BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

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datman
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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by datman » Thu May 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks!
NP317 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:23 pm
datman wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 4:51 am
Hi,

Is there any proper wheel standards? I have been to a few different websites (http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... l_Standard, https://www.dbc-d.de/gleisstandard.htm) and looked at different plans, there is no consistency. So I am not sure where to go from here.
Thanks
Ian
I would stick with the IBLS standards.
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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by datman » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:57 am

Hi,

I am considering silver soldering brass/bronze on steel for the axle block. Has anyone done this? Steel is cheap, bronze is hard to get in NZ in small quantities and expensive.
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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by Harold_V » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:32 am

While not for a locomotive, yes, I've silver soldered brass or bronze to steel many times. It works perfectly well, assuming you avoid aluminum bronze. It's difficult to solder with the flux commonly used for silver soldering. It, too, may solder fine with the proper flux.

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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by datman » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:05 pm

Thanks Harold.

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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by datman » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:06 pm

Hi,

How much suspension travel should I need at 5" gauge?

Thanks
Ian

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Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Post by datman » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:17 am

Does anyone have detailed photos of a BR55 locomotive which you can share?
Secondly, does anyone have detailed drawings of a Westinghouse brake cylinder used on a BR55?

Many Thanks.
Ian

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