Search found 398 matches

by johnpenn74
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Link and Pin couplers
Replies: 30
Views: 7966

Re: Link and Pin couplers

Link and pin couplers. I finally got into some of my notes and here is what I found. Vulcan (Tifton Ga) Link and pin draft is 1.75" diameter. Porter Agent Lumber # 7 Link and pin on the pilot and back of tender is 2" diamter Porter Argent Lumber # 7 drawbar pin between loco and tender is 2" diameter...
by johnpenn74
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models Wabash Mogul #569
Replies: 7
Views: 3896

Re: Allen Models Wabash Mogul #569

Where approximately is the engine located?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Steam outline design
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Re: Steam outline design

Coil Springs for suspension substitute. Sure, one method you can try is the coil spring between the journal box and the frame. For all intents and purposes this method has justification based on some prototypes. For example. Many European engines DO NOT have equalized suspention on their locomotives...
by johnpenn74
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Link and Pin couplers
Replies: 30
Views: 7966

Re: Link and Pin couplers

Link and Pin. I am build a Mich Cal shay and someother industrial equipment with the some similar coupling needs. I have measured several industrial locomotives (vulcans in Columbia Tn and Tifton, ga. and they appear to have 2" pins in the draft. In 2.5 this scaled out to .416 which is kinda big for...
by johnpenn74
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What about your drill press?
Replies: 31
Views: 6061

Re: What about your drill press?

Got Drill Press??? I recently made an exhaustive effort to buy the "right" drill press for my shop. After looking at every thing on the market and everything I had used in the local vacational school and everything in my friends shop here's what I concluded. 1) Buy a floor drill press not a bench dr...
by johnpenn74
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Project - Down to Details
Replies: 125
Views: 31906

Re: New to the Forums - My Project

John S,
You mentioned that your father had aspirations for a pacific in mind. Any particular prototype? Another RI engine maybe?
In 1987 he began working on an Allen mogul and had grander plans of building a pacific after the mogul was finished.
JP
by johnpenn74
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fasteners
Replies: 20
Views: 3217

Re: fasteners

Metric Rules!!!!! I highly recommend the use of metric fasteners on your live steam projects. Back in 2000 when metric was only marginally acceptable in the live steam community (and mostly the result of ridicule) I started using metric on my steam engine projects Mich Cal Shay and RGS 20. Here are ...
by johnpenn74
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: West Valley baby 2-8-0 consolidation
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: Wanted: West Valley baby 2-8-0 consolidation

So any design drawings?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: West Valley baby 2-8-0 consolidation
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: Wanted: West Valley baby 2-8-0 consolidation

Looks like a nice project.

Judging from the pictures, these engines were made using Chloe drivers. Julian Vansickle and and company did a similar project in the 1990's in Florida.

Do you know of any designs or drawings for fabrication of West Valley 2-8-0?

John P
by johnpenn74
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Re: 1 1/2 - 3 light signal heads covers

Bob,
Where these faces meant to bolt onto a 1" condolet?

What mechanism holds the bulbs in place?

Do you have a design on paper that you can share?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prototypicality vs. practicality
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: Prototypicality vs. practicality

Jeff, Be careful not to paint yourself into a corner by selecting a flue that is too small. Many a 3/4" and 1" scale engine has been built with flues so small that only propane or other really clean fuel can be used. At some other time you (Or the next owner) may want to change up the fuel or econom...
by johnpenn74
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Prototype Drawings of a Water-Bottom Tender Tank
Replies: 15
Views: 3636

Re: Looking for Prototype Drawings of a Water-Bottom Tender

Fender, I suspect your photograph posted at the top of this thread is a shop modification or rebuild effort, ie probabley no drawings ever existed. If you follow the rivet patterns its obvious that there was horizontal bracing that ran the length of the tank and legs. This was no doubt cut out when ...