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by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Looking for some advice on this 3 axle driver design. Thinking about welding up an articulated 6 driver boogie for the pedal power side of the bike train. The rear axle is articulated off the middle of the 4 driver wheel front portion. The two front wheels can pivot up and down independently of the ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Quick followup. Finished turning four bearing insert replacements for the drivers. Each turned to .002” oversized for a press fit. BB5B117F-3566-4C75-8265-81B26222B62F.jpeg Also a snapshot of some hobby tooling for 12” gauge. At least when these babies drop on the floor, Its possible to see them, so...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

So, moving ahead with the wheel assemblies for the 2-6-0 bike train. Over the last few days, Knocked, pounded and drilled the old 3” roller bearings and axle stubs out of the primary drivers. One was frozen into one nasty ball of steel, grime and rust. Absolutely wouldn’t budge. Beat on it with a sl...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Asteamhead! Fantastic. Glad someone else has picked up the Challenge!

I’ll bet you could put a little boiler in the frame, Maybe build a little steampunk cab from foil, and set it out on a Journey!

:D :D :D :lol:

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 79
Views: 45697

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

I kind of like the larger rivets and larger spacing. Seems like it gives it a more realistic look. Now perfect scaling is fine as well, super detailed modeling is certainly an art form! But your tender looks like it’s just ready to high ball down the tracks into the night.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling #8 Rebar
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Drilling #8 Rebar

no worries, Hiya, welcome to the forum! Interesting question! Perhaps you can gives us a little more info about what you want to do. What diameter hole in the rebar? How accurate/concentric needs to be the hole? What other tools or materials do you have available. It’s generally feasible to drill re...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Iam with the others, how many decades did the cart run around the track with this design? I would duplicate the existing design and try it out. Likely there is an appropriate range of torque you should apply. The bearings will know how to work at the proper pre load.
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Iam with the others, how many decades did the cart run around the track with this design? I would duplicate the existing design and try it out. Likely there is an appropriate range of torque you should apply. The bearings will know how to work at the proper pre load.
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help what is this and how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Help what is this and how does it work?

Probably doesn’t need a check valve, if the oil squirts into the steam line before admission into the cylinders. The line could be (see below) plumbed into the steam intake piping in the smoke box, way before the line splits and hits the cylinders. You are probably much better off with an auto lubri...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

302 in the last photo is a whitcomb 45 toner. The first photo is 65 ton. I’ve asked about the builder of the first loco, as Iam not sure - might be a GE... should know in a day or two .. we had to come back to Wash early, so followup is by txt, and Hawaii finally went on lock down yesterday or today...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Side view of #302. (44 ton Whitcomb)Just arrived back in Hawaii at the Ewa yard, earlier today, after a mainland rebuild and repowering.
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Not a 1200 but the Hawaii Railroad Society has four center cab road switchers in 36 ga. All ex-Navy motive power, originally made for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Railroad. Built during WW2. All are Whitcombs, I think. Maybe one or two are GE, just not sure. Can’t post any pics just now. Intrnet ...