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by LSGOD
Sun May 29, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy 6200
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: Pennsy 6200

You should be able to get them from the Pennsylvania state archives at Harrisburgh.

Ed
by LSGOD
Mon May 09, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a locomotive from erection drawings
Replies: 40
Views: 7730

Re: Building a locomotive from erection drawings

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....
by LSGOD
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO PA Part Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Re: ALCO PA Part Drawings

I have about anything you need on PA drawings.
by LSGOD
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The passing of Bob Reedy
Replies: 7
Views: 4284

Re: The passing of Bob Reedy

Bob was a great guy. I helped him on most of his projects. He was an extremely gifted machinest and fabricator. I will miss him.

LSGOD
by LSGOD
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GS-1, finishing up the hard way
Replies: 186
Views: 59857

Re: GS-1, finishing up the hard way

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...
by LSGOD
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pilot truck bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Pilot truck bearings

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 ...
by LSGOD
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pilot truck bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Pilot truck bearings

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...
by LSGOD
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pilot truck bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Pilot truck bearings

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...
by LSGOD
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GGLS Abandonment of Redwood Regional Park
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: GGLS Abandonment of Redwood Regional Park

I had the pleasure of running Glen Byers vertical boilered climax on the old Redwood Park track. that was a long time ago.

LSGOD
by LSGOD
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: It's Official.... UP to Restore Big Boy!
Replies: 42
Views: 6674

Re: It's Official.... UP to Restore Big Boy!

Contrary to what was said earlier the Big Boy has a 150 square foot grate area. The SP& S 910 & 911 4-6-6-4 also had a 150 square foot grate area and burned oil. Im building a 1.6 model of one. I have the drawings for the oil burning equipment. As far as I know they were succesful. Should have been ...
by LSGOD
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Superpower Detail Cross Compound Air Compressor Castings
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: WTB Superpower Detail Cross Compound Air Compressor Cast

I do supply a casting set for the compressors. The compressors are 1.593 scale. I have had some trouble getting castings but I have a few sets on hand. contact me.
LSGOD
by LSGOD
Mon May 06, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailing truck booster
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: Trailing truck booster

I have a set of drawings for the Franklin C2 booster.

LSGOD