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by NCNG#7
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 11388

Re: Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine

Hi Loco 112, over the weekend I went over to a fellow modeller who has a wealth of books in his collection. He does not have the titles you mentioned, but a "Locomotive Dictionary" featuring various diagrams of air brake systems used in the old days. In case we can figure out which type was used on ...
by NCNG#7
Thu May 28, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 11388

Re: Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine

Thank you guys so much for providing already this lot of information. I am really curious what Brian's further research in that matter brings up. But first of all, I wish you all a very enjoyable memorial day weekend. Hopefully with bright sunshine, some BBQ and plenty of railroading time in every r...
by NCNG#7
Fri May 22, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 11388

Air brake system on C&C/SPng/NCNG #7 engine

My NCNG#7 project saw some further progress lately. (Pictures will follow soon) After getting all the components cast required for the brake rigging, I mounted both main air reservoirs under the running boards and connected them with "piping" as visible on the few pictures on hand. At this point I g...
by NCNG#7
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Backhead details on 8-22C, 4-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 12543

Re: Backhead details on 8-22C, 4-4-0

Andrew, thank you very much for browsing your collection in search for shots of #7's backhead. I highly apperciate your effort doing this and asking Herman by the next occasion. Thank you for your kind words about my work. You are definitely right, that there will be few people able judging the diff...
by NCNG#7
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Backhead details on 8-22C, 4-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 12543

Backhead details on 8-22C, 4-4-0

While waiting for brass castings to build up the brake rigging, I started detailing the backhead of my NCNG #7, 8-22C. I do not have any information about the particular prototype, but took the diagram for NCNG#5 in the PSC-catalog as a guideline. In this diagram I find the valves for train and engi...
by NCNG#7
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: HOn3 NPC 21 Comes Alive!
Replies: 3
Views: 13040

Re: HOn3 NPC 21 Comes Alive!

John,

excellent work!! I am looking forward seeing it painted and finished starring in a somewhat longer clip.

Too bad it is available in Hon3 only. :( I would love to have it just for the odd appearence.

Florian
by NCNG#7
Fri May 30, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NCNG #8 whaleback tender
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: NCNG #8 whaleback tender

Brian, Andrew, not long after submitting my post, I got the idea that the meaning of "R"-class may have been for "rectangular tank". So it is great to have it proofed right by you as experts. Furthermore, thank you very much for bringing up more background information about this particular and obvio...
by NCNG#7
Wed May 28, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NCNG #8 whaleback tender
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: NCNG #8 whaleback tender

A couple of days ago, I got my copy of Bob Bader's book. I think it is a must have for all interested in SPng. Even for me, who is actually on the NCNGRR track, there is a lot of information about equipment that ended up in Grass Valley. But what type of components were used to build up NCNG #8's wh...
by NCNG#7
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: NCNG Tank Cars X104/X105
Replies: 7
Views: 15388

Re: NCNG Tank Cars X104/X105

Do not worry about that, I could not spend that much time in that matter either. At least I could send a request for a quotation to a casting company about the hardware unique to these cars. Thank you very much for talking to Herman about my observations. With the information provided by you, I assu...
by NCNG#7
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: NCNG Tank Cars X104/X105
Replies: 7
Views: 15388

Re: NCNG Tank Cars X104/X105

Meanwhile I found some time to do further work on the tank car project. By this occasion I checked the size of the wooden parts in the kit. They are slightly larger than Herman and Tom's measurements on the prototype, but this could be corrected by sanding them down. Or replacing them with more prec...