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by thunderskunk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

I'm gonna throw this right back in this thread, and bear with me. What's the boiler called in Marty knox's photos above where the firebox is inset from the rest of the boiler, making a keyhole shape at the back, versus the boiler that has the angled mud ring and the firebox walls are tangent to the ...
by thunderskunk
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Adjustable gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Adjustable gauge

Hey folks, I've seen a few engines for sale where the owner says they can regauge the locomotive from 7.5 to 7.25 somewhat easily. How does this happen? Do you design it with 1/8" space on either side starting at the crosshead and leave spacers on either end of the drivers? I just read the post on t...
by thunderskunk
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anybody need Canadian blueprints?
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Re: Anybody need Canadian blueprints?

Hey folks, What an adventure! Made my way up to the Ingenium archives today, and I'll tell you they could not be more accommodating. I had an archive assistant personally helping me look up and sift through the drawings by number based on an original prints list by CPR. All very well organized, and ...
by thunderskunk
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?

Is it common to use aluminum for the trucks, or would the casting just be an outer casing with a steel bolster, pin, rocker assembly and inside bearings?

They don't let me out much, sorry.
by thunderskunk
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

It is good advice. I plan to pick my battles, just not 'wisely.' Probably end up faking the rear end of the boiler, as that's probably a little too far above my head. The linkage, on the other hand, will more than likely be the death of me. Fundamentally, I'm building the engine for me, and while I ...
by thunderskunk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

You guys are the greatest, don't let anybody tell ya any different. I should have started asking questions on here years ago. Berkman, good catch. I've spent a long time wallowing over what locomotive to model, and the only one that grew on me was the light pacific. That, and anything longer or heav...
by thunderskunk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

I'm just gonna fess up and say I haven't the faintest clue. I'm sure there's some 9" pipe hiding out in the darkest recesses of the known world, and worst case I can do whatever I did for the gusset sheet, be it rolled flat stock or "faked" with boiler jacketing. While my hopes and dreams say to not...
by thunderskunk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

To answer some of the dimension questions, here's my draft erection drawingfor 1.5" scale. I am... torn between 7.5 and 7.25 gauge. I'm in the North East, so the places in Canada, PVLS, and Washukum are 7.25, but everywhere else seems to be 7.5. 1.5 scale erection drw draft OS.png I do all my drawin...
by thunderskunk
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anybody need Canadian blueprints?
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Re: Anybody need Canadian blueprints?

Honestly, I did not know where and what the 1201 was, and now I do (thank you, btw). I've found a few hundred construction and maintenance photos of it, which helps. I got a hold of Ingenium, which is their new name for the Canada Museum of Science and Technology. They've got a list several pages lo...
by thunderskunk
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12354

Boiler Construction Questions

Hey guys, I'm going through all the preliminary design work for the light pacific I want to build. I've read Mr. Nelson's book with his section on boilers, and still have more questions. How do you form the "raised" section of boiler? Not sure if there's a name for it. I can't tell if it's a concent...
by thunderskunk
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anybody need Canadian blueprints?
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Anybody need Canadian blueprints?

Hey guys, somewhat new to the forum. I'm going to be doing a build of the CPR G5 Class, a 1200 series. I'm broker than broke, so I'm taking a trip up to Exorail in Québec to look through their archives for prints. If anybody's looking for something that might be in their pile, let me know and I'll p...