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by michaellynn2
Fri May 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

The subject were are trying to resolve is the suspension on the drivers of a Little Engines Atlantic or Pacific. If one follows the plans to a science there can be serious traction issues due to half of the locomotives weight resting on the trucks. My Pacific (4-6-2) had a great bit of weight on the...
by michaellynn2
Thu May 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

John, I have sent a Pm on what I did to correct the problem. Lets get off this forum.
by michaellynn2
Thu May 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

For those with a LE Atlantic or Pacific locomotive I found a good solution for me. It goes back to the fulcrum that Dan Watson spoke about. The problem was to get the weight reduced on the trailing truck and the leading truck. If you follow the LE plans to the letter, half of the weight is applied t...
by michaellynn2
Thu May 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

I need suggestions. I read all these tips on what the weight distribution should be but I see no solutions. Does anyone have a LE Atlantic or Pacific that ran into these problems and found a solution? I found that when I softened the springs on the lead truck the locomotive sagged forward, This made...
by michaellynn2
Tue May 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

I have a LE Pacific and it has the same issues as the LE Atlantic. Before I put the boiler on my LE Pacific I noticed that the front and rear truck carried most of the weight and the drivers barely contacted the rails. When the loco was rolled forward and then backwards, the drivers would skid rathe...
by michaellynn2
Tue May 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 35
Views: 1369

Re: Suspension problems

All these pointers on suspension are great except, the front truck is not equalized onto the Atlantic drivers. It is a 4-4-2. The front truck is independent. All the equalization travels from the drivers to the trailing truck. My LE Pacific has the same problems as the LE Atlantic. The equalization ...
by michaellynn2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Pacific Cradle Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Little Engines Pacific Cradle Drawing

I have a copy of it Dave. PM Sent
by michaellynn2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: Tom bee

Correction.......I said 34 years. My business is 43 years of age. Remember, Honesty in all communications.
by michaellynn2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: Tom bee

The customer is out of their mind without the coffee. In the 34 years of business, I have let 2 customers run out of coffee. The customer did not care about the troubles I had keeping their brand in stock. The customer did not care about any excuses. I went to the competitions location and purchased...
by michaellynn2
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: Tom bee

Business is Business...... I will give an example. My company is 43 years young. It will stay young as long as I provide a service that meets the demands of my customer. My customer does not care about all the issues I encounter running my business. The customer has a need and wants that need met. I...
by michaellynn2
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: Tom bee

Business is Business. When there is a great demand for a product, the business market will usually step up and supply the demand and make a profit. Honesty and transparency is rule one. When demand is greater than the supply, the business professionally lets the customer know when the demand can be ...
by michaellynn2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 4605

Re: Women in the hobby?

I have a sister that is involved with the Fire Up 611 Program. I included her in all my train chases and live steam events since she was 6 years old. Now it is in her blood. Maybe some of you will have seen her in the fire mans seat on the 611. Does she ever get dirty and sooty. She is not involved ...