Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

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c.p.huntington
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Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

Post by c.p.huntington » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:20 am

Here is an update:

Several things have happened since that photo was taken. I now have my own house
with a garage that can be used as workshop. No more borrowing space from
friends and relatives. The only problem is that the garage is unbearably hot
in the summer limiting the time that I can work on the locomotive.

Lately I've mostly been working on finishing off a 1870s gondola riding car. I've
almost completed painting the car as can be seen in the attached photo.

The engine has been run on compressed air several times and tested by pulling
a single car a short distance. It has been fired up once and moved carefully
about 2 feet back and forth on the stand shown in the photograph below.

The next step will be to build a hand pump to feed the boiler when
the engine is not moving. My first attempt produced a pump that didn't
work very well and was a bit too large for the space inside the tank.
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Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:18 pm

You should also seriously consider getting one of Anthony Duarte's small-scale injectors and installing it on the locomotive when those become available. That, along with your hand pump, would give you three methods for adding water to the boiler. I can guarantee that you'll love having a properly sized injector on that locomotive once it is up and running.

Our club has a L.E. Baldwin mogul (1870's style) that has a Superscale Chicago injector on it. I'm seriously thinking about swapping that out for one of the smaller ones. Right now, you turn the injector on for about 8 or 9 seconds, and then you have to turn it back off because you've lost 15 to 20 PSI in your boiler! Your glass is pretty full now, but that pressure will drop quick from such a large injector and a small boiler. Injectors, like all other methods for adding water, should be sized to the needs of the locomotive they are going on.

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Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

Post by Fred_V » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:05 am

c.p.huntington wrote:Here is an update:

Several things have happened since that photo was taken. I now have my own house
with a garage that can be used as workshop. No more borrowing space from
friends and relatives. The only problem is that the garage is unbearably hot
in the summer limiting the time that I can work on the locomotive.
I've been there (live in north Florida) but I now have a window AC unit in the shop mounted in a hole in the wall. before that I had one of those 4 foot dia. attic fans on a roller stand. They really can move some air. Also put some insulation in the roof to block out summer heat.
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Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

Post by jessebanning » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:40 am

Anthony's 3/16" injector will be perfect for that engine. We are also producing the box car out of oak. I had to switch foundries due to lack of return times. We are slowly getting inventory back up for all engines and also have some slick new 3D printed parts for the engines as well as other modifications to add weight and increase performance.
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