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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 11411

Re: A Long Term Project

Steve, Work of Art! Thanks very much for posting your photos.

Where did you find those remarkable clover leaf valve handles and that nifty Vacuum gauge?

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 273
Views: 86765

Re: Woodinville Shops

Saturday, December 7th. Grand time with our local 15” gauge railway working group end of year meeting and steam up. More like a fun steam up and express run, with some discussion thrown in at the end. Nice video of the board members traveling over Grizzly Pass on the Northern Express. Heart pounding...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Keith, thanks much for the info. Both are interesting bits of the Cagney legacy that are not well known. Pretty cool to tie all this together here on Chaski.

Any idea what ever became of the 18” ga loco? Does it still,exist, do you know?

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 13206

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, just looked a photo of the part - enlarged view of the base. It’s not a lathe compound mount, as I first thought. Looks more like an old shaper vise base of some sort...very much doubt if it would work- no swiveling center post and the the beveled ring /grove is absent. Appears to be a Franken...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Limited room for steam.

I believe boilers don't need "room for steam" since steam is released from the hot water to maintain pressure. What is needed is enough height between the bubbles on top of the water and the throttle opening so that only steam goes to the cylinders. Full-size locos measure this distance in feet, us...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Good call, Harold. Yep, they do look like different engines. Same design but different builds. I missed the details looking at my postage stamp size pictures. Seems like there may have been three of these built as amusement rides. Also, I received an email this AM that suggests the Pacific above was...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Here’s a photo of the Tiny Tim (courtesy of J.R May) while still in operation. And a pic of the Cagney Pacific. Notice the similarities in the cylinder castings...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Hey, thanks Marty! J.R. says it’s not an actual Cagney production loco, but a kiddie ride built by Bob Parr, who was the last Cagney employee. Apparently it operates teathered to an electric cord connected to a light pole in the center of a small circle of track. Traditional pre WW2 kiddie ride, lik...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 13206

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, do you have the bottom half of the compound tool holder? A local guy here in Seattle has something that might fit. Let me know and I’ll ask him. It would be a freebie.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Cagney Electric Train Set

A fellow on Facebook has just posted the rarest Miniature train set in the world- an electric/mechanical Cagney amusement park loco. I’ve never seen photos of this before - indeed these photos maybe the only that exist! Apparently Cagney only made three of these, although they did advertise mechanic...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 3827

Re: Flat Car Plans

Very interesting that you plan to build your RR as a working road. Working roads often changes the dimension of what you do and how you build your equipment. One issue with gauge is there are some limits to how wide you can built with each different gauge. Build to wide a car and it tips over and sp...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Flat Car Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 3827

Re: Flat Car Plans

Flat cars are pretty easy to free lance. All you really need are the general dimensions. Here’s a couple of construction photos for my 2.5” scale (12” ga) flat car build - based on a 40’ flat car this came out to 8’ x 32”. Same basic thing as 7.5” gauge. Just half again bigger. Note: in 7.5” ga, thi...