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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: 1878

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.

LSGOD
by LSGOD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaerts valve timing
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Walschaerts valve timing

If all the linkage is correct timing is simple. Assuming the valves are line to line (exhaust) disconnect the lap and lead lever and set it vertical. Place the radius rod centered in the link. Adjust the valve so that its line to line at the exhaust. Done. This also works for Baker. The eccentric ro...
by LSGOD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

Re: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies

And there are the answers! Must have been very satisfying running it for the first time after having people say it couldn't be done. Very impressive ingenuity and machining. It was so much fun the first time. I had a few problems but they were cured. I forgot to say the steam guage was put in the b...
by LSGOD
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

Re: Locomotives instead of backs and fannies

OK I guess I will have to divulge all my secrets about the Cab Forward. Many years ago some of the great brains in the hobby said it couldn't be done when I said I wanted to build a cab forward. After all, all the experiance I had in live steam was a Little Engines 1" 0-6-0 . They asked what size cy...
by LSGOD
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plans for a 30" gauge shay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: Plans for a 30" gauge shay?

Hello everybody, I have resently been looking for drawings of a 30" gauge, class a shay with no results. If anyone has any resources that regard this topic. Please let me know. I would be more than happy to aquire a set of drawings. Best wishes, Nico Amato If you can look at a copy of Hirsimaki's L...
by LSGOD
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings/plans
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Re: Drawings/plans

Hi guys and gals, I had the opportunity to talk to postwarbob last Friday at which time he suggested joining and reaching out for help. I am brand new to the hobby and am entertaining the construction of a 1939 Milwaukee Road Hiawatha. I have been unable to find drawing/plans for this engine and te...
by LSGOD
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: need tire making info!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2283

Re: need tire making info!!!!!

FITTING TIRES IS ALWAYS .001 PER INCH OF WHEEL DIAMETER. I FIND THAT WHEN SOLDER MELTS ON THE TIRE ITS HOT ENOUGH.

LSGOD
by LSGOD
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless Steel boiler tubes
Replies: 39
Views: 6118

Re: Stainless Steel boiler tubes

I continue to be amazed at how many people Are afraid of stainless steel tubes. Stainless steel will conduct heat much better than soot or scale. I made my tubes for the cabforward out of .110 wall 304 stainless that came off a scrapped test stand at Aerojet. I decided on the .110 wall instead of th...
by LSGOD
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG1 in 1½"
Replies: 33
Views: 10699

Re: GG1 in 1½"

All the Pennsy drawings can be obtained from the Pennsylvania State Archives at Harrisburg. Just send them the Engine, car or whatever you want. They will send you a list of the applicable drawing numbers. They charge for the list. They will make a copy of the drawings you desire for a fee, from ori...
by LSGOD
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Woodings
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Ed Woodings

I'm so sorry to hear about Ed's passing. Many years ago while on a trip to California, Ed stopped by to pay me a visit. He had one of the valve gear boxes for the poppet valve gear with him. It was a box with 2 complete Walschearts valve gear inside. Absolutely beautiful work. The engine required 2 ...
by LSGOD
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.6" Western Pacific 332 class 2-8-2 for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

Re: 1.6" Western Pacific 332 class 2-8-2 for sale.

Don, You are correct. We visited the engine at Rio Vista several times for pictures and sketches. The smokebox cover and door are aluminum. These engines are similar to USRA mikes. LSGOD Thanks for posting the pics. This engine is of the same design as the WP 334 that is at Rio Vista, correct? Thes...
by LSGOD
Thu May 24, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.6" Western Pacific 332 class 2-8-2 for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

1.6" Western Pacific 332 class 2-8-2 for sale.

This locomotive requires some plumbing to be ready to run. Scratch built by the late Art Brune and Ed Yungling. Asking $35000.00. I will supply photo's to interested people.
The loco is located near Sacramento.

LSGOD

This locomotive is being withdrawn from the market.

LSGOD