5' or 7' 48er

 
  Alco King Train Controller

Location: sydney
Dose any one know where i can get plans for an Alco Goodwin 48 class loco in 5' or 7' Question

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  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

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Dose any one know where i can get plans for an Alco Goodwin 48 class loco in 5' or 7' Question
"Alco King"


You will have to get plans of a sort; ie 1:87 or 1:1 etc... I doubt 5' or 7' even has been done. You will need to get plans to scale and draw up new plans with accurate angles from the plans you have. I suggest trying Australian Model Railway Magazine (AMRM) they seem to have lots of different plans in there.
  Tecoa Train Controller

Location: Sydney, Australia
You can get a plan of the Alco 48 from Australian Railway Historical Society at Redfern.

The Plans are called Datasheets by Greg Edwards about $6.60 each.

Tecoa.
  Alco King Train Controller

Location: sydney
Thanks i will try your sugestions. Very Happy
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dose any one know where i can get plans for an Alco Goodwin 48 class loco in 5' or 7' Question
"Alco King"


I hope you have browsed alot of the topic here. I would suggest you read these two threads, starting with:


7 1/4 Railways

then wade through

EL57

the topic:

the engine
may also help.


There is a nice 45 class at Lismore, NSW that shows what a 48 might be like (I know the 45 is bigger than a 48) - no links at the moment I'm afraid.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia


There is a nice 45 class at Lismore, NSW that shows what a 48 might be like (I know the 45 is bigger than a 48)

Regards,
David Head
"dthead"


Found the picture......

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~DVR/dvrphotos/458181.jpg

(seen visiting DVR one day)

Regards,
David Head
  philbert metaSHAFT Developer

Location: In the conservatory, with a candlestick
I've also been looking into a gauge convertable 830 (DL351 model).  A 1.5" scale model could have broad/standard gauge bogies for 7.25" or narrow gauge bogies for 5".  Some rough gestimations would suggest that the body would be similarly sized to the 5" 422 from AME, so similar innards could be used.  I'd be inclined to drive the bogies via a shaft through the bolster though, as this would simplify bogie removal for gauge change.

Given the relative complexity of manufacturing the bogie sideframes (16 compensating levers ... uuuurgh) I'd plan on having 'swapable' frame stretchers (of different widths) and axel/wheelsets.  This would also allow for compliant AALS wheel profiles for the different gauges.

Any contact details for the mob in redfern with the fullsize plans?

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