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by Lonnie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: help identify these stationary engine castings
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: help identify these stationary engine castings

Looks to be an axle pump
by Lonnie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: What is it?

Looks like car frame measuring Gage's that are used on a frame straightener with a laser. My company built parts for them years ago.
by Lonnie
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 440 stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: 440 stainless

300 RPM is what I would do with some kind of coolant.
Lonnie
by Lonnie
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Diesel electric

I am learning!!! After spinning this monster and putting a voltage to it I did make power but I burned out my power supply that I excited the fields with!!! So a couple of conversation with so welder , genrator repair guys I know and it was explained real plain that the winding on the field ate big ...
by Lonnie
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Machine Tools for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Machine Tools for Sale

All of the machines have been sold and are being picked up on 7/15.

Lonnie
by Lonnie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Diesel electric

I am trying to go with the genrators speed to control the wheel speed somewhat like the full size do. I was working on it tonight. The Kubota is a 20 HP and I am hoping to get 100 amps out of the forklif motor. I am going to run the motor with my lath and see what I get before coupling it to my engi...
by Lonnie
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Diesel electric

Ok I think I have enough other stuff caught up so I can start on this. I have taken the forklift motor apart for inspection and found a bad bearing. A little cleaning out and sanding the armature. This motor is series wound and I believe I will need to split that and excit the fields with a 48 vdc t...
by Lonnie
Fri May 06, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: rotary table
Replies: 10
Views: 10180

Re: rotary table

I would go as big as I could for ease of clamping.
Lonnie
by Lonnie
Tue May 03, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Diesel electric

I think I will not to need to run the engin rpm up over 20% of the motors rpm rating to get the voltage and amps I need. One I determine them max rpm I need to operate I will dial the governor down on the diesel. This being said the toque curve on this little engine is pretty good 1600 rpm.
by Lonnie
Mon May 02, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Diesel electric

Thank you guys for replying. My 48VDC fork truck motor is rated at 1400 RPM I will direct drive it to my engine that is set for a max of 2900RPM. There will be a 20% lost in the DC output but I should be able to make that up with RPMs. My traction motors are 48VDC 1000W (electric scooter motors) I p...
by Lonnie
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel electric
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Diesel electric

Has anyone done a small water cooled diesel engine coupled to a 48vdc forklift motor to drive there diesel locomotive? I am starting this. The power plant is a 12 hp Kubota. I can mount a motor cycle radiator horizontal on the ceiling of the locomotive with electric fan. The forklift motor is a 6kw ...
by Lonnie
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SD-70 Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 6909

Re: SD-70 Plans

Looking for plans and files for this locomotive