Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

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Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by dnevil » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:11 pm

There is an ebay auction for a Baltimore & Ohio 5300 in 1 inch scale that claims to be based on Doug Alkire's design.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163967469755?ul_noapp=true

It includes a set of drawings. Are Doug's drawings preserved anywhere?

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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by Andy R » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:30 pm

Daris,
I have the Alkire drawings for the 5300 in 1 in scale.
I also have the Coventry drawings for the 5300 in 3/4 in scale.
I have lots of photos from two visits to the B&O museum.
PM me your snail mail address and i'll mail you a CD with the stuff.
Andy

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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by Doug_Edwards » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks for posting the url to the auction. Interesting stuff.

I don't know what Doug Alkire used on his loco, so can't comment if the loco in the auction follows his or not, but the top casting in the lead truck is a casting from the "Doc Fixit" patterns for the SP A-6 atlantic. This is not the lead truck design that would have been under the B&O president class, as the lead truck used under the A6 class was retained from the A3 class they were constructed from. That lead truck design dates from about 1906. You can see this lead truck design on the SP Atlantic on display in Griffith park in LA. Fwiw.

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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm

The boiler is a mess...
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by NP317 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:31 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm
The boiler is a mess...
It looks like bronze brazing rather than silver solder. Low heat issues evident on the top rear?
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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by Harold_V » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 am

NP317 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm
The boiler is a mess...
It looks like bronze brazing rather than silver solder. Low heat issues evident on the top rear?
RussN
Could be Sil-Fos, judging from the color.

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Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Post by Gary Armitstead » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:07 pm

A member of Los Angeles Live Steamers now owns Doug Alkire's 5300 President Washington. This member brings the engine to the club anytime there is a 1" scale "Steam Meet". STILL a beautiful model after all these years....very well maintained :).
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