HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

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kvom
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by kvom » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:00 am

I had a ride behind this engine yesterday at CSP&P track. You'd think it was a speeder - crazy fast and a good puller.

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:43 pm

kvom wrote:I had a ride behind this engine yesterday at CSP&P track. You'd think it was a speeder - crazy fast and a good puller.
Thanks Kurt, it was great fun to put a load on it (nothing personal by that comment). I took a video of one of the runs and will post a utube of it.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by John_S » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:50 pm

Sorry I missed you and the loco at the CSPPRY track Fred. I was out there today getting my mogul prepped for next weekend when I'll be running for extended family.

Was hoping at least some of you all would still be around today!

Glad to hear that the new loco is running well!

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:52 pm

Hey John, sorry I missed you too. Things kind of broke up Sunday and I had accomplished what I needed to do.
Catch you next time.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:17 pm

Here is a video from Canton. Beautiful track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODxLOBN78nw

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:04 pm

Made a shovel over the last couple of days.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:16 am

I never was happy with the whistle valve. It always leaked and dripped water on the dome. So I got a gas cock from the junk box and made a prototype T valve.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:14 am

Brakes
This week I made a brake valve and an ejector. I have a diaphragm actuator on the engineers car. It is a damper control form a GM truck and works well. I'll run a rubber hose from the ejector to the car.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:37 pm

I just realizes I had not posted pix of the slate car. I plan to paint the 2 riding cars to match as this is the Dinorwic quarry color for their cars.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by prlawiii » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:01 pm

Where did you get the plans for the brake valve?
Just starting an Allen Mogul
renewing a Marie Estelle

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by lucius Gale » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:22 pm

Hello all! I am new here but I just joined because I am considering purchasing the Reeves Hunslet set of drawings and package deal castings. I am looking for information from anyone who has possibly used their castings and also comments about the drawings. I have machine shop experience and own my own home shop including a Grizzly 12" lathe and Charter Oak (very large RF45 type) milling machine and lots of tooling. Would the Reeves castings generate a machine about the size of the one in this thread? I am located in the U.S. and the track that is close to me is 7 1/2 gauge so I would need to build the loco slightly wider than the 7 1/4 gauge the plans are designed and I would appreciate any thoughts on that. Thank you in advance. L.G.

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:47 am

Lucius, that would be the Milner Hunslet in 4" scale. That is what this engine is. The drawings show dimensions for both 7 1/4 and 7 1/2" ga.

The castings machine nicely but some of them have a lot of extra iron that has to taken off. The biggest problem is machining the cylinders. My 4 jaw would only grab the end by about 3/16" which I didn't trust so I built a fixture to hold them. It was troublesome too but worked.

The drawings had many errors but I think they have been updated to correct them. I'll send you a PM with my email address. Write me if you have any questions.
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