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by Doug_Edwards
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 7
Views: 475

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: 367

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...
by Doug_Edwards
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loco identification?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Loco identification?

Thanks John! I passed the info on to the new owner.

Do you remember which issue of the Modelmaker the ad was in?

Regards,

Doug
by Doug_Edwards
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Golden Gate Live Steamers - 2018 Fall Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Golden Gate Live Steamers - 2018 Fall Meet

Thanks for posting the utube link. Looks like there was some steam to watch!

D.
by Doug_Edwards
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

All,

I'm looking for prints for the 1" scale SP 4-4-2 that were sold by "Doc Fixit" in the late 40's. I don't think I have run across more than half a dozen of these locos that were built, but thought I would ask the depth of knowledge that is on this board.

Thanks,

Doug
by Doug_Edwards
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loco identification?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Loco identification?

Hi all,

A friend of mine sent me an image of a 1/2" scale Hudson he picked up, of which I have attached an image. I think the loco is built from the LE Miller design. Can any one confirm that? I have never run across an engine of the Miller design before.

Thanks,

Doug
by Doug_Edwards
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Dave,

The pattern is actually injected wax that is of a purple colour.

I could have added dimples to start the drill in, but considering that I only need 4 of these with a total of 12 holes, I didn't bother. I have added dimples on parts before where location was not critical.

Regards,

Doug
by Doug_Edwards
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Glenn,

I have not heard back from the foundry yet on these castings. I have not forgotten you! They are investment castings, btw, and not sand cast.

D.
by Doug_Edwards
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 3269

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

Glen, If you are looking for a small diesel, I would recommend either a small Japanese engine, or one from Western Europe. Both regions have produce decent small engines. The air cooled engines are louder than the water cooled ones, but of course don't need room for the radiator, either. If you are ...
by Doug_Edwards
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Glenn,

How many are you looking for? I have not ordered any yet, and don't have a price from the foundry. I am having these investment cast in steel, btw.

John,

Thanks for the kudos!

Regards,

Doug
by Doug_Edwards
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Hi all, We had some hot weather last week that was too hot to do anything outside, so I spent my spare time inside working on another pattern. This is the poling pocket for a 2.5" scale Class A Climax. I'm building my trucks to 7.5" gauge, but Climax built Class A locos from track gauges of 24" to 9...
by Doug_Edwards
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So that is why this does not fit......
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

Re: So that is why this does not fit......

Paralleler, As Tristan mentioned, the induction is on the side, and the exhaust out the bottom of the cylinder. On the prototype, there is a 180 degree cored passage, the outside of which is visible when looking at the side of the loco when the cylinder jacket is off. The induction has a cored passa...