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by Harlock
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models laser cut parts now on website
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Allen Models laser cut parts now on website

Allen Models is pleased to announce the availability of laser cut parts for frames, spring rigging and pilot trucks, to help builders greatly speed up their build time. Our first set of parts focuses on the Mogul, Consolidation, American, Ten Wheeler and Fitchburg Northern. All of the laser cut part...
by Harlock
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

The #25 chain looks small, but the interesting thing is all of the scooter motors ship with it, so it must be rated to take the load or people would complain a lot about broken chains. And sure enough I've had no problems with it, even pulling large loads. I had originally wanted to replace the spro...
by Harlock
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

If you use a 900KW motor on each truck, you'll have plenty of power with that gearing, even if your locomotive ended up weighing 500 or 600 pounds. 900KW? Likely a typo. I expect it should read 900 watts. H You could go back to 1955 and visit your parents with 900KW! Back-to-the-Future-Doc-Brown.jp...
by Harlock
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Here's the super powerful pankcake motor I have in the speeder: http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/trsc/rec-categories/motors1/24voltmotors/24-volt-900-watt-electric-motor-11-tooth-chain-sprocket.html If you put two of those in and the weight to support it, you'll be able to pull anything. Put four ...
by Harlock
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Yep, don't go for anything less than all-wheel-drive. You'll regret it quickly. You may be able to find a motor that would leave enough room for the chain. I have a very powerful pancake motor in my speeder that is very short. 950W 24V. Zoom zoom.
by Harlock
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Harlock - thanks for the pix. That slide out, ride in cab really got me thinking (I measured my butt to make sure it would work at my scale). I can't decide if it is scope creep and how much I would mind the seam when it is closed...but I'm giving it serious thought. It does look like it might be a...
by Harlock
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I don't have too many pictures of this one, but another reference is the RMI version that was initially designed and built for Ron Schmidt. Multiple copies were built, Karl Hovanitz at the Bitter Creek Western has one as well. This is Ron's at the now defunct Flintridge & Portola Valley Railroad, sh...
by Harlock
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

Here is a good prototype photo from a collection I have been scanning.
by Harlock
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

here's a few more pictures of the X-1.
by Harlock
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 65
Views: 1956

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

The Little Giant is a fun prototype that very few people have built. One of those people is Harry A. Pulaski, who built a 1/4 scale copy in 9" gauge for his future Mesa Grande Western Railroad. The unique thing about this build is that the model locomotive is roughly the same age as the real one - i...
by Harlock
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3" scale rail order
Replies: 0
Views: 282

3" scale rail order

We're looking at doing a run of 3" scale rail for the Mesa Grande Western. If anyone is interested in this size rail let me know. A larger order brings the price down. I do not have a price as of yet. Would work well for 9" to 12" gauge or very light 15" gauge. Also a big narrow gauge look for big 7...