Search found 72 matches

by squandt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: print for throttle for 4-8-4 Little Engine in 1 1/2 " scale
Replies: 1
Views: 558

print for throttle for 4-8-4 Little Engine in 1 1/2 " scale

Hello all, I am looking for the following,a print or picture of the throttle control base from Little Engine 4-8-4 northern,Mr Mike( a great fellow) of High Iron,sent me a copy of the dwg#19-b to resize to 3/4" to fit my 4-8-4 engine.The print shows the base casting with very few dimensions,what I n...
by squandt
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.

Hello all, I am looking for a print to build a reverse and throttle quadrant in 3/4" scale for my Little Engine 4-8-4 northern ,I have the booklet for building the engine from Little Engines, drawing is very hard to make out, it is small and hard to read. I am looking for one's that use cut stop's n...
by squandt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: inverted-rocker lateral-motion device
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

inverted-rocker lateral-motion device

Hello all, Dose anyone know of a print or information on this , I have seen this in a few books and pictures,I would like to use it on my engine if it can be made that small, the engine is in 3/4" scale 4-8-4 northern,any help would be great.
by squandt
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: camelback loco in full size in Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

camelback loco in full size in Ohio

Hello all, I got an email today from the roundhouse in Sugarcreek Ohio ,they just got a camelback loco ,if you look for the web site there is a picture,plus the story about how they got it. :P
by squandt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: strange fastners
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

strange fastners

Hello all, does anyone know of a chart or the like's that show's the comparison of american to british thread's? I have a print that calls out B2 B4 etc bolt's , and I wish to know how big they are so I can replace them with american thread.Any help would be great
by squandt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 17
Views: 4971

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

:D Thank you for reminding me about that book, Mr Simms of the old Littltengines of California told me of it years ago and I down loaded it to a CD years ago ,I still have it so I looked at it and there is all I need to get going again .Thank you for the mind jog. :D
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 17
Views: 4971

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

I have been looking in as many places I can for an engine that is the same or close,the boiler is 5 1/2 "diam, 30" from the front tube sheet to the rear bulkhead /firedood sheet. The cylinders are 1.375 x2.875 wheels are 5" this is a 4-8-4 northern from Little Engines in 3/4" scale I got in 1982, as...
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 17
Views: 4971

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

3/4" scale is what I am building I have the book you are speaking of,What Bill Shields has told me is that every engine needs to have an axle pump fitted to its own size after you do the math to get the right amount of water it will need to pump.That is why I am asking around to fine the math I need...
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 17
Views: 4971

how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

Hello all, I am trying to find any articles about the design of axle pumps,I have been emailing with Bill Shields about it and he has started me on the quest to find all I can about them. Anyone out there who may have info please chime in.
by squandt
Tue May 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Breaking Small Drill Bits
Replies: 13
Views: 4506

Re: Breaking Small Drill Bits

I worked in the thermoforming industry, we made molds to make plastic parts that needed many many vacuum holes in them. We used #60 bits to drill up to 1/2 inch deep vac holes, we pecked and pecked and pecked till we got thru,on a mill with tons of oil( water based) only ever broke 1 bit in 15 years...
by squandt
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil cups in scale or close
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

oil cups in scale or close

Morning, dose any one know of a suppler of scale oil cups for drive /side rods? I have looked for what come's up if you Google them no luck,any help would be great. :)
by squandt
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

plex dose no have the crosslink that polycarb dose,the parts that the company I worked for made from polycarb were used in the medical testing area,it had to stand up the being autoclaved,pressure up to 500 psi and acid .I don't know if you can put it under steam or not,butair will not hurt it,have ...