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705 mount with a K36 plow

Dusty
 



My operation scheme is to run large K class engines out of staging and then swap power to K27s, Cs and Ts. Switching with large power will be minimal but potentially necessary. So functional pilot couplers are a requirement. I just acquired the last large K I required. But it has this neat plow....

I made a piece of rectangular 'tubing' using 2 - .080 channels. I cemented strip into one end to provide a solid spot to drill a mounting screw hole. I ACCed the trimmed down 705 shank into the other end of the tubing. Result is a bit low but functional. The problem is coupling to a 714. The screw prevents the shank from pivoting so coupling first bump is intermittent. Me thinks adding shims to each side of the tubing to limit travel and leaving the screw loose to allow slight travel might offer a solution. This highly visible situation is what I envisioned using 705s for.

No way in hell can a 714 be mounted in a close to prototype location without hogging out a major opening.

What has anyone else done?

Dusty Burman 
623 261-8707
 


HOn3 Locomotives and rolling stock for sale revised list 10

Brinton Jones <bmrjones@...>
 

                                              

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Mike Blazek Workbooks and Drawings

John Engstrom
 

Posting this for Mike:

My name is Mike Blazek.  Since the 1970's, I've been doing  drawings for railroad related buildings and structures.

These have been  for narrow gauge roads, primarily Colorado narrow gauge lines, the RGS, D&RGW, C&S, Gilpin Tram, Silverton lines. 

I've also done drawings for railroad related buildings on the SPNG, White Pass and Yukon, and the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes.

These drawings are listed on my website at blazeksplan.com

Also listed on the website are 36 Workbooks on locations on the Colorado railroad sites-generally by town or location but several Workbooks of entire railroads such as the Silverton short lines, and three on the Gilpin lines.

My telephone number is (714) 979-8055. 

My email is mikeblazek@...

I've decided to include this paragraph for you as I may not be able to offer these plans or Workbooks for any length of time into the future.  Thanks.


Re: Hey buddy

Bill Lugg
 

Actually, they're backing up.  It's the engineer in #3 that said that...

On 12/10/19 2:45 PM, Climax@Mindspring.com wrote:
Looks more like a push start, just wait until the engineer pops the clutch!

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Hatch
Sent: Dec 10, 2019 4:41 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Hey buddy


Get the %^((&^  outa the way

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Re: Blackstone K-27

Paul Sturtz
 

Not to belabor this thread but today is a miracle day.  First, my Westside Models Heisler #3 began running like a top after a week of fiddling with installing a new stock type open frame motor.  I haven't touched 463 since the day it stopped running and parked it with the 5 finger switcher as you saw it.  Just for the heck of it, I decided to energize the track, opened the throttle and the sounds came on but I almost ran it into the turntable pit!  It's running again after sitting for a week or more.  Somebody must have sneaked in last night.


Re: Hey buddy

Climax@...
 

Looks more like a push start, just wait until the engineer pops the clutch!

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Hatch
Sent: Dec 10, 2019 4:41 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Hey buddy


Get the %^((&^  outa the way

http://www.railwayeng.com/Northern1.jpg


Hey buddy

Steve Hatch
 


Get the %^((&^  outa the way

http://www.railwayeng.com/Northern1.jpg


Re: Blackstone K-27

Paul Sturtz
 

Now you tell me!  I'll try that next time and thanks for  that good info!
Paul


Re: Blackstone K-27

bob.meckley@...
 

Paul:
    you mentioned using only one tender truck for power pickup. They are opposite polarity. I use a foam cradle and with the engine upside down use clip leads from my programming track to each tender axle and run the engine cleaning the engine wheels.


Re: Blackstone K-27

Paul Sturtz
 

Yup, it's the decoder alright...….


Paul


Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

Robert Bell
 

Tony, what did you use for the tender body?  It looks great!

Rob Bell 


On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 3:06 AM, tonyk537 via Groups.Io
<Tonyk375@...> wrote:
You can get a somewhat lower profile shell with the stock electronics.  These two oil bunkers are al low as you can get over everything.
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Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

Mark Kasprowicz
 

George,

I do not see why not. Provided there is enough clearance for the underside of the circuit board not to foul any metal parts then something like a sugar cube speaker would allow you a few precious millimetres. In fact if the speaker was placed in the coal load pointing up rather than down then the saving could be substantial.
Now if this was a BS K-27 I'd be saying chuck the old board out and fit a TSU2! But the C-19 sound was a big improvement on previous projects as Sound traxx were working with fresh recordings.

Mark K


Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

Jeff Young
 

Fantastic weathering on #64!


Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

Bill Miller
 

Western Rails makes a 3-D printed replacement tender shell that Looks more eastern Narrow Gauge that fits over the tender electronics.    https://western-rails.com/

 Bill Miller

 

-----Original Message-----
From: George Pierson <gpierson@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 11:52 pm
Subject: [HOn3] Blackstone C19 tender modification question

Hi, all,

I'm new to the list so I hope my question has not been already worked over.  I love my Blackstone C19's.  I use them on my Tuscarora Valley RR, and central PA n.g. pike.  My one complaint is that the stock Blackstone tender is a typical D&RGW higher side tender with an air tank.  Eastern 2-8-0's of this vintage often had smaller lower-sided tenders - which is what I'd like to do to my model.  BUT the decoder board is mounted relatively high, necessitating the use of a high-side tender.  This allows for space underneath for the stock speaker frame.

Here's my question: what do you all think of removing the decoder board, removing the existing speaker frame and speaker, replacing it with a lower profile speaker, then cutting down the four posts holding up the decoder board, and re-attaching the decoder board?  This would allow me to use a lower profile tender shell.  

Your thoughts?

George Pierson


Re: Blackstone C19 tender modification question

tonyk537
 

You can get a somewhat lower profile shell with the stock electronics.  These two oil bunkers are al low as you can get over everything.


Re: Blackstone K-27

Mark Kasprowicz
 

That shouldn't have caused the decoder to smoke - it's a simple short! Perhaps a spike in the supply but then why not the whole decoder, just the motor circuit. I'd ask Soundtraxx what they make of it. As for losing the detail, consider removing the bodies before sending off.

Mark K


Blackstone C19 tender modification question

George Pierson
 

Hi, all,

I'm new to the list so I hope my question has not been already worked over.  I love my Blackstone C19's.  I use them on my Tuscarora Valley RR, and central PA n.g. pike.  My one complaint is that the stock Blackstone tender is a typical D&RGW higher side tender with an air tank.  Eastern 2-8-0's of this vintage often had smaller lower-sided tenders - which is what I'd like to do to my model.  BUT the decoder board is mounted relatively high, necessitating the use of a high-side tender.  This allows for space underneath for the stock speaker frame.

Here's my question: what do you all think of removing the decoder board, removing the existing speaker frame and speaker, replacing it with a lower profile speaker, then cutting down the four posts holding up the decoder board, and re-attaching the decoder board?  This would allow me to use a lower profile tender shell.  

Your thoughts?

George Pierson


Re: Blackstone K-27

tonyk537
 

And they are very nice cab doors!


Re: Blackstone K-27

Paul Sturtz
 

I had one lead clipped to a tender axle, the other touching the driver wheel tread.  I just move the driver a quarter turn, clean and repeat.  Accidentally slipped off the driver and touched the frame.  I have done it this way for years but old age and shaky hands caused the slip.  Sounds like a trip to Durango is in the future.  Always afraid they will mess up the details like the cab doors and lose them. Thanks for all the advice.
Paul+


Re: Kadee 705'

Ed Tibbetts
 

I installed 705’s on the pilots of my 6 brass HOn3 steam loco’s. I also found them tight using a pick to uncouple with my 714’s. I do have facing siding drops and picks, but the 705/714 work better then the 714’s mounted without draft gear and a spring. Life’s little trade off’s😊🚂

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