Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

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KarolyKele
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Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by KarolyKele » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:12 am

Hello All,

I'm looking for drawing and/or dimension information of Plymouth diesel/gasoline locomotive radiator cell caps and their placement (gaps between them). Was it standardized for all models or varied depending on the engine?

Thanks,
Karoly
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NP317
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Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by NP317 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 am

Plymouth designed and built many different locomotives, with as many unique radiator designs.
Some drawings should be available somewhere online.
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Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by Mark Landgraf » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Karoly,

This style of radiator is generically called an artillery style. They were made by the Modine Company. The first to adopt this individual sectional radiators was Milwaukee Locomotive Co in about 1922. By 1925, Whitcomb was using them and Plymouth by about 1928. The individual cores are about 5 inches square and as tall as needed. Coincidentally, it was at the same time, all of these manufacturers also adopted the Cast Name in the top Radiator header.

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY

KarolyKele
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Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by KarolyKele » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:12 am

Thank you for all your help!

Train Guy
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Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by Train Guy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:11 pm

The 12-ton loco we have has headers 3 and 5/8 by 2 and 7/16 with a gap of about 3/16 between them. If that helps.
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KarolyKele
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Re: Drawing or size of Plymouth radiator cell caps

Post by KarolyKele » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:56 am

Thank you very much Train Guy!

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