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by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Great Choice!! Starting with a smaller, simpler locomotive will help you to progress much more rapidly. Your mentor is definitely steering you in the right direction. Building ANY working steam locomotive is an accomplishment, and once you get done you will realize that you've grown a lot as a machi...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

I have a complete set of paper drawings for the LRR 10-wheeler locomotive. There were no tender drawings that I'm aware of. The thought was that almost any tender of any size or shape would work behind it.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Let's see: Pictures... Glos ten wheeler JPG.jpg This is the LRR Ten Wheeler. If we had more of the cylinder castings, this would be a locomotive that would be simple and cheap to build (comparatively), and it's a real powerhouse too. Those looking for prototypical fidelity need not apply. It is, how...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Paul never built the 4-6-0 from those plans. By that time he was well up in years and he was very slow at moving around and doing anything inside the shop. He made drawings, and Greg Glos from Franklin built the locomotive. It actually uses Allen Mogul drive wheels, and the aforementioned cylinder c...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 1453

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Was that Harry 'Scorcher' Bean's 2-8-0? SP seemed to do a lot like the N&W did. They modified some locomotives, left some un-modified, modified them over a period of time instead of all at once, changed some items only when they had to, switched tenders from older scrapped or retired locomotives, ad...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

That Light mogul that was drawn by Paul Brien of Nashville is actually a re-drawing of the Pershing G. Scott Mogul. It beefed up a few things, gave a huge amount of detals, and used larger rods, but the locomotive is the 'Scotty Mogul'. Also add to the list the Miller Backyard Railroad 4-4-0, which ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

As far as I know, LE never offered an 'official' 2-8-0 locomotive. It had been talked about, but I never saw anything other than a prototype. Maybe Mike V. can comment further on that. However, there have been several examples built using their 0-4-0/0-6-0/2-6-0 parts, and it does indeed make a real...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

I used to work for The Timken Company, but never had any luck getting any drawings from anyone, as those I believe had been turned over to someone else a long time ago. At least that is what I was told. Supposedly, there is a model of the four aces in a small museum somewhere in the Canton, Ohio are...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 1941

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

Steam powered pumps are very temperamental things, especially in this scale and smaller. There are quite a few people who are experienced live steamers that have had a difficult time getting a steam powered pump to operate and keep operating. I know one fellow who built his own duplex pump completel...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 0-6-0 diesel yard switcher
Replies: 15
Views: 3419

Re: 0-6-0 diesel yard switcher

there is one factor for having more wheels on the track... if you have a small slick spot on the rail, an 0-4-0 will lose up to 1/4 of its traction when a wheel hits that spot. A 6 wheel locomotive will lose about 17% in the same scenario, assuming equal weight distribution. because track conditions...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

I had one that I worked on once that the saddle cavity had been poured full of what looked like plaster of paris! It was a mess, and I had to dig all that stuff out of there. They had put everything together, tightened it up, and then just poured the cavity full and let it set up. When I got the thi...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4
Replies: 13
Views: 4270

Re: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4

It is totally different than a L.E. Pacific, which is modeled after an SP design. The PS-4 had smaller drivers and was a little bit smaller locomotive, had the Hodge's trailing truck instead of the Delta. There are several other differences too. Quite a few of the green Southern Railroad Pacifics yo...