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This valve's connected to the.. Knee bone...

Made the steam turret out of square brass then bent it the same shape as the boiler.  Then I silver soldered a couple round pieces to the ends for additional valves.  With the 3 turbos, 2 air compressors, 2 injectors, blowers, cyl cocks, etc. I needed lots of space without being too cluttered.  Once I drilled and tapped all the holes, I powder coated it so I wouldn't have to worry about the paint getting chipped.  I temporarily put the valves on to check clearance and appearance. 

 

Once the turret was mounted on the boiler, it became evident that the placement of all the valves would not fit without interfering with other things in the cab so they eventually were moved around.

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