Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T


Might I suggest that if you indeed want to do this that you carefully layout the pattern and drill just the outside holes.  Then fit brass tubes filed to fit each hole and after putting them in place, put a drill inside each tube hole and continue drilling through the other side.  This will assure that the holes are perfectly lined up.  To hold the brass tubes I would try to solder them but if unable use Gorilla Super Glue.  A little clean up and you should have the holes you are looking for.

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From: Paul Sturtz
Sent: Jun 12, 2018 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Uintah 2-6-6-2T

The small enclosed cabs were hot in summer weather and the pipes helped with air flow.  Here is an excellent photo of the rear of #51.  I used this photo to make a scale drawing and a pattern for marking the locations.  However, drilling brass is not easy, don't want to ruin what I have now.  I forgot to post a photo of the cab interior before.

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