Home What's New Building the Daylight Daylight Tender Observation Car Engine Stand Gondolas Gauge Bell Ringer Air Compressor Gas Switcher

#51 Skirting

Back Next

Up-Skirt Shot!

Here is the first piece of the skirting.  It is made of 1/8" aluminum.  Some 1/4 turn Dzus fasteners will be used to hold the skirting in place and allow quick access to things.

 

Here's all the skirting completed.  Or so I thought...  Once it was all put together it just didn't look right.  It was too smooth.

 

Solution...  RIVETS!   More $%# rivets!!  These rivets were actually easier to install than on the tender.  It is thicker material (1/8") and working with smaller flat sheets made the job easier.  The work was in drilling all the holes.  Here's one skirt drilled out and ready for rivets.

 

A few minutes later, and this piece was done.  3/32" copper rivets were used (same as on the tender).

 

Steel templates were made for the rivet patterns.  They were then clamped in place and the holes drilled out.

 

Now that looks better...

 

Much Better!

 

When the skirting was being made, a way to hold it on the sides without taking a lot of time to take it off/on was needed.  Race cars use 1/4 turn fasteners and decided to use them on the skirting.  SouthCo-Dzus 1/4 turn studs were used.  Below are the studs (one head painted Daylight Orange), retainers and the receptacles.  The tools were made or could have been bought from the supplier.

 

Here, the receptacles are being installed in the bracket a few thousands below the surface to make room for the retainers.

 

This is a close-up of what the finished product looks like.

 

Back Next

#01 So It Began #2 Frame #3 Drivers #4 Quartering #5 Trucks #6 Frame & Wheels #7 Side Rods #8 Cylinder Boring #9 Cyl/Valve Liners #10 Cyl/Valve Cover #11 Pistons & Valves #12 Cyl Assembled #13 Boiler #14 Suspension #15 Crosshead #16 Brakes #17 Link Support #18 Bell #19 Crosshead (again) #20 Connecting Rod #21 Stationary Runner #22 Smokebox #23 Valve Gear #24 Running on Air #25 Piston Rings #26 Axle Pump #27 Plating #28 Lubrication #29 Blast Nozzle #30 Stack #31 Steam Turret #32 Burner Manifold #33 Mounting Brackets #34 Boiler Insulation #35 Jacketing #36 Cab #37 Throttle #38 Reverse Lever #39 Track Test #40 Smokebox Access #41 Electric Blower #42 Turbulators #43 Burner Test #44 Piping #45 Cab (part 2) #46 Inaugural Run #47 Post Steamup #48 Smokebox Lights #49 Running Boards #50 Pilot #51 Skirting #52 Paint #53 Lettering #54 Whistle #55 Skyline Casing #56 Fuel System Mods #57 Odds and Ends #58 Turbos

Home | What's New | Building the Daylight | Daylight Tender | Observation Car | Engine Stand | Gondolas | Gauge | Bell Ringer | Air Compressor | Gas Switcher

 

 

Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to [heydan "at" danslocoworks "dot" com].
Copyright 2016, 2017 [Dan's Loco Works]. All rights reserved.
Last modified: 09/02/2017.