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    • May 21, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
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      Yes.... Cumberland Valley

    • May 21, 2016 8:59 AM EDT
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      Dave Taylor said:

      On the second little 2-2-0 ( the one from the book )  Did anyone notice the size of the steam dome?  Its huge, as big around as the boiler.  Maybe it doubles as a storage drum, or something.

       

       

      Maybe it is more like a "T" boiler ? 

       

      Devon  Go for the Garratt ! 

       

      Seeing photos of all these cool little engines with the built on passenger cars I'm looking at a spare Stainz I have and thinking that if I take off the cab and replace it with a small euro passenger car body keeping the rear truck on that it would make a cool little loco. 

      Could it be that easy?

       

    • May 21, 2016 9:51 AM EDT
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      I still want to build a Railmotor.

       

      One of the guys on LSOL told me that he could trust me to find a prototype of a steam powered RDC. But I think the board of directors would like to tour the railroad in style, in an Americanized Railmotor.

       

      Yes Devon, its on the "someday list", meaning it may never get built. But I can dream.

       

      Rooster, ok, I will. I will shut up, for now.

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    • May 21, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
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      Dave Taylor said:

      On the second little 2-2-0 ( the one from the book )  Did anyone notice the size of the steam dome?  Its huge, as big around as the boiler.  Maybe it doubles as a storage drum, or something.

      Dave,

       I think the pics Vic posted are the same loco but not sure. If that is the case it appears as you are correct that it probably doubles as a sanding dome as well judging by the lines and what has been removed under the bell.

    • May 21, 2016 7:15 PM EDT
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      My favorite is still the CVRR 2-0-2

    • May 21, 2016 8:17 PM EDT
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      Todd Haskins said:
      Dave Taylor said:

      On the second little 2-2-0 ( the one from the book )  Did anyone notice the size of the steam dome?  Its huge, as big around as the boiler.  Maybe it doubles as a storage drum, or something.

       

       

      Maybe it is more like a "T" boiler ? 

       

      Devon  Go for the Garratt ! 

       

      Seeing photos of all these cool little engines with the built on passenger cars I'm looking at a spare Stainz I have and thinking that if I take off the cab and replace it with a small euro passenger car body keeping the rear truck on that it would make a cool little loco. 

      Could it be that easy?

       

      Easy Peasy...

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • May 21, 2016 8:25 PM EDT
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      Well, if its going to have a rear truck, like the unit pictured above, then the power unit either has to be able to swivel, or the rear truck needs to be able to slide side to side. The sharper your curves, the more movement you would need.

       

      So, yes its that simple.

      So, no, its not quite that simple.

      This post was edited by David Maynard at May 21, 2016 8:26 PM EDT
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    • May 21, 2016 8:58 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Well, if its going to have a rear truck, like the unit pictured above, then the power unit either has to be able to swivel, or the rear truck needs to be able to slide side to side. The sharper your curves, the more movement you would need.

       

      So, yes its that simple.

      So, no, its not quite that simple.

      Perhaps,

       

      However at this point it is only pure speculation as many threads are!

       

       

       

       

    • May 22, 2016 5:28 AM EDT
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    • May 22, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
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      I kitbashed a steamcoach using a Bachmann combine and a Porter kit from Northeast Narrow Gauge.  I too was enamored with small locos and unusual modes of RR transportation.

       

       

      To overcome the issue with turning tight radii, I designed the 0-4-0 driver portion to pivot as David pointed out.

       

       

      Here's is what the portion looks like separated from the chassis. 

       

       

      I ended up removing the drive system that was part of the kit and replaced it with a Magic Carpet Drive from NWSL.

       

       

      Doc Watson

       

      This post was edited by Don Watson at May 22, 2016 8:03 AM EDT
    • May 22, 2016 8:33 AM EDT
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       It's not steam, but I used a motor block from an RS-3 and some brass to make this little critter.

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    • May 22, 2016 11:02 AM EDT
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      Nicely done Don.

      I hadn't thought about the pivot of the rear truck and motor block.  I was thinking if the body was short enough I could get away with having only the rear truck pivot.  As Rooster said it is only speculation right now.   This one is way down on the To Do list. 

       

      So many projects so little time.

    • May 22, 2016 11:08 AM EDT
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      Todd, I wonder, on a short enough body, if you used a single drive axle, if you could get away without it swiveling.

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    • May 22, 2016 11:30 AM EDT
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      Load the boiler with depleted Uranium and have the back end float, use a long draw bar to the truck to allow a pivot under the floating body ... Easy Peavy

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • May 22, 2016 1:23 PM EDT
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      Oh yea. Sure. Now where did I put that paper bag full of depleted uranium?

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    • May 22, 2016 4:13 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Oh yea. Sure. Now where did I put that paper bag full of depleted uranium?

      I would have suggested lead,but the State of California knows it causes cancer.

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    • May 22, 2016 8:15 PM EDT
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      John, breathing, and just being alive, causes cancer in California.

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    • May 23, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
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      Some of the early Forney s (0-4-4T) had a pivoting rear truck and flange less rear driver... Later ones had both drivers flanged and a pivoting and swinging rear truck. 

    • May 23, 2016 10:21 AM EDT
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      I am already trying to figure out how to do this on my 0-4-4 I get the concept but I have to start building the rear frame and make it so the truck pivots and slides.
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    • May 23, 2016 12:31 PM EDT
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      I mount the rear truck on a bar which pivots under the cab.   The truck has to be sprung to deal with ups and downs on the track. 

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