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by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 1274

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Would a golf cart motor work? They definitely have the power, but they might be too large for a 1/8 scale engine. yes, but they will been to setup to use a driveshaft Perhaps a bit of a typo? Can you clarify this comment, please? H yes, a clear case of brain running faster then my fingers trying to...
by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 1274

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Mr Ron wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Would a golf cart motor work? They definitely have the power, but they might be too large for a 1/8 scale engine.
yes, but they will been to setup to use a driveshaft like a mechanical setup
the motor would be mounted in the body with a belt or chain drive down to the driveshaft
by cbrew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 1274

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

You can use multiple motors to drive one jackshaft, yes. The power distribution all evens out on its own. You'd want to buy two identical motors together. I have seen several examples of two motors driving a single shaft, no problems. Some controllers have multiple motor outputs, some can be slaved...
by cbrew
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Line
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Blower Line

I run my 3/16 blower line under the running board as prototype and do not have any issues with cooling, but just remember its there when reaching under the running board :)
by cbrew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric

Thanks Guy's. This is exactly what I wanted to know. And please don't worry about hijacking the thread. My two choices seem to be electric and gas, but I'm not a fan of the V twin engines.... nothing wrong with them from a reliability stand point but just way too noisy. So I guess the next thing is...
by cbrew
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric

you are heading down the right track with the lawnmower noise, I have learned that a good part of that noise is from the engine itself, so its not just mufflers intake box etc, I still have a vtwin and gen head in the shop that was going to make its way into a gas electric locomotive and i just coul...
by cbrew
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric

Anything with long grades is going to be a stretch for something electric moving a considerable amount of weight. Get a motor with enough power then you'll have battery problems. In my opinion, solid.....or liquid fuels all the way. not if its designed right. there is a plenty examples running arou...
by cbrew
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric

Morning Dick, its bee na while, I hope all is well. I would personally stay clear of anything Titan, they seem to be slipping back in to the ole timely delivery issues again due to over booking orders. and as Chris said, they do have an issue with the design spec of the electric motors. in short. th...
by cbrew
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 2753

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

if your idea is to build the 1629, because of the inward angle of the cylinders. I do not believe any castings are on the market that will fit the bill. but the Allen model cylinders would be a great starting point and fab up the steam check to look like the piston valve assembly while leaving the s...
by cbrew
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Standards
Replies: 16
Views: 1428

Re: Track Standards

my two cents, leveling track is/should always be the goal, but it only takes a winter or two to screw that up. as for as super-elevation /positive camber its better then finding negative camber. being a bit top heavy, I came close to derailing my tender when i find a rapid transition to a negative c...
by cbrew
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)

robertdean wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:22 am
Anthony, I wish to buy 2 of your Standard Injectors for 5/16" lines. Call me at 239 229 6564 for shipping and CC or check sending info. Bob Dean
the best way to order is using his website
https://www.eccentricengineer.com/injec ... d-injector
by cbrew
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Piston mounting

i threaded the rod and piston like others, i used retaining compound. it will take lots of heat to loosen it up now.