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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2020 04:36 pm
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" I think the more unique, the merrier.

The photos are all related,
since they are all internal combustion converted locomotives.

Please add content as you see fit "



I'm pleased to say I agree with Don !  :thumb:

The free spirit of Freerails !!  :cool:


Thanks for Posting those Gerold.  :)



What I wanna see more of, as well, is all the other 'goodies' in Dons scene !  :cb:





I do love the 'Ludlow & Southern' ^^ I.C. 10-wheeler ...  :old dude:

... but the general size, of such a contraption, doesn't suit my tiddley little R.R.  :f:


So it's good to see some small I.C. 'steam locos' ...  :)

... that have been  "cobbled together"  as Gerold nicely puts it !  :P


Of course, with a few technical considerations, ones own 'prototype' could be  "cobbled" ...

... Now where did I put my ol'  0-6-0  & that spare 1:35 Caterpillar D7 engine of mine ?  :Crazy: 



???  :brill:  L:



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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2020 08:28 pm
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Hi folks,

A fantastic model of a superb prototype.
I am still working on my "shaysel" and hope to post some new pictures soon.

A question just struck me,
most diesels in the US used a generator and motors, instead of a mechanical transmission.

How did the steam engines that were converted to diesels deliver their energy to the wheels?
Was there some kind of gear train?

Wolfgang


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" How did the steam engines that were converted to diesels deliver their energy to the wheels?
Was there some kind of gear train? "


Hi Wolfgang  :wave:



Check out Gerolds interesting Posts on Page-2 ...





... the photos show chain-drive & reduction-ratios on this 'I.C. steam-engine'.


I guess it is optional to have 'cylinders' or not.  ???


It depends I guess, on how easy they were to remove ...

... & also possible traction weight ?  L:



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Si. wrote:
I guess it is optional to have 'cylinders' or not.  ???


It depends I guess, on how easy they were to remove ...

... & also possible traction weight ?  L:


Think with the limited power she had,
the weight wouldn't have been essential.

However, this is a massive casting, which carries the front of the boiler, 
way beyond any removal attempts of the average shade-tree mechanic.  

You need a really BIG blowtorch for such a job,
preferable propane, an acetylene torch won't do.


BTW, does anybody recognise the V8?
It's 100% a gasoline motor from the fifties.

Check the bulbous air cleaner,
and the exhaust manifold should identify make and type.

Lincoln 430 MEL engine comes to my mind. 
25 years ago I would have known, did a lot of tinkering on such engines....
But memory is fading.




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" However, this is a massive casting, which carries the front of the boiler, 
way beyond any removal attempts of the average shade-tree mechanic "


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It's interesting, that since the boiler is no longer needed, that can now go too !  :us:

Indeed, that is exactly what the 'Ludlow & Southern' did ... 





Since the cab would then probably be in the wrong place, that could also go as well ...

... leaving the VERY stripped down look ^^ we see here, on the 'L&S' 10-wheeler.  L:


I guess there is a kinda weight distribution, between new fuel-tank & I.C. engine ...

... the front truck, sans boiler, with new "cobbled" engine mounting additions.  :shocked:



:pimp:    Pimp my pony !    :java: :P :dt:



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