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by Pontiacguy1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

You are right... I had forgotten that Carl Purinton was the original designer. Someone had told me that before, but now I can't remember who or when. I had also thought that these cylinders would be something that could be re-drawn and CNC machined pretty easily. They are D-valve cylinders that aren...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137432

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Gorgeous work! I remember that Barry Hague used to use beach sand in his sanders. He told me he would get a few scoops of beach sand, then lay it out so that it could dry out completely, then sift it to make sure that there was nothing big in there to clog things up. Said that worked better for him ...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1567

Re: Future considerations from EE

the more modern version of that Nathan double check valve, used by N&W was slightly different.
That one will be close enough for what I'm building. I'm just glad someone is willing to offer it!
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

And just to tease you: Paul Brien's 2-6-0 'Scotty' Mogul.
Brien 2-6-0.jpg
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1567

Re: Future considerations from EE

I would like the Nathan top mount dual check valves. The N&W used these on a lot of their equipment.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Work
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Track Work

Beautiful track work! I really hate doing track work... but you need to have somewhere to run your train. Without a functioning track, what's the point in building and maintaining these things? So I go help at my club whenever I can so that we can go play every once in a while. Love those ties, too....
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Pershing G. Scott, of Live Steam Magazine fame, was the original designer. This was back in the 60's, 70's, somewhere back beyond my time, not sure. That's why it was always called the 'Scotty' mogul. Send me your e-mail address in a private message, and I will send you the drawing files sometime. W...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Yes, he did. It was based on the old Miller Backyard Rails designed 4-4-0. It had only one eccentric per side, and you swapped the piston valves from inside steam to outside steam to reverse it. It ran at 100% cutoff. That was a massive ten wheeler, too. Paul called it the LRR ten-wheeler (Lancaster...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Let me clarify: I didn't mean to sound like the 'Scotty' Mogul wasn't a good engine or that the original drawings aren't any good, or anything like that. Paul took a good and proven design, re-drew it with a lot of detail, and beefed up and improved a few things about it that he thought could be a l...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

If you want to build this locomotive, then go ahead and start. I don't think you need these castings at all, other than the wheels. The whole set of castings is nothing more than 2 cylinders, 6 drive wheels, and 2 lead truck wheels. Everything else is fabricated. about 25-30 years ago, someone was s...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Here's the deal. Paul Brien of Nashville, TN drew up the 'Scotty' Mogul in CAD and did a lot of redesign to it. The redesign wasn't to change any of the cosmetics, it was to beef up a few areas, especially the rods and crosshead support members, etc... The original rods were thinner, and Paul redesi...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 856

Re: Electric drive motor specs

Guess I was thinking about your locomotive being able to pull 2 or 3 loaded gondola cars. maybe 4 to 6 people each. That or maybe a couple of ballast cars, or a flat or two with supplies on it. Somewhere around 3000 to 4000 pounds trailing weight. That's what I was thinking about, not a 20' long car...