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by Pontiacguy1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Identifying this locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Identifying this locomotive

Might be an old Railroad Supply locomotive. Back in the 1980's they used an 8HP Kohler engine, an Eaton #11 hydrostatic transmission, and tol-o-matic 2:1 reduction gear boxes on the trucks. RRSC used the two gearboxes on each 3-axle truck with a chain drive to the center one just like you describe. ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L.E. American & Feedwater?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: L.E. American & Feedwater?

My chloe locomotive is heavier and has bored out cylinders. It too had a 1/4" ram, but had a 2 1/4" stroke on the crosshead pump. When the cylinders were still 1 1/4" x 2 1/4", it kept up fine. When I bored them out, it wouldn't quite put in enough water, although the boiler still made more than eno...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Temporary tender tank

I bought a 2 gallon metal gasoline can and soft soldered lines into the sides near the bottom of it for water to the pumps the first few times I ran my Chloe locomotive back in 1989. It kind-of freaked people out to see a steamer running around with a gasoline can on the rear where the tank should b...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Very Nice! Tell me something please... is that 2-4-0 tail-end heavy, did it naturally balance well, or did you need to add weight to the front end? I'm working on a narrow gauge 2-4-0 for someone, and the way it's configured, I believe that I will need to add weight to the front to make it more bala...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted electronic drawings of smaller Live Steam Locomotive
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Wanted electronic drawings of smaller Live Steam Locomotive

I was able to find a couple of pictures of the 'Scotty' mogul, just to let you see what it was like for those not familiar with it. The first one is the one built by Paul Brien himself, and lettered for NC&StL #72. The second one was built by Greg Glos using the same castings and Paul's drawings. As...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted electronic drawings of smaller Live Steam Locomotive
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Wanted electronic drawings of smaller Live Steam Locomotive

I'll tell you a small 7 1/2" gauge locomotive that was popular at one time around here was the 'Scotty' Mogul. Designed originally by Pershing G. Scott of Live Steam fame, it was a small branch-line type 2-6-0. Going by memory here, the drivers were about 6" diameter, the pilot wheels about 3" diame...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 1314

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

from what I've seen from those who build electrics, the ballpark guidelines seem to be: Approximately 300-350 watts per axle for smaller or lighter weight locomotives, and 500 watts per axle for heavy locomotives that are going to be doing heavy pulling. Then gear accordingly so that your top speed ...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Drill Press Whirlygig
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: The Drill Press Whirlygig

Best way to always remember to take the chuck key out of the lathe is to forget to do it once!
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 3209

Re: Choice of prototype

I've done a little bit of research in the N&W Archives. There are a lot of parts that will have two drawings, and earlier one and a later revision. The earlier drawings are of the original parts as the locomotive was built. Later revisions seem, to me, to be for repair/replacement parts when the loc...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Shortest steam up in history

I would guess that you will need more than 5 HP to run that locomotive at anything above 35-40 PSI. The locomotive you are referring to was owned by a Dentist outside of Nashville. It was a 4-8-4, but not as big as the L.E. old northern, if I recall correctly. He ran it off of an air compressor at t...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 1951

Re: Turnout detents?

I guess my opinion is that it should be easy to move and get to, and then worry about the size of it. Put it so that you can reach it easily and it will make operating your railroad a whole lot more enjoyable. I've seen some scale switch throws where you had to bend over, lift the handle, turn the s...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6381

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

I really like that diamond stack. How'd you fab that?