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by Curtis_F
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6402

Re: Waynesburg & Washington

Jeff, Sorry for this barrage of questions rather than answers; About how big is the Box Car? Inside or outside frame? Have you dated the photo? Do the cars in the photos look like new arrivals? The way you mention the gondola body and trucks being marked "15" makes me think of shipping labels to mak...
by Curtis_F
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Bachmann 4-4-0 for the Carson and Colorado
Replies: 24
Views: 33268

Re: Bachmann 4-4-0 for the Carson and Colorado

Sometimes the Baldwin specification sheets can be a bit frustrating.... C&C 1-4 had 41 inch drivers. Case in point of how frustrating they can be, the #4 was delivered from the factory with 44" drivers. This is based on photographic evidence and Southern Pacific shop records. There has to be a reas...
by Curtis_F
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Historic Map Works
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Historic Map Works

I was supposed to be cleaning up files on my hard drives yet some how ended up delving through Baldwin Spec books and looking online for maps of long lost ROWs. On the bright side I stumbled across this website which provided several hours of fun: http://www.historicmapworks.com/ They have quite the...
by Curtis_F
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Hammond passenger car trucks?
Replies: 2
Views: 2254

Hammond passenger car trucks?

The Colusa and Lake Railroad had a few passenger coached built for them by the Hammond Car Co., did Hammond also build their own trucks or would they have been bought from another manufacturer? If from another manufacturer, then who? If built themselves, do any examples survive or drawings exist? Lo...
by Curtis_F
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6822

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

Here's an over simplified reference guide to the development of "Swing Motion" in Engine Trucks:
Swing_Motion_Types.jpg
Cheers,

Curtis F.
by Curtis_F
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6822

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

Alco used a trailer design that mainly supported the frame directly by means of a plate on the truck sliding on a plate on the frame. SV 2-8-2 s, K-28s and K-37s all had this crude but effective design. It accounted for a smooth ride. Slather on the gear lube, though. John, Thank you for the first ...
by Curtis_F
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6822

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

cast steel delta link equipped commonwealth style trailing truck (did I get all those typically Std gauge terms correct hehe. Trailing Engine Trucks are a rather over looked area of research regardless of gauge. Type: Commonwealth "Commonwealth" is a type of frame design/construction developed and ...
by Curtis_F
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6822

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

On the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 2-6-2's the trailing truck was also used for guiding when running in reverse which they had to do when working the branches. Chester, The vast majority of trailing trucks, regardless of gauge of locomotive, do guide the locomotives as well. Though generally to a ...
by Curtis_F
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive suspension systems
Replies: 12
Views: 6822

Re: Locomotive suspension systems

On early 4-4-0's (1850s - 1870s) is was not uncommon for the Engine Truck to be a rigid design with a bolster in the middle which would allow it to pivot around it's center point. When this was used the front drive wheels were Blind (no flanges) so the locomotive guided on the 4 wheels of the Engine...
by Curtis_F
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: OR&L Builders drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 4230

Re: OR&L Builders drawings

First off, sorry, no drawings of No. 111. And now I know for certian. Thank you! We're trying to put together a listing of the available drawings but there is a huge amount of stuff to go through. We also have to figure out which drawings go where. There are some aspects of historical research I'm ...