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by johnpenn74
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passing of Doug Van Veelen
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Passing of Doug Van Veelen

Well, I tried to find a photo to share, but came to realize all my pics of Doug, I and his projects are 35mm. I was at GaTech back then and can remember a few weekends we worked on DRG Narrow Gauge box cars. Aspirations to build a dozen; I only two were finished. I do remember taking one over to Way...
by johnpenn74
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"

Equalization and Springing are two different parts of the suspension system. Bear in mind that two serve two different functions. Equalization - like the name suggests is all about making wheel's ultimate loading of the drivers to the rail the same. This gets into some physiscs and frictional loss c...
by johnpenn74
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Equalizing process and "faking-it-out"

Here are a few ideas that night help. If you do leaf springs, the length of the leafs in the stack should have equal subdivided stepped length to the sets. This makes it so you can calculate the spring force based on the shape and material. If you have need to add leafs to add force, you do so by ad...
by johnpenn74
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME
Replies: 38
Views: 2455

Re: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME

Evgen,
On a similar note, I believe that Norfolk and Western Y3 (Original 2-8-8-2 USRA design) was also bar type frame. Later designs Y4-y6 were cast locomotive beds.

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1897

Re: Allen steam fittings

One idea I cooked up but have yet to try is to toss the Allen Nozzle and make a nozzle with 45 degree connections (or appropriate angle) to receive compressesion fittings between it and cylinder. The motivation is to make the blast nozzle penetration and steam lines in to single holes instead of the...
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Henry Greenly Books ****Sold****
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Henry Greenly Books

GWR, Got one left? I'll take it.

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Caribou Chassis ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Caribou Chassis

What scale an gauge?
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hand rail
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Hand rail

Where does one get the formed material to make hand rail stantions for diesel engines? Finished model part supplier? Commercial supplier of formed section?
by johnpenn74
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dip Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Dip Painting

Does anyone out there have any experience dip painting.

I work on lines at work that do this with decent results. But manually in the shop is another story.

Suggestions?

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ohlenkamp injector
Replies: 14
Views: 1360

Re: Ohlenkamp injector

Earl Mueller in Florida has replacement parts for the injectors. Got myself a spare set and replacement cup for Larry.

JP
by johnpenn74
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Behemoth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Behemoth engines

Here's a 3 3/4 built by John Fredricks of ohio.

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: 90 ton Baldwin drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Wanted: 90 ton Baldwin drawings

Does anyone have an extra set of 90 ton baldwin 2-8-2 drawings to sell?

JP