start with
At the beginning, the frames are reinforced with inserts, something like underlining in ships. As for beer cardboard, I recommend a better gray one. I had to replace it with a gray one because the inserts were bending due to stress. Reinforced with CA glue and primed and polished.
I also started to cut out small nuggets like cabinets and stiffening the coal box. The time will come for the veneer, let the skeleton rest, which would eliminate the collapse of the inserts.
and the frame of the waterbox of tender
I did not do much. I added the rounded parts of the tender tub, the coal chest
No door for now because I plan to open it to some way. Now I am starting to cut the frame with the clutch box and the endcarriage with the drawbar system of the hook at the rear of the tender. The whole is sprinkled with primer as the paint dries i will finnish with fine grain sandpaper and we fly on
Not much today. Part of the tender frame, namely metal sheets with a yoke under the bogies with friction inserts.
Today I made parts of the tender support, namely the front coupling box with the coupling pin bearing and the guides for the buffers. Bumper spring between the locomotive and the tender. Rear coupling box with bumper seats, hook guide and draw gear. I also embedded the water inlets with sieves and glued the supports for the carbon box. I also made an imitation of welds on the dividing line of the water box.
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