3/4" USRA Pacific

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3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by UKlocoNut » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:19 am

Guys

I am presently rebuilding a Pacific built by the Late George Hildreth of Waushakum Live Steamers.

The basic chassis is a little engines pacific with sand dome, cab, steam dome and running boards made to look like a USRA Heavy Pacific.

I believe the prototypes locos were deliverd to Erie RR.

Ken C of Waushakum from whom I obtained the loco has indicated the above.

The photo below was taken at PVLS, does anyone know when, also does anyone have any more history, when it was built, etc.
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I have made a new copper boiler and rebuilt/replaced many parts that were worn.

I will post some more pictures of the rebuild in the next few days as she approaches completion.

Thanks

Keith Wood
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by backyardrails » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:28 am

Keith
Can't wait to see it run. Our club is pulling out all stops with 4-8-4's, 2-8-4's Pacifics, Hudsons, you name it.we got it. 3/4" scale is making a comeback.
Bernie
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by UKlocoNut » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:07 pm

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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by tsph6500 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:56 pm

UKlocoNut wrote:Latest Pictures.
Looking good Mr. Nut. :)
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by backyardrails » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:25 am

Real Nice Keith. I hope Steve Bratina approves? :wink: Where is he anyway?
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by SilverSanJuan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:43 pm

That is some beautiful work on the rebuild. Looks real nice.

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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by tsph6500 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm

UKlocoNut wrote:I have made a new copper boiler and rebuilt/replaced many parts that were worn.

I will post some more pictures of the rebuild in the next few days as she approaches completion.
Did I post the photos from the day we worked on the boiler?

It was only one day of the many Keith put into the boiler and project but I enjoyed it.
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by elm53 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:15 pm

Nice job Mr.Wood. I am sure Both Georges approve[ Hildreth and Dimond]. At the Jersey meet that locomotive was in 3 plastic tubs. Are you working on a Guiness record for loco restoration? Can't wait to see her in steam again! WELL Done!!!!
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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by Brian Tusin » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:46 pm

It looks great Keith, hopefully I will be able to make it to MLS next year and see it in person.

Brian

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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by Pat Fahey » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:22 pm

HI

Pat WLS, the pacific was the first engine that George Hildreth built , I think he built her in 1960 or 61 ?, the engine did run at the old Ashland track . The old steel boiler came from a hydraulic piston . The shot at PVLS good be early 60's just a guess .
Did you find any broken taps , or holes of different sizes on the rebuilt . Looks like she is coming along nicely , Old George would sure be proud .

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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:56 pm

Picture was taken some time between the early 6O's and prior to 1972. The seaming bay roof was brought to PVLS fom Danvers in early 60's form what I have herd, and the track was rebuilt around 1972, using guard rail post and a member coated all the ties with black roof tar & kerosene mixture, which is not there yet.

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Re: 3/4" USRA Pacific

Post by JBodenmann » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:44 am

Hello My Friends
It's wonderful to see these 3/4" engines coming back to life. You have done a great job on the old gal. 3/4" is such a wonderful scale. It was heart breaking to see the small track at Los Angeles Live Steamers with weeds growing through the rotting ties back in the 1980's. Nowadays the small scale track is where it's at, with more steam than the 7-1/2" line during some of the meets. Next month I hope to start the grading for the high line up at Ponderosa. (The new place is on Ponderosa Drive) And I just like that name, it conjures up pleasant childhood memories. My mom literally jumping up and down on the couch hollering "get em' little Joe". I'll keep you posted on the high line progress, and a after some preparation hope to have some fun work days.
Jack

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