JNR C53

The huge second project under construction. Japanese unique three cylinder locomotive.

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(1/50 scale JNR C53 plastic model kit)

< Start of New Project > 10 May 2006

< Casting Pattern Making > 10 Aug. 2006

< Leaf Spring Set And All > 20 Nov. 2006

< Start Erection of Frames > 20 Feb. 2007

< Rear Side Frames > 20 Apr. 2007

< Status of the Castings > 20 May 2007

< Expansion Link Brackets > 20 Jun 2007

< Parts for the Main Frames > 20 Jul. 2007

< Complete Chassis > 20 Aug. 2007

< Leading & Trailing Wheels > 20 Sep. 2007

< Equalizing System 1 > 20 Oct. 2007

< Equalizing System 2 > 20 Nov. 2007

< Bogie Truck 1 > 22 Dec. 2007

< Bogie Truck 2 > 20 Jan. 2008

< Rear Pony Truck 1 > 20 Feb. 2008

< Rear Pony Truck 2 > 20 Mar. 2008

< Driver Truck Modification > 20 Apr. 2008

< Driving Wheel Cutting 1 > 20 May 2008

< Driving Wheel Cutting 2 > 20 Jun 2008

< Driving Wheel Assembly 1 > 20 Jul. 2008

< Driving Wheel Assembly 2 > 20 Aug. 2008

< Driving Wheel Assembly 3 > 20 Sep. 2008

< Driving Wheel Assembly 4 > 20 Oct. 2008

< Brake System 1 > 20 Nov. 2008

< Brake System 2 > 20 Dec. 2008

< Brake System 3 > 20 Jan. 2009

< Brake System 4 > 20 Feb. 2009

< Cylinder Block Design > 20 Mar. 2009

< Cylinder Block Casting > 20 Apr. 2009

< Cylinder Block Cutting 1 > 20 May 2009

< Cylinder Block Cutting 2 > 20 Jun 2009

< Cylinder Block Cutting 3 > 20 Jul. 2009

< Castings for Cylinder Assembly > 20 Aug. 2009

< Valve Liner 1 > 20 Sep. 2009

< Valve Liner 2 > 20 Oct. 2009

< Piston Valve > 22 Nov. 2009

< Steam Chest Cover 1 > 20 Dec. 2009

< Steam Chest Cover 2 > 20 Jan. 2010

< Main Cylinder 1 > 20 Feb. 2010

< Main Cylinder 2 > 20 Mar. 2010

< Piston Ring Modification > 20 Jul. 2010

< Pistons > 21 Aug. 2010

< Snifting Valves > 20 Dec. 2010

< Cylinder Safety Valves > 22 Aug. 2016

< Cylinder Drain Cocks 1 > 22 Sep. 2016

< Cylinder Drain Cocks 2 > 20 Oct. 2016

< Cylinder Head Covers 1 > 20 Nov. 2016

< Cylinder Head Covers 2 > 20 Dec. 2016

< Cylinder Block Covers > 20 Jan. 2017

< Side Rods 1 > 20 Feb. 2017

< Side Rods 2 > 21 Mar. 2017

< Bogie Truck Design Change 1 > 20 Apr. 2017

< Outer Main Rods > 21 May 2017

< Inner Main Rods > 20 Jun 2017

< Bogie Truck Design Change 2 > 20 Jul. 2017

< Outer Crossheads 1 > 20 Aug. 2017

< Outer Crossheads 2 > 20 Sep. 2017 New