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Turbo generators?

Post by PRR5406 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:37 am

I'm looking for a functional turbo generator to mount on my 1.5" scale locomotive, to produce about 12 volts.
Used is good, as long as it operates.

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:32 am

No kidding.

They just vanished into thin air....

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by Harold_V » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:37 pm

makinsmoke wrote:No kidding.

They just vanished into thin air....

Brian
That's interesting. What's a selling price, assuming one can find one?

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by 765nkp » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:36 pm

I have sold 2 working ones (Pyle national) 1.5 scale. One for $1200 and one for $1000. I have 2 more but I am keeping them at this time.
Watch on ebay, they show up from time to time. Normally around $1200
Good Luck


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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by makinsmoke » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:29 pm

No idea Harold.

Midwest Model Steam Products sold one for a while but their website is gone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMd40wLgNvA

Someone else sold one in 2-1/2" scale but I can't find that website anymore now either.

An Aussie firm was selling castings only in 1-1/2" scale on Ebay, but the photo looked like one of Barry Hauge's pages and he doesn't have it in his catalog anymore.

One would think there is a market...
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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by LMS6100 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 pm

http://www.nelocoworks.com/ They say they are developing a working one, but that was as of 2009, so who knows.....

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by Harold_V » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:52 pm

765nkp wrote:I have sold 2 working ones (Pyle national) 1.5 scale. One for $1200 and one for $1000. I have 2 more but I am keeping them at this time.
Watch on ebay, they show up from time to time. Normally around $1200
Good Luck


Tim
Thanks, Tim. I'm shocked at the price, but they are a work of art.

I have one that has never been mounted to an engine. Hope to use it some day.

Thanks for your reply, Brian.

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:37 pm

nelocoworks is still there.

His castings are very nice.

I don't know where his 'functional' model stands.
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by mjahn » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:44 am

Speaking of nelocoworks, is he still producing pyle headlamps? They're not on his website anymore and howard gorin's pulled his headlamp off his website last time I checked... are we losing another loco appliance?
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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by shayloco » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:16 am

mjahn wrote:Speaking of nelocoworks, is he still producing pyle headlamps? They're not on his website anymore and howard gorin's pulled his headlamp off his website last time I checked... are we losing another loco appliance?
Bill Shields wrote:nelocoworks is still there.

His castings are very nice.

I don't know where his 'functional' model stands.
Why not ask nelocoworks? (me).

Turbogenerator and headlight molds/patterns have been sold to Mike Venezia: highiron@aol.com. Contact Mike for info on these and many other accessories he has.

I recently received some bell kits from Mike, very nicely done.

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by Howard Gorin » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am

At this time I am one part short of shipping complete Pyle-National headlight kits.
I am also working on remaking the Pyle-National MO-6 turbogenerator
The turbogenerator will require one new master pattern and new rubber molds.
I am also looking into a better design for the turbine wheel and generator.
These items were originally by Francis Moseley and incorporate most of his original tooling

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Re: Turbo generators?

Post by PRR5406 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:38 pm

Any projection on a sale price? I understand the need to re-coup the investment of materials, skills, and time, but $1200 knocks me on my keister.
Sometimes I think an inexpensive, functional, mass produced, but not "pretty" piece of equipment would be a service to the hobby. Just one viewpoint.
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