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by johnpenn74
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Joe Whitaker engine up and running again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

Re: Joe Whitaker engine up and running again!

hwboivin3, Attached is Joe's very design for cylinder drain cocks. I have all of the drawings for Joes 2-6-2a. There were three versions of the smaller 2-6-2 engine 1) Joes Termite lumber company (Now owned by Dick McCloy 2) The 2nd version was Don Fites 2-6-2 # 408- now being rebuilt by Guy in Loui...
by johnpenn74
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Looking for a modular design...
Replies: 0
Views: 2492

Looking for a modular design...

IC fans, I want to build a 1.5" scale model a of a railroad locomotive primer move. Doesn't have to be exactly to scale or anything. Can any one recommend a design, kit or family of commercial parts that I can stretch into a 12 cylinder ish that is about 1" bore x 1.25 stroke? I am thinking fab the ...
by johnpenn74
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A "True" IC-Electric...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4076

Re: A "True" IC-Electric...?

Scaling down the power plant. While its true that some things just don't scale, I will argue that a small model diesel engine (12, 14, cyl.. etc) WOULD sound very similar to a prototype if the builder puts a turbo on it. Turbos, level out the exhaust from a put put put to a constant woosh.. I for on...
by johnpenn74
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 7.5 Little Engines 0-4-0 Crab - On Air
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

7.5 Little Engines 0-4-0 Crab - On Air

Fellow Live Steamers,

I have a 7.5 Little Engines 0-4-0 cab chassis I would like to sell.

All steel. Runs on air. $2000

FOB Augusta, Ga.



JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS meet!...who might be there?
Replies: 22
Views: 2306

Re: PVLS meet!...who might be there?

Can someone post some photos of #5 locomotive. The big narrow gauge looking engine.

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How big are your bars and how far apart are they?
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: How big are your bars and how far apart are they?

Can anyone offer any insight as to why the common proactice is to use bars instead of plates with drilled holes? I have seen a few people do it the latter way. What did the prototype do?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG1 in 1½"
Replies: 33
Views: 9681

Re: GG1 in 1½"

There's just no substitute for prototype drawings! Thanks for posting.

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bob Maynard's CliShay -- Progress and Updates.
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

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

What was the actual Goldbug #149's drive line like? How did it differ from the clishay?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Oil burner for small models
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Oil burner for small models

Asteamhead, I have a set of castings for a 2-10-0 K52. The drawings say DRB 52 by JRG designs. Is this the same as your decapod? Can you point me in the direction of plumbing and air pump kits? I am also trying to find some drawings to this style of goods wagon used during WW2. Any ideas where I can...
by johnpenn74
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Got Crab?
Replies: 15
Views: 1917

Got Crab?

I recently acquired a Little Engines 0-4-0 Crab.

Here it is running on you tube. There's a slight knock that I haven't isolated, but otherwise, fine.

http://youtu.be/kBUbSPgc4LE

JP
by johnpenn74
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for square-headed bolts?
Replies: 21
Views: 4796

Re: Soure for square-headed bolts?

More on metric....

Did I also mention that you can get metric carriage bolts down to 5mm? 5mm is equivalent to 1" dia in 2.5 Scale... In 3.75 that is a 5/8" carriage bolt.

Metric Rules!!!!

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for square-headed bolts?
Replies: 21
Views: 4796

Re: Soure for square-headed bolts?

Ben I recommend the use of Hex Head bolts and Square nuts, and if that isn't odd enough, You can do it all in metric. Here's why.... If you look at a lot of pictures of say, a box car or the front end of a locomotive for example, almost all visible fasteners are the end of a threaded something and a...