Valve Gear

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by e-paw, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. e-paw

    e-paw Member

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    I found that designing and building valve gear is very hard:confused:. I am up to try #3 for my CNJ 4-8-0 . :-xI ran out of rivets and had to order more from Trains and Lanes :mrgreen:(my local hobby shop).I was trying to find formulas for the dimensions of the various rods when I came upon this web page :thumb:witch has a cool demo on it. Steam Locomotive Walschaert Valve Gear Animation

    :oops: If you have any experience with making valve gear any suggestions would be handy. :)thanks...
  2. steamhead

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    Patience.....and make sure you build one left, and one right set....Don't ask me how I know....wall1
  3. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    What he said. ;) :cry: