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by LSGOD
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elesco pump drawings
Replies: 39
Views: 7417

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.

LSGOD
by LSGOD
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Elesco pump drawings
Replies: 39
Views: 7417

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: 4419

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: 4419

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.

LSGOD
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: 2118

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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by LSGOD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaerts valve timing
Replies: 20
Views: 6041

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: 4419

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: 4419

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: 2224

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: 2667

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: 2594

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: 7179

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...