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by Doug_Edwards
Fri May 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Distraction
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Steam Distraction

Nice looking project.

Is a canopy in the plans? That way you could operate it for more than a couple of days in the Oregon summer!

D.
by Doug_Edwards
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 12
Views: 2914

Re: Bolster clearance question

In looking at various instructions online the information I'm getting is to have one set of trucks with about a 1/16 clearance on the bolsters, which results in the frame being more stable for riding. Then the second truck should have about 1/4 inch under it's bolsters. This difference is needed fo...
by Doug_Edwards
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: 3LD510 Lombardini
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: 3LD510 Lombardini

Jorg50, Lombardini engines have a very good reputation. I think you will be impressed with the robust simplicity of the engine. That engine is post 1980, as before 80, it was model 510. That model is no longer available in the US due to not being able to meet emission standards, and seems to be some...
by Doug_Edwards
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul info
Replies: 40
Views: 5470

Re: Mogul info

The Southern Pacific had a couple of classes of Moguls that had piston valves and Walchearts gear on them. The class M10, built in 1912 by Baldwin, and the class M21, which while classed as a rebuild, was for all intents and purposes new locos, built in the late 20's in Houston. Both classes had 63"...
by Doug_Edwards
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

Hi Frank, The WP car in the first image was built between 1910 and 1918. I can say that because the WP was a late RR, and started operations in 1910, and the USRA designs were out by 1918, and this would have been a single sheath car with outside bracing then. If you look closer however, I think you...
by Doug_Edwards
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SP GS-1's
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: SP GS-1's

Gary, At one time I think I had some drawings for a GS1. I'll have to dig to see if I still have them. Are you looking at building one? Iirc, they were the heaviest SP steam to run in Texas. Do you ever see any SP steam drawings ever surface in your area? I know that SP built or did some major rebui...
by Doug_Edwards
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

Re: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

I've posted this before, but I feel a needle bearing is a poor choice for our application. The small diameter wheels spin faster @7mph than a cars wheel on the freeway, and the speed is way too fast for such tiny little needles. They are typically used on things that pivot, not rotate, or for insta...
by Doug_Edwards
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

Re: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

I've posted this before, but I feel a needle bearing is a poor choice for our application. The small diameter wheels spin faster @7mph than a cars wheel on the freeway, and the speed is way too fast for such tiny little needles. They are typically used on things that pivot, not rotate, or for insta...
by Doug_Edwards
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Miniature Locomotive Magazines
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: WTB Miniature Locomotive Magazines

Thanks Keith!

D.
by Doug_Edwards
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Miniature Locomotive Magazines
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: WTB Miniature Locomotive Magazines

It sounds to me like he is looking for copies of The Miniatiure Locomotive magazine that was published by Dick Bagley back in the early 1950’s. They are a treasure trove of great information. Keith Keith, What was the last issue of the Miniature Locomotive, or how many issues total? I have some, bu...
by Doug_Edwards
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

I believe the JW Bowker at CRSM has this arrangement also. Not necessarily optimal, but practical.

Regards,

D.
by Doug_Edwards
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Short u tube worth watching
Replies: 0
Views: 1611

Short u tube worth watching

All, I came across a u tube by accident that I have enjoyed watching. It is short, just over a minute, but is interesting footage of a SP 2-8-2 getting started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-WwXFTCiiE There are a couple of things happening here that I found rather interesting. First is that ther...