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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: 3275

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: 3275

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: 1676

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: 1793

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: 3344

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 ...
by johnpenn74
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Food for thought

A few years back I worked in the nuclear industry. I do recall one rule, 5059 determinations, I think, where the rule was about a half a page but the explanation, interpretation and application of the rule was a manual about 2 inches thick.
by johnpenn74
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame
Replies: 256
Views: 45080

Re: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame

Gotta add my two cents... I disagree with everyone reguarding either 1) pins of any orientation or 2) Tapped holes 3)nonintegrated keys on binders. As Joe Whitaker once told me, the prototype spent 100 years (1850 - 1950 roughly) evolving the design and fabrication methods. Tapping into the frames s...