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by PRR G5s
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 scale track and loose rail ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: 3/4 scale track and loose rail

Doug,

PM sent

Eric L
by PRR G5s
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive

Mike, It belongs to another live steamer in Central Illinois. PM me, I'm not sure he wants his name broadcast. As a note, while he no longer owns the engine, Wil is still with us. He just celebrated his 103rd birthday. He's still going strong and is still active helping others with their steam relat...
by PRR G5s
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lighting for 3/4" Scale Steam Locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Lighting for 3/4" Scale Steam Locomotives

I'm working on detailing my 3/4" scale PRR K4s, and was wondering what others do for wiring the headlight. I was planning on grounding the bulb to the headlight frame/loco frame, and then run the "hot" wire through the handrail. Unfortunately, when I did this on my 3/4" scale PRR G5s, the heat melte...
by PRR G5s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery 1/2" scale rolling frame and box of bits
Replies: 34
Views: 4513

Re: Mystery 1/2" scale rolling frame and box of bits

Redrocco, I'm not a 1/2" scale expert by any stretch of the imagination, but if I were a betting man, I would say it's a Coventry B&O President class pacific. Or at least a clone of Coventry's. I know Coventry 3/4" scale cylinder blocks have "COV", but not sure about the 1/2" scale cylinder block. T...
by PRR G5s
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for Magazine Article
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Looking for Magazine Article

Thanks for the help shayloco!

Eric L.
by PRR G5s
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for Magazine Article
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Looking for Magazine Article

To those with better memories than me, I am looking for the article in either Live Steam or Modeltec on the construction of a Sunbeam headlight for a 1" scale PRR locomotive. This would be the headlight used pre "beautification" treatment. The article had drawings in addition to instructions. The ar...
by PRR G5s
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Taking orders for 3/4" scale Okadee door hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Taking orders for 3/4" scale Okadee door hinges

I received my hinges this weekend, and can say they are amazing! The print lines aren't that pronounced as the photos indicate. Once you put paint on them, you won't see them at all. Besides, you can't fabricate these any "cleaner" that what these are. Needless to say, I am very happy them. On anoth...
by PRR G5s
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy Trailing truck
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Pennsy Trailing truck

The trailing truck frame acts as the fulcrum, so there are no "extra" parts. The truck pivots vertically on the bearing blocks located in front of the trailing truck wheels. The springs over the trailing truck wheels are only attached to the truck, and resists the force applied to the wheel from the...
by PRR G5s
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A question for the 3/4 scale guys.
Replies: 79
Views: 8371

Re: A question for the 3/4 scale guys.

Based off what I have seen, I would think 3/4" is just holding on, neither growing or fading. When I got into this hobby 24 years ago at the age of 17, there were only four guys, that I was aware of, in Illinois in 3/4". Two were in Chicago and two were near my hometown in central Illinois. Over the...
by PRR G5s
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE

Dave, nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Since we’ve turned down the road of complicated explanations, when Jos mentioned that you are wrestling with a statically indeterminate construction, he was describing in engineering terms the equalization of the drivers/whole system. John, you misunde...
by PRR G5s
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE

To expand on Jos's comment, in order to keep the back/front of the locomotive at the same height off the rails or to raise it, will require stiffer springs on the driver axles. While adjusting the main axles will apply more weight to the drivers, it will deflect the springs more, and could cause the...
by PRR G5s
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pullman troop car caboose , make time for people, memorial.
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Pullman troop car caboose , make time for people, memori

Grant,

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 5 has an article on the troop cars. They have diagrams showing the floor plan and several photos. Unfortunately, this volume is out of print. It does pop up from time to time on eBay.

Eric L.