A few of my other projects

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

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    My 8x10 layout in progress

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    Rpp GP35

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    Modelpower GP38 ( unpowered)

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    ? F7A phase II Regeared and remotored (VCR motor)

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    Looking good, glad to see you got the photo deal figured out!
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yes Ray!!!!!! The layout is looking good and I love seein' those black diesels!
    Ralph
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    here's another, This was a Tyco C630, I chopped the nose and scratchbuilt the frame and trucks. The sideframes were cast in wax molds out of resin.(unpowered)

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    A Tyco gp20 (unpowered) I don't like to use the phrase "dummy" it's an insult to the locomotive.

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    This is a live steamer I've been building. Yes HO scale. It does run. I've ran it on 20 PSI of compressed air. i am having problems with the boiler though , can't get the fire to go through the flews.

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    Hi Ray,
    That HO steamer is the coolest thing yet!!
    I have a small idea for draft induction: run a very small tube from the top of the boiler up into the stack. As soon as you start to build pressure, the venturi effect will draw air into the smokebox from the firebox.
    How much steam would be wasted I don't know, but it could be effective, if it will fit. I believe venting the cylinder exhaust up the stack has this same effect in 1:1 scale! :) :)
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    That's an idea I'll have to expariment with. I put this project on the back burner thinking it was back to the drawing board with the boiler.
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Lee Valley used to sell a toy boat with a "steam engine". It consists of a boiler and two pipes sticking out the back of the boat. A candle was placed under the rpimed boiler, and then the boat was set in the water. Once the boiler heated, the steam was expelled out the back, pushing the boat forward. The vacuum created would then draw more water into the boiler. The boat makes a great put-put sound.

    I don't know how this might help you, but it is the smallest steam engine I have seen...

    You might try their web site - www.leevalley.com . I did not find it, but sometimes their search engine works in mysterious ways.

    Andrew
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    Hey Ray,Looking good! That old Tyco GP20 looks very good..One of the best make overs I seen in some time.COOL! :D
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    Hey , I saw one in action at a train show. I think if you put a loop of brass tube in the firebox with check valves on each end it may draw water from the bottom of the boiler and push steam out the other end to build presure in the boiler. that with the draft system to draw the heat and smoke through the flues may work. It could also work as a pump to fill the boiler from the tender.
    Check these out Brakie.

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    This started out as an AHM GP-18, Regeared by replacing the double-start worm with a single-start worm giving it an 18/1 ratio.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Ray

    Great photos. Looks like your layout is off to a good start. It is nice to see Penn Central equipment. It brings back childhood memories and the fact that some one else also models the PC. Great going on your various locomotive projects also.
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    Glad to bring back some good memorie for you. Where abouts are you in Pa. ? I can remember the Pennsy (diesel era) , PC , CR and P&LE running around the Beaver Valley Pa. area. , Lots of RR action in that area.
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    Anyone else model P&LE?
    Athearn/Cary SW1500 HEAVY

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    This RS3 began as an AHM RS2

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