Friday, December 30, 2005

Model live Steam Engine Construction

From: "nc-schneiwo7"

I am a model construction amateur from Cologne in Germany. I am very interested at live steam because probably be my father and grandfather was a steam engine driver. I am also taken with on shorter distance (was not permitted). I would like to build a R.C. steered live steam locomotive. As help for build I am searching an American Locomotive 4-4-0 either the CP 60 Jupiter (1195) of the CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD with the classical smoke stack for wood burning, or the AMERICAN STANDARD NR. 119 of the Union Pacific from the time of the development of the wild west. The locomotive is to drive on a scale 1:32 trace 1 track width 45 mm of Maerklin (or 1:22,5 trace G 45 mm LGB) by our garden. Unfortunately I could not find closer information up to few pictures of other 4-4-0 locomotives. Perhaps drawings or plans and pictures with the original masses last very helpfully for this.
How were steam cylinders steered?
On pictures I cannot see steam control to the cylinders.
Does it lie in the drive assembly?
Are there contact or Links to Model railroading in America?

—Wolfgang Schneider


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See the link to the Appleman report.

See the Central Pacific Miniature Live Steam Locomotive Model: Gov. Stanford by John M. Haines.

See model railroad links.

12/30/2005 3:20 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "john haines"

You might want to start with a second-hand Aster "Reno." They were modeled after the 4-4-0 Baldwin locomotives from about 1875. They become available on eBay from time to time and sell for about $2,000.00 (US). The small 'Gauge 1' live steamers can be radio controlled. The steam regulator is a simple screw valve on the back of the boiler inside the cab. In Cologne you should be able to find a hobby shop with people and information to assist you.

Be aware that the small live steamers can be a disappointment in the garden. They make literally no sound from their exhaust and if you run indoors the condensate, oil and water puddles can be a problem.

—John Haines, Benicia, California

12/30/2005 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/22/2007 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see photo of the Jupiter locomotive.

1/12/2023 8:31 PM  

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