Hi one & all. I'm somewhat stuck with my next project and thought who better to ask than you guys? I fancy building a Baldwin 10-12-D in 7 1/4" gauge - like the ones used on the Ashover (and the Welsh Highland, Leighton Buzzard etc.) but can't find a source of drawings. I know I could take camera & notebook to L B but 'real' plans would be so much better. Any ideas?? Many thanks, Clive.
I can't help with drawings or info, but I can offer some encouragement/empathy.
I am building a 1st W War Baldwin Gas Mechanical 0- 4-0 in 7 1/4. Moelwyn of the Ffestiniog started life as one of these before they added more wheels. I am no engineer, so the CAD and other assorted design and building problems take me a long time to solve. I certainly understand the money aspect, I wish it grew on trees or under benches. Am not in a position to be able afford to make much scrap. I am at coupling/conrod stage, having recently managed through-hardened EN9 crankpins with ground bearing surfaces. I hope to get the jackshaft bearing housings positioned in the next week or so. Then another moment of truth after I have made a put the quartering keyways in the shat itself. Will it still go round?
I though my frames were heavy from 15mm plate!
Keep up the good work. Did you make it to Chesterfield in May. I went, but didn't go into the exhibition until it was emptying, due to playing with a fellow Sheffield member's Sweet Pea. Just got the job of helping Peter Southworth put his stuff back in the car. :-)
Sounds like a grand project! I wish you every success!
I personally was at Chesterfield in May with Dad?s Sweet William Unfortunately my engine didn?t make an appearance, work as no progressed as quickly as anticipated. I need my own workshop hence th house being on the market!
Work in progress:
Bogie Cylinder patterns Frame Stretchers
I?m hoping to have a rolling chassis at Chesterfield in May 2008.
I wondered if it was a reference to me, but having read the post in the link realised it was. Yes, I have made a bit of progress, got the jackshaft in, all the cranks and rods on. It does go round! Phew.
Have been making bits of the brake gear - waiting for a mate to flame cut the blanks for part of the things which hold the shoes. Hope to cast the shoes in cast iron filled epoxy as they are a funny shape and the lathe isn't big enough to swing real castings.