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by Dor_Crank
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

Sorry, i've been away for a while. Thank you Steve for the drawings and photos of the Distribution Valve. The URL site below won't go anywhere. I guess they removed it. http://www.grandscales.com/crosscomp/CrossComp1of3.pdf I need to re-visit some real locos, preservation place to photograph n measu...
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

Looks like it failed to attach photos.

Oh, just please help get dimensioned drawings.
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

oh dear, got same photos twice. try again. :( Here's that air distribution valve photo attached. Well, "preview" button didn't show attached file. Try again: Attachement --> Add File --> go find my photo file --> Hit Open --> see green progress bar --> wait till grn goes away --> hit submit Did it w...
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

By being in fog head Sr moment, i posted the same question here today. But i'll attach same photos here for convenience of the 3 items. The air distribution valve on the E6s #460 at Strassburg, PA is at the bottom of the cab's top rear corner. It has a cylinder behind all those square ugly face. And...
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

Thank you Rich for pointing out the book. Bit pricy at over $50. I googled and there was no site where they show content of the book, esp. those 3 items. There must be drawings of those, esp for the pump and turbo gen since several 1.5"/1.6" scaled castings are available. I'll try asking the supplie...
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prototype Drawings for Westinghouse Compound Air Pump & Pyle's Turbo Generator
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: Prototype Drawings for Westinghouse Compound Air Pump & Pyle's Turbo Generator

Oops! I've already asked this question. Just look at photos and go back to the other one please.
Thx! Sr. Moment/staying up past 2AM i guess. Sorry.
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prototype Drawings for Westinghouse Compound Air Pump & Pyle's Turbo Generator
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Prototype Drawings for Westinghouse Compound Air Pump & Pyle's Turbo Generator

Hi, Does anyone have or point me to above drawings? Fully assembled dimensions would be needed so i can check my Accucraft 1/32 scale live steam PRR E6s model. I think the casting is a bit too narrow (depth) if not bit small for H x W. Same for Pyle Nat'l's Turbo Generator drawings with dimensions o...
by Dor_Crank
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

Can anyone point me to prototype drawings with dimensions for: 1. Westinghouse Compound Air Pump 2. Pyle Turbo Generator, MO-6 with or without cover 3. Westinghouse Air Distribution Valve The Air Distribution valve is that square piece that goes just under the cab at the rear end (photo of #460 atta...
by Dor_Crank
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: BUILDING A PENNSY LOCOMOTIVE?
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: BUILDING A PENNSY LOCOMOTIVE?

Hi Dave,

Wow! Thx for the photos of the entire K4s. Looks like you've got the boiler, belpaire, and the rest of the
K4s's profile correctly. I've see too many of PRR locos with amateurish boxy fireboxes etc.

Congrats!
by Dor_Crank
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Newbie to CNC
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: Newbie to CNC

Yes, Solidworks can't generate G-code. I agree with Gary. The software co. want you to buy both MasterCAD and Solidworks. MasterCAD doesn't do 3D well as Solidworks. MC is basically a 2D design software. For instance, when I tried to mill my steam cylinder's outer wall depression (where insulation i...
by Dor_Crank
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: BUILDING A PENNSY LOCOMOTIVE?
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: BUILDING A PENNSY LOCOMOTIVE?

Hmmm, nice photos. It looks like the famous K4s 1361 model. Can we see the entire broadsided picture
of your model? Does the turbo generator actually work?
by Dor_Crank
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: top ten lathe attachments - because machines are expensive
Replies: 30
Views: 3119

Re: top ten lathe attachments - because machines are expensi

I say my Mitutoyo long probe Dial Indicator as an attachment I use most effectively besides my trusty Adjust-Tru* 6 Jaw Buck chuck. The major flaw that many of old lathes, such as Le Blond I have is that it has no caliper on the Z direction. No, not the vertical direction Z as for milling machines b...