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by marshall5
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Working Sanders?
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: Working Sanders?

I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned the obvious risk of getting sand in the motion and other bearings. I take it you're running on aluminum rail - steel rail is much less slick in the wet. My advice would be to fit dummy sanders if you feel the need but working ones... never.
Ray.
by marshall5
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 71202

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

Probably too late now but I had a similar situation on my full size steam roller some years ago. Someone had kicked over a can of motion oil on the footplate and it had run down into the water tank underneath. Fortunately I noticed it before much, if any, got in the boiler. I didn't want to use a no...
by marshall5
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coppersmithing a Boiler - Southern Railways Bulleid Pacific
Replies: 43
Views: 19845

Re: Coppersmithing a Boiler - Southern Railways Bulleid Pacific

There are some 1-1/2" scale locos floating around with copper boilers but they are few and far between for a myriad of reasons. In the U.S.- yes, but in the U.K the majority of 1 1/2" scale locos have copper boilers and some even larger. I re-boilered my 4" scale Hunslet with a copper boiler a few ...
by marshall5
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery Injector
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Mystery Injector

I've got one of those - it was from Double B designs a.k.a Terry Baxter - a great guy. Terry retired a year or two back and his designs have been taken over by Bruce Rice at R.A.Barker Engineering www.rabarker.co.uk Hope this helps.
Ray.
by marshall5
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live-in Railroad club
Replies: 31
Views: 5742

Re: Live-in Railroad club

I'm pretty sure there was something about selling parcels of land in an old T.M. Gazette - maybe (and only maybe as I'm really searching the grey matter here) it hinged on a change in the zoning? IIRC a year or so back one of the existing adjacent/connected properties was advertised in the Gazette.....
by marshall5
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 7 1/2 gauge 4" Hunslet build, Reeves castings
Replies: 18
Views: 6437

Re: 7 1/2 gauge 4" Hunslet build, Reeves castings

Lucius, there is already very little clearance between the face of the leading crankpin and the back of the crosshead so just having longer axles and wider axleboxes won't work. You might be able to get away with 1/8" packing pieces between the cylinders and the frames and make the motion bracket 1/...
by marshall5
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 7 1/2 gauge 4" Hunslet build, Reeves castings
Replies: 18
Views: 6437

Re: 7 1/2 gauge 4" Hunslet build, Reeves castings

Lucius, I don't have a full set of drawings but I'll try and answer your question re-the 2 types of Buffer beams on the full size ones. The early Dinorwic Quarry Hunslets had shallow buffer beams which were curved at the ends. The last 3, No1(aka Dolbadarn), No2(aka Joan) and Michael all had deep bu...
by marshall5
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD
Replies: 130
Views: 32866

Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Actually Reeves supply the castings/drawings for both the 3" scale 'Elidir' and the 4" scale 'Milner Hunslet' - hence the confusion. As both are designed for 7 1/4" gauge the former is 'underscale' for the gauge scaling out at nearly 2' 6" (the real ones were 1' 10 3/4" or 1' 11 5/8") and the latter...
by marshall5
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: D&RGW short caboose
Replies: 17
Views: 3720

Re: D&RGW short caboose

You're welcome John - glad to help. The friend I mentioned was Ed Rehberg (who was also at Mark's, with his Shay) and although his was a long caboose he might be able to offer advice on construction methods. Hope we meet again.
Cheers,
Ray.
by marshall5
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: D&RGW short caboose
Replies: 17
Views: 3720

Re: D&RGW short caboose

Westlake Publishing, probably in Narrow Gauge Annual, did an extended article on the D&RGW cabooses maybe 7-8 yrs ago. It had drawings and detail photos and is available for download from http://www.finescalerr.com/. I can't check which issue until I get back to Boise late next week but you can view...
by marshall5
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Early American pass car drawings wanted..
Replies: 16
Views: 4114

Re: Early American pass car drawings wanted..

I seem to remember that Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette did a series of drawings of early Virginia & Truckee passenger cars. They might be worth a look. Also the Nevada State R.R. museum in Carson City NV might have plans of those cars.
Ray.
by marshall5
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stourbridge Lion
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Stourbridge Lion

Lion was one of two 'Luggage Engines' (the other was Tiger) supplied to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1838 by Todd Kitson and Laird of Leeds. She was 're-discovered' acting as a stationary pumping engine in Liverpool docks and was first restored for the centenary of the L&MR in 1930. Over ...