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by johnpenn74
Wed May 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 14
Views: 5871

Re: Camelbacks

As long as we are talking about Reading 0-4-0 camelbacks.... Can anyone recommend a good book on Reading or Camelbacks?
JP
by johnpenn74
Wed May 20, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 14
Views: 5871

Re: Camelbacks

I have always liked the odd designs like the 4-8-0. NdeM had some standard gauge ones that look like USRA ish designs. There were actually some narrow gauge ones in the Black Hills built by ALCO (Schenectady). Having recently been to Colorado RR Museum in Golden I have been wondering if the Brooks 2...
by johnpenn74
Tue May 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 14
Views: 5871

Re: Camelbacks

There was also some odd wheel arrangements. CNJ had 4-8-0 Camelbacks I think.

Working on my reading 0-4-0 Camel as we speak.

JP
by johnpenn74
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 4441

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Another related side item is brake equalization. If you update you brake beams and linkages to be correctly / prototypically equalized, the bottom doors will no longer clear the revised brake components. This forced me to upgrade the ashpan to a slider variant.

JP
by johnpenn74
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Wendy?
Replies: 16
Views: 8603

Re: Little Engines Wendy?

So any idea how many MEG Wendy engines are actually out there? I picked up the one on DLS - used to run at Cinder Sniffers. I remember there was another in Florida a year or so ago that was for sale. Going through Harlock's rebuild thread got me to wondering just how many are out there.

JP
by johnpenn74
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2962

Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

Does anyone know if there is a specific type of oil can tip that should be used when putting oil in to a Ball Oiler? I recently picked up an engine that is riddled with Ball Oilers. I have them all over my lathe and have never had good luck getting oil into them. Seems like oil goes nowhere (fluid l...
by johnpenn74
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CSME Double Tracking Progress
Replies: 13
Views: 7911

Re: CSME Double Tracking Progress

So here are some more pics; mostly on the Eagle Point end of the loop. While I was in Japan, Chirs and the gang got a lot of work completed. Things are shaping up and I am optimistic this will all be complete by the CSME 2020 Spring Meet. Do hope you all will join us for the meet and take a look. JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CSME Double Tracking Progress
Replies: 13
Views: 7911

Re: CSME Double Tracking Progress

We're off and running again. Started the demo work on the EP - Summit Main section. Since this pic was taken we have put about 1/3 of main #1 back in. Should have it all done by Spring meet. Come and see.

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 55359

Re: Signal Complexity

So time for another update...
Last month made it out to the track and upgraded the signal heads and relay brain on the signal bridge. Pictures came out nice with the fog rolling in.

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Wendy?
Replies: 16
Views: 8603

Re: Little Engines Wendy?

Does anyone know how different the designs are between the two available model?
Is Sweet William (Jack Buckler design) the same thing as the MEG (Dougal Hubner design). They look very similar. Save valve gear and such.

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 29
Views: 12872

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Brian, For your Allen 4-6-0 I would recommend you put a steam rated ball valve in the dome instead of a smokebox throttle. I recently did a throttle job on Chris's 0-4-0; replaced the original LE or RSC smokebox throttle with a ball valve in an 8" boiler Smokebox. Getting it all in it was a real pai...
by johnpenn74
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 15
Views: 10598

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Dave, I have NOT received my trucks.

JP