Romulus build

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Fred_V
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Ash Tuesday. Ash pan that is. Wed. I'll add the damper to the rear. The short lines that are brazed are cut lines. This allows me to make bends by hand since I don't have a heavy duty brake.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Busy day today, ashpan finished, injector plumbed, axle pump plumbed, pressure gauge fitted and a footplate and water control valves fitted.
Big day planned for Saturday. I'll take Romulus to the local track for a test run!!! I don't have a tender so I'll run plastic tubing to a bucket of water. It will be fun. Oh, I finally got the lubricator primed. Had a fussy check ball and wouldn't pump. It does now.
check out the injector. That is an Enos Yoder original design; a very talented builder.
I hope to post a video on Sunday.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Builder01 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:40 pm

Good going! Have fun on Saturday! Keep us posted!

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:48 pm

That injector is funky looking. Im curious to see how well it works, looks like one of those fluky British designs in the picture but that says nothing of the internals
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:13 am

He said it works well and that Enos had built many of them. It is very nicely made and by the size of the cones should put out a lot of water. I don't know how it would respond to hot water as in a saddle tank engine.

Enos is quite a craftsman and has built 16 or so engines all of the style in this photo. Nice looking engines.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:45 am

That locomotive looks familiar... at least parts of it do.

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Scott, this one showed up at Mid South a few years ago. This guy built it from Yoder drawings.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Sat. was a success, the engine ran great!! It took some debugging and 3 fireings before all was well and I was able to get on the track. I had to run it on the axle pump but that was fine once I got the air purged.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE1orBJ ... e=youtu.be



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Re: Romulus build

Post by Builder01 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Congrats! Nice video. Your coal shovel is pretty fancy!

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:47 pm

Today I fixed bugs from the Sat. run and made brakeshoe hangers. Linkage Tomorrow.
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Re: Romulus build

Post by Kimball McGinley » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Can you tell me about those brakeshoes? I am looking for some like that!

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Re: Romulus build

Post by Fred_V » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Today I made the brake shaft and the drop links that hang on it. Also made the manual knob for applying the brakes and the big nut that connects it all together. Long day but lots got done. Just need to make 4 clevises and the connecting rods to tie it all together. These brakes apply via compression rather than compression and are only on the rear axle (per the prints). I did do a different kind of actuation method. But:
That's the brakes!!
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