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Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby JoeMalinchak » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:16 am

This is my first running prototype of my 4-6-2 TGauge Pennsylvania Steam Locomotive. It uses a 3.2mm motor for power. The motor is a hot one out of a Mini Vapor model airplane servo brick. I use them in my micro airplane designs. I have designed many model airplanes over the years, but designing a TGauge steam locomotive has been a challenging task. With the release of the steam wheels from TGauge.com I was very excited to start on this project. It has been in the planning stages for some time, but the project stalled as I was waiting for the release of the valve gear from TGauge.com. I also was not sure on what gears I was going to use and the right gear ratio for them. I want to thank Siegfried for his thread on his wonderful BR01 steam locomotive, and for the link to the company that sells the gears. I used the M0.15 gearwheels with 17 teeth, and the wormgear M0.15 1.6mm.

To construct the chassis frame I laser cut a material called Garolite. It is a thin fiberglass composite material.

I also made the tender frame out of Garolite, and I am using it to power the engine.

The body will be made using the same technique I use on my planes. I put in lots of time on the graphics and I am almost done with them. I made a test version that fits over my frame.

I still have lots of work to do on her, but I am really happy that she is running!

Joe.
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby JoeMalinchak » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:19 am

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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby JoeMalinchak » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:32 am

This is a sneak peak at my work on the body. It is just a prototype, and the final version will look much better!

Joe.
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby Slarge » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:03 am

Well if that doesn't inspire a whole load of people I don't know what will!! Awesome! :D
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby rail450 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Hi Joe,

is it possible to get a tender frame set of laser cut Garolite ?

For my 1st running tests I want to use your tender.

BR,

Siegfried
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby JoeMalinchak » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:50 am

Hi Slarge,

I hope my work inspires people. I love pushing the limits on what can be done, and to inspire others to do the same.

Hi Siegfried,

I will be happy to cut you a set of my tender parts to use for your tests. I designed it to use the transmission bogie P-036-01. However, I can do one better. If you give me the dimensions of your tender, or a drawing I can cut one up that fits your locomotive. Send me an email at joemal@echoes.net

Joe.
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby mattd10 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:14 pm

Incredible work! What more can I say!
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby mattinair » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:21 am

Wow oh wow !!! :D
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby Ozrail » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:28 pm

This makes me envious on so many levels. :oops:

Huge congrats to you. :)
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Re: Pennsylvania 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive.

Postby ivanf » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:31 pm

very nice!!! :)

and makes me want to dust of some old projects.

thanks for posting.
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