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by rkcarguy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

I've been making mine from A572-Gr-50 plate, most of it comes in around 60-65KSI or better on the certs. That's not good? The actual size isn't a big concern, more of an example. The USPS box is 11-3/4 x 12 x 3 so I can fit 8 wheels at nearly 6" inside it. Our local shop wants $60 a wheel to machine...
by rkcarguy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 280
Views: 73681

Re: Erskine Tramway

Good to see you got some more footage and a turnout down:)
How many feet of track you figure you have left to go?
by rkcarguy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Lathe for turning wheels

I'm starting to fish around for a smaller lathe to use at home and call my own. It's easy enough to get blocks of time to use the big lathe at work, but when I need to start cutting the wheel and flange tapers it really falls short as the big lathe has no accurate dial on the carriage travel nor do ...
by rkcarguy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

8 pieces of 5-1/2" rounds of 1" plate (to turn 40" wheels for 1.5"/1.6" scale, will fit in one large USPS flat rate box which is less than $20.
You need not limit yourself to the Chicago area in my opinion.
by rkcarguy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

I won't be having the turn radii to suit a 2-8-2, even one with the drivers as tightly nested as they do on those NG locomotives, so I can only dream.
Something in their coal in NZ and other countries makes it burn like that, I forgot what it is it was discussed in another thread here.
by rkcarguy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

https://www.p-b-l.com/gallery/9-464.html
This K-27(model) is a beauty.
I could never model an NG inboard wheel steamer on my RR, it would look too out of place as the proper gage in my scale would only be 6".
by rkcarguy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

D&RGW's steam fleet (and then some) is well documented and there is tons of drawings online some with a lot of dimensions and some in CAD format. My thought was that with the counterweights being separate from the wheels it really opens the frames, wheels., counterweights, and most of the other part...
by rkcarguy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Curtiss, if I was building a narrow gage steamer I would build a K36. I like the unique factor of the drivers being inside the frame yet the counterweights and linkage on the outside. Also, I think they look great with those big snowplows on them:) In 3" scale one would be huge though, would bet it ...
by rkcarguy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

I did a google image search and found a bunch of pictures online, I'll post them up this week. That's correct Curtiss, it's the same locomotive with the exception of that forward wheelset being evenly spaced where many of the NP 0-6-0's had it further forward, and the various tenders and fuel source...
by rkcarguy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

I'm drawing the parts in AutoCAD LT for a "someday" build that will be mostly laser cut and fabricated plate, and pipe of course.
by rkcarguy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2684

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Bumping my old post. I am still drawing parts for this 0-6-0 in 12" gage(2" scale) as I have a few minutes here and there, what would I want to do/use for the "petticoat" for this?
I pretty much have the linkage figured out, and looking at a 2-3/4" bore, 5-1/4" stroke inside 6" long cylinders.
by rkcarguy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Driver machining order

I don't think it's "bend" in the mill table, but as you move away from center in the X-axis direction the heavy end sags. So I'll indicate the area I'm working in, and either tram it in or remove the vice from the center. Last time I got lucky and it was right on in an area about 12" wide, left of t...