1/4 scale traction headlamps

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CanadianSteam
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1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by CanadianSteam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:34 pm

Hey folks.


I’m looking to build a headlight for a 1/4 scale Case 65hp traction engine. Just wanted to see if anyone might happen to have either plans, or examples or traction engine style headlights.

Thanks a bunch, Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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-1/4 Scale 65HP Case Steam Traction Engine.
-American & British Mix Traction Engine "wee-fella"
TSSA Certified Steam Traction Operator

Steve Goodbody
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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Steve Goodbody » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:09 am

Hi there,
Although not Canadian, and perhaps a bit smaller than what you have in mind, I have the design and construction details for the 1/4 scale lamps shown in the pictures below. Send me a PM if you would like me to Email them to you.
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Best regards
Steve

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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Oktrainboys » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi Steve, can you tell me a bit about your steam traction engine? It looks like a 3" or 4" Foster? We're does it live and when what's is built?? Here is our 4" Foster in Oklahoma. Thank you, Mike

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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Oktrainboys » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm

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Dick_Morris
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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Dick_Morris » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:22 am

If a generic 16" oil burning headlight will work versus something specific to Case, try this one from the Norfolk & western Historical Society. Their prices are reasonable and they offer quick service.

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=47870

Jack Bodenmann shows how to make one starting on this page -

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... &start=204

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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Steve Goodbody » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:38 am

Hi Mike - your Foster looks great and they're an excellent and solidly reliable engine.

Not wishing to hijack the thread, in quick response the engine is the 3" Allchin "Ruby Swann" built in the 2000-2010 timeframe by the late Tony Meek in the UK. Tony's workmanship was superb, he won gold medal at the Model Engineer exhibition with his 1" scale Midland Single loco, and the Allchin was featured in Old Glory magazine in 2011. It's presently located in New Jersey and will make its first outing to the NJLS this spring.

Best regards
Steve

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Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

Post by Oktrainboys » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks for the info. Steve, and congratulations on getting her out this year. I doubt anyone would complain if you posted pictures of her first outing.

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