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by xo18thfa
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project
Replies: 546
Views: 129080

Re: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project

Looking sweet. That chassis will turning on air before too long.
by xo18thfa
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train Mountain News
Replies: 61
Views: 10904

Re: Train Mountain News

The only thing I cannot understand given your in a country where your never more than 3ft from a lawyer. Is how they managed to make such an arse of securing its long term future? Jim You bring up a good point Jim. Our legal system in the US is very complicated. One thing you can count on: if it's ...
by xo18thfa
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Re: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.

The rest of the truck bolsters are welded lengths of 1/4 x 2 bar stock. Both trucks pivot on kingpins welded to the center two spreaders of the frame. The front truck cants left and right on a rocking pin welded to the front most spreader. Here is the front bolster assembly without the arch bar side...
by xo18thfa
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Re: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.

I went lazy on the wheels and bought CNC cut steel wheels from Real Trains. Bill had them in a flat rate post office box and on the way toot sweet. For the price, it was not worth the work turning them from solids. http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/xo18thfa/CliShay/Wheels%201.JPG These wheels are 4-1...
by xo18thfa
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project
Replies: 546
Views: 129080

Re: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project

Nice work. So much fun watching this come along. A real lesson in machine work too.

Thanks, Bob
by xo18thfa
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sad But True
Replies: 20
Views: 5515

Re: Sad But True

Looking great Bill. I saw the Pacific at Jesse's the other day. Just gorgeous. And hat's off to Jesse and Don for their hard work.

vr Bob
by xo18thfa
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Re: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.

Today we’ll get the axle boxes done. The axles boxes are made from 1 inch square steel a little shorter in length then the arch bar sides. They axle box retainers are from 1-1/2” x 1/8” plate and attach to the back of the axle box. Here are the parts: http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/xo18thfa/CliSha...
by xo18thfa
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5 inch Gauge Juliet
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: 3.5 inch Gauge Juliet

Is it difficult to balance yourself riding a raised layout like that? Looks like you could be head over bananas if you are not careful.
by xo18thfa
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Re: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.

Al: Thanks. Yes I am, 23 years kvom: Thanks for the inspiration. The CliShay trucks are unsprung arch bar. The arch bar sides pivot on a crosswise bolster assembly. The bolster assembly, in turn rides on a series of other bolsters and suspension members that keep the engine stable and squarely on th...
by xo18thfa
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4780

Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.

After about 30 years of waiting, moving, practicing, getting the shop set up, gauge 1 projects and other things, I finally got started on a 7.5” gauge ride on live steamer. It is the “Clishay” design developed by Bob Maynard. Clishay appeared in a construction series in “Live Steam” magazine from No...
by xo18thfa
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2" gauge LBSC Juilet info wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2700

Re: 3 1/2" gauge LBSC Juilet info wanted

In the "Model Engineer", LBSC described 2 boilers for Juliet. One is a regular loco type for coal and the other was a "Smithies" type for oil fire. Has anyone ever seen a Smithies type in 3.5" gauge? LBSC described building Juliet in both 3/4" scale and 3/8" scale for Gauge 1. If I remember correct...
by xo18thfa
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2" gauge LBSC Juilet info wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2700

Re: 3 1/2" gauge LBSC Juilet info wanted

In the "Model Engineer", LBSC described 2 boilers for Juliet. One is a regular loco type for coal and the other was a "Smithies" type for oil fire. Has anyone ever seen a Smithies type in 3.5" gauge?