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Old 10-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #21
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Bruce,

I hadn't thought about that. Good tip. Any idea as to cost for such a small batch of parts (say, like 8 little Lionel journal boxes)?

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Old 10-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #22
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I know a guy at a plating company here in Orlando who would probably do them for nothing. The big cost is in all the polishing, and if you have done that, all the plater has to do is put them in the tank for a few minutes. He will need some way to hold them, and so you might want to solder a wire to the inside of one of the tabs. Ask the plater about this.
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Do they do copper also?
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:37 PM   #24
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Wow ... that's encouraging. I'll poke around my local area to see if there are any platers. If it's simply a matter of them "popping them into the magic bath", then maybe it's easy/cheap for them to team my goodies up with whatever big runs they're doing.

Good thinking, Bruce. I'll definitely do some digging on my end.

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You can do copper yourself. You need a chunk of pure copper, some copper sulfate to make a solution, and a DC power supply. A friend of mine used to do copper plating when I was a kid. The plater definitely can do copper.
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Anton here on the forum talked about plating a few months back. At the time, I did a little Wiki & Google reading up ... the basic principals seemed not that complicated, as long as one has the proper liquid solution.

I wonder if copper flashing (for house roofing) is in near-pure form? I would suspect so. Newer pennies are not ... I know that ... mostly zinc, I think.

You got me thinking on this one, Bruce ...

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The last time I needed some pure copper, I got a piece from a plating shop. They buy large ingots, and when the ingot is almost gone, they send it back to the recycling company.

The copper flashing is almost pure copper, and so is copper wire. For all you need, some copper wire should be fine.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #28
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Continued

I cleaned again and finally primed the shell pieces. I gave the elves the day off and didn't need sunglasses for the final cleaning.

I want to look at weights so I will need neasurements or I will give you pictures to mark up to give me the idea of the size and where they go.

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:49 PM   #29
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T-Man,

Glad to see the 259 project showing some headway. I'm heading out of town for a couple of days over T'giving. I'll be around a computer, but not near my 259. That said, I'd be happy to measure and sketch out the weights for you upon my return, if that would help.

My later-generation 259 has two weights (one forward, one rear). Though I think your early-generation 259 had only one weight forward.

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I am planning on a color scheme of a blue boiler and black frame and steamchest. I also started rewiring the motor too.


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