old style streamline passenger cars

Glenn Habrial
Associate Member
Posts: 1242
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:00 am

old style streamline passenger cars

Post by Glenn Habrial » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:24 pm

With it raining this weekend, I spent the weekend shortening the coupler arms on 5 of my old streamline passenger cars (without interiors). On thing I noticed, the truck bolsters were not mounted to the car body in the same place for each car.
One was a quarter inch different from the other end on the same car.
Have other people noticed this? Each truck arm had to be custom measured.
Now I have 3/8th inch clearance instead of approximately 1 1/2 inch clearance between cars I had before.
there was a break in the rain Sunday and I test ran two of the cars and the clearance worked on all the curves including on the reverse curves.

R.J DeBerg
Associate Member
Posts: 12836
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:00 am

Post by R.J DeBerg » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:31 am

How about some pics? Later RJD
President and Chief Engr Dakota and Southern

Kevin Kavic
Associate Member
Posts: 877
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:00 am

Post by Kevin Kavic » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:30 pm

Did the same to mine, looks a lot better. I also lowered them. Now what to do about
the interiors?....
Kevin
Brushy Mountian Railroad

Paul Rose
Associate Member
Posts: 777
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2000 5:00 am

Post by Paul Rose » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:11 am

Why not go all the way with it, build working diaphrams, and close 'em up
all the way...
Paul R...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Paul R...

R.J DeBerg
Associate Member
Posts: 12836
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:00 am

Post by R.J DeBerg » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:45 am

I did as Paul did but I used USAT diaphragms worked good and did no need to modify the couplers to do. Later RJD
President and Chief Engr Dakota and Southern

MParsons
Associate Member
Posts: 501
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:03 pm

Interiors for Streamliners

Post by MParsons » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:59 pm

With all the talk about 3D computer printing, It would be nice (and probably profitable) for someone to come up with a design for replacement interiors for streamliners and 3D print them and make them available to us.

My take is that basic design - molded seats integrated into a floor insert, would do. Could nclude those end of car toilets as a closet style extrusion.

Alan Lott
Associate Member
Posts: 5715
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:00 am

Post by Alan Lott » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:03 pm

The 3d printing interest is gaining in our hobby. It is just a question of time before many parts and accessories become commonplace in my view.

That can only be good for us hobbyists. ;)
Alan
Member OVGRS

http://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
http://www.buckfast.org.uk
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
US diplomat & reformer (1884 - 1962)

Glenn Habrial
Associate Member
Posts: 1242
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:00 am

Paper diaphrams

Post by Glenn Habrial » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:53 pm

Paper diaphrams can be easily made if you follow the instructions in this month's "Steam in the garden" magazine. I was thinking about making a set for these.

R.J DeBerg
Associate Member
Posts: 12836
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:00 am

Post by R.J DeBerg » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:34 pm

Only problem with paper it will be prone to moisture. Stick with the tried and true. Later RJD
President and Chief Engr Dakota and Southern

Paul Rose
Associate Member
Posts: 777
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2000 5:00 am

Post by Paul Rose » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:16 am

FWIW to anyone, the ones pictured above were made from foam rubber insulation
strips, with the plates being black plastic... Not real proto-typical looking up close,
but from more than 3-4 ft they look fine, and they work fine too... Today I would
likely use something else for the job, but 20+ years ago when those were made,
they seemed a pretty good choice at the time... The couplers on those cars R
body-mount 819 Kadees, (an 820 w/wide swing kit)...
Paul R...
Paul R...

Post Reply