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Thread: Unusual Oscillating Cylinder Locomotive
20/10/2018 13:10:09


Another US firm building oscillating cylinder locomotives was Filer & Stowell of Milwaukee. The company eventually focused more on sawmill equipment.

The locomotives varied between 0-4-0 & 0-6-0 wheel arrangements. The cylinder pivoted on a trunnion, coupling to the leading crankpin.



Thread: A little distracted from LBSC
30/08/2018 08:56:07

Hi. I have enjoyed reading through all the posts in this thread, and have been very impressed by Dean's work. I have been wondering if some of the difficulties encountered in making all the parts fit in the CAD environment revolves around the difference between being able to draw in 2D and 3D making all joints, mating surfaces and measurements fit exactly and the way in which some of LBSC's designs ended up being made with parts made "to fit" or "to measure" after the major assemblies had been manufactured from the "Words and Music". Adding in the odd dimensional error will only make things more interesting...



Thread: Hackfly Requires a Rebuild says LBSC
30/08/2018 08:47:42

Hi. I have the full set of articles for Hackfly and having thought it through I can see what Mr.Turpin was aiming for. There is mention in a couple of places of the Festiniog Princess being used as a "muse". Obviously very different in detail but the character is kind of resembled. In addition though the outside steam chests drew criticism, for machining it must have seemed a better idea than the inside steam chest between the frames of the FR prototypes. Overall it is an "odd" design, and it has made me wonder how many, (if indeed any) were ever started and completed.



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