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by Doug_Edwards
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SP GS-1's
Replies: 4
Views: 489

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: 2414

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: 2414

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: 1090

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: 1090

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: 7
Views: 1155

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: 878

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: 1093

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: 993

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: 1559

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: 1093

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: 1560

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