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by JKreider
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" new build question
Replies: 12
Views: 8954

Re: 15" new build question

If you do decide to build a Berkshire and particularly an NKP Berkshire (Wow, an exciting project!), I have many original NKP detail drawings. I also have many original casting drawings including many from General Steel Casting for the NKP Berkshire parts. I have a list of all these. Then there are ...
by JKreider
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project
Replies: 31
Views: 9233

Re: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project

Mike:

Absolutely beautiful!

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riverside Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 2841

Riverside Meet

The Riverside Live Steamers meet is coming up Oct 21, 22, & 23.

As usual we will be serving free breakfast 7 to 9 AM Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday is usually the big day.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design
Replies: 23
Views: 10275

Re: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design

Pontiacguy 1:

You are right. His name was Starrett. The workmanship was very poor.
by JKreider
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design
Replies: 23
Views: 10275

Re: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design

The 2929 was built about 1990 by a guy who's last name was Stewart and lived in the St Louis area. It was built for Jim Robison of Enid, OK. I helped Jim work on it and correct much bad workmanship. Jim sold the engine, about 1996, to Doug Chauncy who founded the Bitter Creek Western Railroad. Jim R...
by JKreider
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines "old" Atlantic?
Replies: 12
Views: 6871

Re: Little Engines "old" Atlantic?

Outside admission valves on a locomotive with outside valve gear require that the eccentric crank be set 90 degrees from where it would be with inside admission valves. The eccentric rod pin therefore leads the main pin instead of following it in forward motion. To me this gives the eccentric crank ...
by JKreider
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Greetings from the newbie in West TN
Replies: 11
Views: 4054

Re: Greetings from the newbie in West TN

I can relate my experience in regard to Rich Killen and Plan-Ahead Designs when it comes to Rich doing work from an existing model design. For years I have provided drawings and parts for building the 1-1/2” scale Nickel Plate Berkshire. Rich had offered to do both 2D and 3D assembly drawings using ...
by JKreider
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 7763

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

Not really sure why Don was offended, something I certainly did not intend on doing. Don and Ed Yungling are very accomplished builders. I thought that John Pennington and I were talking about weight distribution while Don was talking about fine tuning the equalization system with springs and such, ...
by JKreider
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 7763

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

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by JKreider
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 7763

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

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by JKreider
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy 6200
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Pennsy 6200

Attached is a photo showing the Berkshire un-machined driver castings. I think the intermediate and front driver would be the most appropriate since the rear driver had the protuding counterweight and crankpin boss for the rear tandem main rod. These ductile iron castings are 1.5' scale, 69" driver,...
by JKreider
Mon May 23, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fabrication Slide valve Cylinder blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: Fabrication Slide valve Cylinder blocks

Then of course the other thing about outside admission valves on a locomotive with outside valve gear is that the eccentric crank has to be set 90 degrees from where it would be with inside admission valves. The eccentric rod pin therefore leads the main pin instead of following it in forward motion...