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by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 5766

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

You are correct about this. LS mag discontinued the series prior to completion My recollection is that there was a several month hiatus in publishing the 0-6-0 design while the legalities were worked out. In the end, the series started again but Live Steam carried ads for Model Engineer for the dur...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 5766

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Wasn't Moody Braun responsible for adapting the LE Pacific into LE's new Northern and Hudson?

Winton Brown marketed a 1-1/2 gauge 2-6-0 and 2-8-0. I always assumed he was the designer but could be wrong.
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 5766

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

3-1/2" Canadian 0-8-0 switcher, "Caribou." Martin Evans. A book and drawings is or was available. (I have both, anyone looking for copies?)

Gerry Penrose wrote a construction article in Live Steam on Buffalo (I think that was the name), an unauthorized 0-6-0 adaptation of the design.
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 5766

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Maybe you could start a second list of non-steam locomotives? I found this 2010 post by John Grant to the Live Steam email group. Dick Thomas and I built the first pair of the electric locomotives and then encouraged Andy Morrison to start a group to build about 25 copies Dick and I use few plans so...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 5766

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

1-1/2" scale West Valley "baby" Consolidation. I believe the designer was John Grant. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... 5&start=24
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 137
Views: 64012

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The December status report is posted at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/restore/progress-reports/2019_12/index.html This month saw a visit from an engineering firm who donated their services to do an accurate survey of the locomotive's frame and other components in lieu of the time honored methods of...
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

These are machine screw sizes (note the corrections). These are very small and smaller than the pump calls for. The first digit equated to a diameter and the second to threads per inch. 5-40 which is used for a number of fasteners in the pump is 1/8 inch diameter. 000-120 00-96 00-90 0-80 Some table...
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

Most or all of the assembly bolts or nuts and studs are 5-40. The removable piston is secured with a 3-48 nut. The valve keep uses a 1-72 bolt. As for piston rods or any other missing parts, they would have to be custom made. These pumps were supplied as a collection of unmachined castings and small...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 26
Views: 3336

Re: Free 2D CAD Software?

When I selected 3D CAD software I was put off by Fusion 360 not being on my own computer. Not being able to get it to operate on my computer sealed the deal and I went with Freecad. Does Fusion 360 support 2D CAD as well as 3D? NanoCad looks interesting, but I'm a bit reluctant to put Russian softwa...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 26
Views: 3336

Free 2D CAD Software?

The free version of Draftsight has served me well for a number of years, but I lost my copy when one of my hard disks failed. Unfortunately, Dassault Systems no longer offers the free version and says all free versions will cease to run after 12/31/2019. Many of my CAD needs are now met by Freecad, ...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

Brass metric fasteners seem to be an odd choice for something made in the U.S. The prints called out machine screw sizes, not metric. Someone may have built it with metric fasteners, but I would double check to make sure. There is also a possibility that BA screws were used. They are related to metr...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3131

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

The prints called out machine screw sizes, not metric. Someone may have built it with metric fasteners, but I would double check to make sure. There is also a possibility that BA screws were used. They are related to metric sizes.