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by LSGOD
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Throttles on Artculateds
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: Throttles on Artculateds

Although not an articulated the PRR Q2 4-4-6-4 had a rather complicated system using a small wheel running against a driver on each engine feeding into a box that compared the two inputs and throttled the steam with an air operated valve at each cyl. to shut down the steam to the slipping engine. I'...
by LSGOD
Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Westinghouse cross compound air compressor
Replies: 29
Views: 4659

Re: Westinghouse cross compound air compressor

As I recall Stoney Burke said his patterns for the compressors were destroyed in a fire. I haven't heard from Stoney for several years. My compressors should be available as soon as I receive some castings from the foundry. Contact me for details. Jim Kreider does not have compressors available. He ...
by LSGOD
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a 7.5" gauge VO 1000
Replies: 11
Views: 2902

Re: Building a 7.5" gauge VO 1000

I think I have some VO1000 drawings. I'll check.

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by LSGOD
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE New Northern
Replies: 54
Views: 9101

Re: LE New Northern

When my friend Ward started his ATSF 2900 he bought the frames and axle boxes from LE. We found out that the frames had been water jet cut out and had so much taper that when they were machined the premachined axle boxs would have have been .040 too small. LE said that would be alright since it woul...
by LSGOD
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo
Replies: 70
Views: 7283

Re: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo

I had some great times running my Cabforward at Goleta Valley Western. As I recall Seymor was the chief engineer at KFI Los Angeles am. I have been involved in work on both Hudsons and the Dick Priest 4-4-2 at traintown. I made new pistons for all three of them. The Johnson engine's guides were badl...
by LSGOD
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disc Drivers Actually Hollow?
Replies: 25
Views: 3869

Re: Disc Drivers Actually Hollow?

LFM also made a replacement driver. Some SP loco's had them. I have a drawing of one someplace in my collection.

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by LSGOD
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sante Fe Locomotives
Replies: 28
Views: 3961

Re: Sante Fe Locomotives

The boxpoc drivers on Wards SF 2900 Ken Casfords and other 4-8-4's were supplied by me. They are 10.625 O.D. for 1.6 " scale. They are still available from me.

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by LSGOD
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elesco pump drawings
Replies: 39
Views: 5356

Re: Elesco pump drawings

I have an ELESCO feed water heater booklet 44 pages that has a lot of drawings and information on the pumps, heaters and related parts also part lists. I have it scanned into my computer and can supply print outs. If Interested contact me.

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by LSGOD
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elesco pump drawings
Replies: 39
Views: 5356

Re: Elesco pump drawings

I need an Elesco pump for a WP 2-8-2 I am building. I have drawn it up from measurements I have made of the WP 2-8-2 at the Rio Vista museum. I have been considering making the molds for it for lost wax. I don't know if I could sell enough of them to make it worth while.

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by LSGOD
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies
Replies: 23
Views: 3395

Re: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies

Vic his son, I and others spent Friday and Saturday running the cabforward at the SVLS
fall meet. Everything seems to still work fine after a two year layoff.

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by LSGOD
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies
Replies: 23
Views: 3395

Re: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies

Vic and his son showed up Saturday and spent all day getting the engine ready. Looks like we will be running it next week end.

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by LSGOD
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1.5" versus 1.6". What's the difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: 1.5" versus 1.6". What's the difference?

One thing I noticed real quick while I was building my cab forward was that I had to design the trailing truck for 1.6 width and 1.5 length. Also the cylinders are outside the running boards. My SP&S Z8 is being built to 1.593 scale. Much easier.

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