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by johnpenn74
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Joe Whitaker engine up and running again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2864

Re: Joe Whitaker engine up and running again!

Some of the drawings that differed between the sets we have. The frame is the older design, but it it worth taking a looking at because of the way the equalizer fullcrum pivot is mounted.

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Experience with Re-Railers
Replies: 18
Views: 2372

Re: Experience with Re-Railers

Can someone post a picture of the train mountain rerail plates? During the 2012 Triennial I was on a train that split a switch with on those big 6 axle diesels. A plate rerailer was used to correct the problem with ease. I would like to point out a critical element in the design of the rerailer. The...
by johnpenn74
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Adirondacks Live Steamers' 2012 Fall Meet - PHOTOS
Replies: 33
Views: 3713

Re: Adirondacks Live Steamers' 2012 Fall Meet - PHOTOS

I heard Captain Tom Rhodes is building a D&SL 2-6-6-0. Can anyone confirm?

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Joe Whitaker engine up and running again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2864

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: 2677

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: 4302

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: 3268

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: 2433

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: 1934

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: 10682

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: 4966

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: 1523

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...