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by Mark Landgraf
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Franklin C-1 booster
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Franklin C-1 booster

Hi, Franklin had boosters for use on the trailing truck of locomotives and for use on tender trucks. I saw that the C-2 could be used either way. How are you going to use yours? The long and short of it is I have 125 scanned Franklin factory prototype drawings and a couple scanned instruction manual...
by Mark Landgraf
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

What scale is this? 1 inch?

Mark Landgraf
by Mark Landgraf
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

Tim

try shophardinge.com
They have stock round millimeter collects by 10th of a millimeter. They typically are hitting your numbers by a couple thous. Drawback is $60 each. They will do custom sizes too, but they get really pricey.

Mark Landgraf
by Mark Landgraf
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???

In Europe, the prototype signal systems use a coil that is attached to the side of the head of the rail. It is set up to count wheels as they pass. If 100 wheelsets enter the block, and a 100 wheelsets exit the block, the block is clear, otherwise the block is occupied. Traffic signal loop detectors...
by Mark Landgraf
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Karoly, This style of radiator is generically called an artillery style. They were made by the Modine Company. The first to adopt this individual sectional radiators was Milwaukee Locomotive Co in about 1922. By 1925, Whitcomb was using them and Plymouth by about 1928. The individual cores are about...
by Mark Landgraf
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2451

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

Hoppercar, A Bucyrus Erie 250 crane certainly isn't the easiest design or the easiest construction. A deceased gentleman in Akron OH did build an 1½ scale working model. That model was sold to Howard Gorin in the Walham Mass area about 5 years ago. The gentleman from Akron had acquired the factory d...
by Mark Landgraf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Buckeye Model Car Foundry - Gondola Drawings
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

Buckeye Model Car Foundry - Gondola Drawings

Hi,

I have page 2 of 2 drawing for a Buckeye Gondola kit that was published back in Feb 1968. It claims to be for their 100, 200 & 300 series cars.

Does anybody have Page 1 of 2? If yes, I like to arrange to acquire a copy or scan of same.

Thanks
Mark Landgraf
Albany NY
by Mark Landgraf
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Steel Grab Irons
Replies: 14
Views: 2775

Re: Steel Grab Irons

If you are happy with 3/16 size rod, you may want to consider the .175 steel rod stock that is the wire that are the bases for many of the political signs. This wire is soft and bends well. And knowing that most of us would rather recycle rather than lay out real cash for materials, it's a cheap sou...
by Mark Landgraf
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Steel Grab Irons
Replies: 14
Views: 2775

Re: Steel Grab Irons

Tim, October 1987 Live Steam had an article about how to make the six bend handrails that you are asking about. I make my own using some commercial press brake tooling. It's a 10 step process. I use 3/32 copper clad steel welding rods. This is available from most local welding supply houses. The las...
by Mark Landgraf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alco drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Alco drawings

Hi, Like Dan said, probably your best bet is the C&O Historical Society - COHS.ORG - Clifton Forge, VA - 540-862-2210 They are well organized and have a paid staff. The drawings are also priced like they have a paid staff. They specialize in C&O, and have known to sell off non C&O drawings on eBay. ...
by Mark Landgraf
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DRIVER PRINT ?????
Replies: 36
Views: 4813

Re: DRIVER PRINT ?????

Dave

The drawings say there were 4 of these wheels per locomotive. The R-1 has 8 driver wheels. It would appear to have been from a smaller loco with a quill drive.Maybe an O1?

Mark
by Mark Landgraf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rock Island 90000 Series Flatcar Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: Rock Island 90000 Series Flatcar Info?

Don, This car was manufactured in the ACF plant in Detriot in 1922. It was ACF lot number 9538. The lot was for a quantity of 250 - 50 ton flat cars. The decks were 53ft6inches long. The coupled length was 57ft0inches. The cars were shown to have been rebuilt by the RR in 1937,1938, 1940 & 1941 The ...