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The timken covers were scaled (1.593" = 1 ft.) from original drawings. They are 2.13 wide. If I can find someone to cast them for me I will make them available. I also have them 1.887 wide. Suitable for tender and diesel trucks. Ed
- Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:26 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
- Replies: 28
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In the perfect world the spring rigging on our models would take care of any vertical variations in the track keeping the weight perfectly distributed. Unfortionately most club tracks are not graded perfectley and sometimes the spring rigging BOTTOMS on dips lifting weight off the drivers. Adding co...
- Mon May 09, 2016 12:11 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Building a locomotive from erection drawings
- Replies: 40
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All this cracks me up. The brains at the LALS many years ago told me that the Cab Forward I planned to build would not work. Cylinders were too big etc. Several years later I showed up at the LALS with a cab forward that I built in a 1 car garage with a 14 inch lathe, a horizontal mill and a welder....
- Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:45 pm
- Forum: Build Log
- Topic: GS-1, finishing up the hard way
- Replies: 186
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I 'm so proud of my son. He is doing a fantastic job on his GS 1. I told him when he's finished Im bringing over my Cab Forward for him to super detail. Im going to make a lost wax mold for his SP style blow down cocks and anything else he needs for his engine. I dont know if he mentioned I made his...
It appears there is a question about the needle bearings taking a thrust load. I use Torrington thrust bearings and thrust washers to take the thrust load. I would say only about .030" end play would be enough. I've also used this system on drivers. Works well. Of course the end play should be more ...
I should have mentioned the individual axle boxes can be bored through and seals the same size as the bearings can be pressed in on the inside. Grease fittings can be installed on the bottom between the seal and the bearing. The thrust bearings and washers can be recessed into the axle boxs. The thr...
I have been using thompson case 60 shafting for the axles usually 1 inch o.d. on the larger engines. I use the needle bearings both for the running surface and thrust with the hard washers on both sides of the thrust bearings. Why mess with hardening and grinding 4140 when you can buy already harden...