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by Asteamhead
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

Re: A with Timken running gear

Hello Andy, What a great model of that fanous C&O no. 614! It's built as those Super Powerlocomotives should look alike! I wonder if a good photo of it's locomotive bed can be provided? Would be of interest to learn how the job was done by welding. In every aspect it's worth trying to make it differ...
by Asteamhead
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

Re: A with Timken running gear

Andy, you got it, thank you! It has been intended strongly to achieve an overall look of the frames similar to those unique locomotive beds made by GSC. What I learned on the way was how simple and precise that laser cuting worked out once the construction work was done. Almost no finishing work nec...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

Re: A with Timken running gear

More details how wheels, axle, bearings were assembled by means of a conical device. The additional washers between wheels and bearings seem to be essential in my experiance. They are made from (surplus) ball bearings by means of a handheld grinder tool. It is fixed on the support of the lathe as to...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

Re: A with Timken running gear

To kapullen: Thanks for your recognition and comment! For I was using those conical elements during my work as an engeneer in the servo industy for years, use for hobby purposes was mandatory, too. But just a minority of modelers could be convinced to trust those elements in spite of their obvous ad...
by Asteamhead
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks
Replies: 61
Views: 13655

Re: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks

Just one photo of three different turbo generators. The P&N did run already for about 100 hours at load of 12 V @ 0.4 A @ 6 bars. Steam consumption is about 0.5 pounds per W and hour. Main issues I found are absolutely fine balancing and a reliable sealing (without friction) between turbine and gene...
by Asteamhead
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks
Replies: 61
Views: 13655

Re: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks

Hello All, After browsing this site, one thing I noticed that was mentioned a couple of times was the unavailability of scale working turbo generators. I had the idea the other day of building an out of scale but more functional turbo generator, from say the turbine from a pneumatic hand tool and a...
by Asteamhead
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

Re: A with Timken running gear

Hello Jim, Thanks for your interest! There will be added 2 photos showing details. Soure of those conical couplings was http://www.maedler.de, type BAR 615419 (more conveniant would have been 615420 fitting to the straight shaft of diameter 20 mm). Cost was about 30 Euro. http://www.maedler.de/Categ...
by Asteamhead
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 178
Views: 71002

A with Timken running gear

Hello, When I visited the Railfan.net Forums - N&W 2-6-6-4 by D. Herring, I felt inspired to post some pictures of my A under construction, too. Not as big for it's just of about 1.2 scale but not too far behind regarding state of work this topic may be of interest for you modelers. Look, US locomot...
by Asteamhead
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Construction Photos
Replies: 118
Views: 46308

Re: Berkshire Construction Photos

Hi Steam Chris Yes, the Feedwater heater is just there for the looks... Yours is really an amazing locomotive... Is it 5" gauge or 4 3/4" ? The craftsmanship is outstanding. Where is your track located ? I would love to visit there someday... Thanks for the videos. Dave Hello Dave, That's a wonderf...
by Asteamhead
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE STOKER IS DONE.
Replies: 22
Views: 5051

Re: THE STOKER IS DONE.

More HT photos
Question: who will follow with a famous Northern 7 1/2 " or similar?
P.S. The whole story about the stoker has been puplished in "Gartenbahnen" 3/ and 4/2007.
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE STOKER IS DONE.
Replies: 22
Views: 5051

Re: THE STOKER IS DONE.

HT Stoker photos
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE STOKER IS DONE.
Replies: 22
Views: 5051

Re: THE STOKER IS DONE.

To give some more information to the model of a Standard HT Stoker, constructed for both Y6b and A models, here are added some photos. Scale is 5 " but 1 in 10, thus some 20 % bigger than 1 " scale. All the difficulties and drawbacks you all desribed had been considered by studying the genious proto...