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by Nik3v
Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Santa Fe gas electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

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by Nik3v
Wed May 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Santa Fe gas electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Santa Fe gas electrics

I owned a 7.5 model of the Santa Fe m-190. It was acquired in Phoenix I think in the late 90’s. Your info is correct as I sold it to a gentleman I believe from Iowa where it was subsequently destroyed in a garage fire.
I am currently. I will try to dig up some pics, but it may take awhile.
Kevin
by Nik3v
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 5592

Re: Favorite train movie

Runaway train
“And your gonna clean that itty bitty spot and if you can do that, you can do anything”
Jon Voight
by Nik3v
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting train ride
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: An interesting train ride

Thanks for the heads up Greg. I do quartz mining in Arkansas and end up in Tucson quite often. May take that trip.
Nik3v
by Nik3v
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Morris switcher trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: Morris switcher trucks

Daris, Thanks for the suggestion. Mr. wright was a master. The IBLS has a wandering locomotive book here http://ibls.org/files/Wandering_Locomotive_Books/Lee_Wright_and_Lees_Trains_20130714.pdf It has most of that same info. I’ve read through that as well as the link you included. The exact info I c...
by Nik3v
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Morris switcher trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Morris switcher trucks

So now that we worked out that one 8hp kohler should be sufficient for my PA I have a question about my other project. Several years ago I purchased a set of Morris switcher trucks with the intention of build an electric powered unit. Does anyone have pictures, drawings, or suggestions as to the dri...
by Nik3v
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Thanks guys. This will greatly simplify my plumbing.
I will look up the Parker catalogues you mentioned.
by Nik3v
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

There’s something I hadn’t even thought about. These are set up in parallel with a tee and lines to each truck. Would plumbing them in series be a better choice? I do understand the extra restrictions in elbows, tees, and such. I know about electric in series and parallel, but not so much in fluid. ...
by Nik3v
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

No offense taken. Just brought to mind the H.O. Discussions about switches being an electrical item. I only just recently learned about the schedule 40 pipe not being suitable and it was a thread on here I believe. Did not know about the hydrostatic drive. Always thought hydrostatic meant it was all...
by Nik3v
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Well, At least I have turn outs in my track work and not switches. I do know about the pipe fittings. This is the way I received it and I will be replacing them. That’s one of the reasons for the original question. So I would know what fittings to order. Most likely going to remove one oily engine. ...
by Nik3v
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Air filters are on the list. There are intake openings in the body opposite the carbs. At the very least I can sandwich some filter media in there. I could put in valves to isolate either engine. Not sure I need valves as I’m not sure fluid will pass through the vanes on the pumps backwards. My bigg...
by Nik3v
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6221

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

5D57CDF1-ABB9-4922-8D66-25B188C7C063.jpeg Yeah I didn’t think it necessary. Well built I guess but will gain a lot of real estate taking one motor and pump unit along with hoses out. Here’s a photo. Both pump outputs to a cornfield meet in a 1/2 tee. Tee feeds an electric proportional control valve...