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by LSGOD
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design
Replies: 23
Views: 11141

Re: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design

Harry Haas did use my GS drivers on his 2900's.
by LSGOD
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 96
Views: 85816

Re: Another 2900 project...

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
by LSGOD
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 8499

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

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...
by LSGOD
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 8499

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

Well Pennington and Krieder have caused Don (my son) to lose interest in Chaski.
by LSGOD
Sun May 29, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy 6200
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

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: 9621

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: 2532

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: 5230

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: 71238

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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 1699

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...