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by JTolan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Rebuilding progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Re: Chloe Rebuilding progress

Don't worry secret is safe. I noticed on your website one of the prototype pictures of the chloe when it came to ward's house, i noticed there was an air tank, and 4 bolts above it, was there ever an airpump there? http://mikemassee.com/gallery/v/projects/allen_models_chloe/chloe_full_size/10-04-22_...
by JTolan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Rebuilding progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Re: Chloe Rebuilding progress

I agree andypullen, with us there is a bad case of anachronism. Do you have pictures of the prototype that you were talking about?

To give you an idea of what the engine and riding car looked like before.
by JTolan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Rebuilding progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Re: Chloe Rebuilding progress

Thank you all,
Steamin10:The only electronic devices i own is a lathe mill and various power tools 8)

Jeff
by JTolan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Rebuilding progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Re: Chloe Rebuilding progress

Thanks Jack!
Gene Allen makes the plans and castings for them but doesn't sell them complete, I'm in the process of making 3 more. They are highly recomended, the castings are of high quality and they are very inexpensive, realitivly speaking.
Jeff
by JTolan
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Rebuilding progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Chloe Rebuilding progress

Hi all, Here is some progress on the chloe. The engine came home for a replacement of the bushings and a new paint job. Also built were new running boards with a new air tank/ whistle, headlight bracket, smoke box support brackets, and new washout/blowdown plugs. Being 15yrs old(I'm 5' 10") and 9-10...
by JTolan
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train Stand
Replies: 41
Views: 6486

Re: Train Stand

The engine stand i use can be purchased at harbor frieght with no modification. It is a lift table, and has a separate box that the locomotive sits on. Then rather than unloading the locomotive the box can slide in and out of the car, the lifting makes it alot easier for different hieghts of trailer...
by JTolan
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axles
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Thanks for the advice,

What type of jig set up for holding the wheel and axles while pressing and/or heat shrinking them together did you guys use?

Happy Steaming :)
Jeff
by JTolan
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axles
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Axles

Hi guys,

I recently bought some 1 1/2" scale wheels with the hole in the wheel reamed to .5". What would be the recomended OD for the axle and the size of the shoulder on the axle?
Also, should the axle rod be tapered or just pressed on with lock tight?
Thanks for your help in advance.
Jeff
by JTolan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lookin' for a bell..
Replies: 14
Views: 2276

Mike-
Paul Lavacot and Tom Artzberger may have the size you're looking for.
Jeff
by JTolan
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a RMI Forney and having some issues
Replies: 31
Views: 10728

With my style of brakes there is no problem with stopping a 7 car train with people within 15 feet. I have the K-W plans what measurements do you need?
Jeff
by JTolan
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a RMI Forney and having some issues
Replies: 31
Views: 10728

Some more
by JTolan
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a RMI Forney and having some issues
Replies: 31
Views: 10728

Hi
On Emliy, which is slightly different then RMIs (as it is from Kieth Watsons plans and castings which were later sold to RMI) The brake is jam style in which the brake cylender is verticle. I hope these pictures help.
Feel free to PM me if you need more
Jeff