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SteamHeaton
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« Reply #20 on: Aug 28th, 2013, 10:14pm »
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awesome, thanks for posting the pics Bobby.

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« Reply #21 on: Oct 21st, 2013, 8:42pm »
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Rumor mill has it that a boiler build has been started.  

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« Reply #22 on: Oct 22nd, 2013, 3:15am »
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Sounds like time to warm up the camera

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« Reply #23 on: Oct 26th, 2013, 11:41pm »
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New throttle linkage.

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« Reply #24 on: Oct 26th, 2013, 11:42pm »
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New scratch built cow catcher.

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 26th, 2013, 11:44pm »
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Fire box tube sheet.

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 26th, 2013, 11:48pm »
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What you guys don't know is that while Peter has been working on the Niagara, he also stripped down the back half of the Mohawk to repair a bad fitting. He had the Mohawk running today....... perfectly.  

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« Reply #27 on: Dec 15th, 2013, 12:36am »
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Update: work has been done to the pilot beam and cow catcher.

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« Reply #28 on: Dec 15th, 2013, 12:38am »
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The firebox has been tack welded.

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« Reply #29 on: Dec 15th, 2013, 12:12pm »
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Thanks for the update! It's gonna be a beast!
 
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« Reply #30 on: Dec 17th, 2013, 6:48pm »
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What a nice looking locomotive!!  
 
I'm in the process of searching around for castings to build a 4-8-2 mountain and was interested if anyone knows if Pete is using castings readily available or if they were custom cast.  I am particually interested in the cylinders and some of the spring rigging such as the brake hangers.   I was also curious what the two ports on the front of the cylinder saddle just inboard of the valves were.  I've seen these on a couple different cylinders but have never seen anything connected to them.
 
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« Reply #31 on: Dec 18th, 2013, 9:27pm »
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Hi Jerome,
I can't answer your question about where Pete got his cylinder castings, except I believe they are commercial castings, not custom.  
Believe the ports on the cylinders are for connecting the exhaust steam lines to the feedwater heater.


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« Reply #32 on: Dec 18th, 2013, 10:07pm »
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Thanks Dan.  The idea of using them for feed water heating never occurred to me.  The prototype of the locomotive that I'm looking to build has a protrusion in the cylinder casting at this location which made me curious.  I guess in that situation they never bored for a port since it doesn't have a feedwater heater.
 
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« Reply #33 on: Dec 19th, 2013, 4:32pm »
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Jerome,
You might want to check out the cylinder casting for the USRA Pacific offered by Roger Goldman:
 
http://www.livesteamlocomotives.com/pacific_castings.html


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« Reply #34 on: Dec 19th, 2013, 8:10pm »
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Dan,
 
Thanks for the suggestion.  I spoke with Roger earlier this week and so far they seem to be leading my list. Although it is a short list given the options I have found so far.
 
Jerome


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« Reply #35 on: Dec 19th, 2013, 8:31pm »
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Hi Jerome,
Why don't you start a new thread on your project? We'd like to see what you have in mind!


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« Reply #36 on: Dec 22nd, 2013, 10:50pm »
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Sorry, just found this one back from June…without the noise of the compressors…enjoy!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PJpJXkroOs


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« Reply #37 on: Dec 23rd, 2013, 10:36am »
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on Dec 22nd, 2013, 10:50pm, BCRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Sorry, just found this one back from June…without the noise of the compressors…enjoy!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PJpJXkroOs

 
Much better! Thanks for posting it!
 
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« Reply #38 on: Dec 26th, 2013, 6:15pm »
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on Dec 19th, 2013, 8:31pm, Dan Watson wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi Jerome,
Why don't you start a new thread on your project? We'd like to see what you have in mind!

 
Dan,
 
Would be happy to once I pull the trigger and start buying pieces and officially get this project on its way. Hopefully around February 2014.  This year has been spent researching and shop building and spending time getting acquainted with the local live steam club here in St. Louis.  My plans are to model the Frisco 1500 mountain class locomotive in 1.6" scale.  The museum here has #1522 that ran excursions back in the 1990s.  It is very similar to the #1527 to the following link - minus the red on the drivers.  
 
http://www.rgusrail.com/alslsf1527.html
 
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« Reply #39 on: Dec 27th, 2013, 11:32am »
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Jerome,
Check your private messages.
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