Roger Goldmann drivers received

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Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by Harlock » Thu May 29, 2014 12:59 am

I received a set of drivers from Roger a few days ago. Communication throughout was great, emails always answered, price was right. It did take a while to get enough people to do a foundry run, and the foundry took about twice as long as originally planned, but none of these things were a problem for me as I ordered them way in advance of when I would be able to get to working on them. They are replacement drivers for the MEG.

A big thanks to Roger.

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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Thu May 29, 2014 8:51 am

What is wrong with the drivers on your Meg?
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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by DJSteamer3017 » Thu May 29, 2014 11:09 am

Mike,
Those will look better on the MEG. You should add this to your MEG thread. Can't wIt to see the results. Thanks and Keep on Steamin' My friend!!

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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by Harlock » Thu May 29, 2014 9:14 pm

Benjamin Maggi wrote:What is wrong with the drivers on your Meg?
They are all-machined box-poc drivers, discs with a few big holes in them. Something simple that MEG Steam came up with to git-r-done, and more matching the European prototype it was based on. These are more appropriate for an Americanized engine.

The current drivers have worn flanges and will need re-turning. Instead of doing that I will take care of the aesthetic problem at the same time. The axle boxes also need a complete re-do, I recently had to add a ton of shim stock to them because they are rattling around in the pedestals, and the axles were made wrong and allow for a large amount of side to side movement on the front axle. So all of that is getting completely re-done. The MEG was hiding a lot of problems when I bought it, and it's time to knock off the remaining ones with the drivers and axle box setup.
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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by DJSteamer3017 » Thu May 29, 2014 9:50 pm

Harlock wrote:
Benjamin Maggi wrote:What is wrong with the drivers on your Meg?
They are all-machined box-poc drivers, discs with a few big holes in them. Something simple that MEG Steam came up with to git-r-done, and more matching the European prototype it was based on. These are more appropriate for an Americanized engine.

The current drivers have worn flanges and will need re-turning. Instead of doing that I will take care of the aesthetic problem at the same time. The axle boxes also need a complete re-do, I recently had to add a ton of shim stock to them because they are rattling around in the pedestals, and the axles were made wrong and allow for a large amount of side to side movement on the front axle. So all of that is getting completely re-done. The MEG was hiding a lot of problems when I bought it, and it's time to knock off the remaining ones with the drivers and axle box setup.
Mike
Are you going to set it up like John has on his Darjeeling?

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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by Harlock » Thu May 29, 2014 10:54 pm

DJSteamer3017 wrote:
Harlock wrote:
Benjamin Maggi wrote:What is wrong with the drivers on your Meg?
They are all-machined box-poc drivers, discs with a few big holes in them. Something simple that MEG Steam came up with to git-r-done, and more matching the European prototype it was based on. These are more appropriate for an Americanized engine.

The current drivers have worn flanges and will need re-turning. Instead of doing that I will take care of the aesthetic problem at the same time. The axle boxes also need a complete re-do, I recently had to add a ton of shim stock to them because they are rattling around in the pedestals, and the axles were made wrong and allow for a large amount of side to side movement on the front axle. So all of that is getting completely re-done. The MEG was hiding a lot of problems when I bought it, and it's time to knock off the remaining ones with the drivers and axle box setup.
Mike
Are you going to set it up like John has on his Darjeeling?

David
Likely yes with adjustable coil springs rather than the rubber bumpers, given suitable clearance availability. It's a night and day difference in ride quality.
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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by DJSteamer3017 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Mike,
Any updates on these drivers?

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Re: Roger Goldmann drivers received

Post by Harlock » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:29 am

Nope not sure if they will be done for the triennial or not. It's a lot of work. Finishing car projects first.
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