Build a Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive

Update posted by Lisa Milne On Sep 19, 2015

... I've been working on a 5" gauge loco for the past month or so, an old Blowfly chassis that had been hidden away in the workshop for a number of years. As such I've set up a much smaller campaign to help finish it, while putting this one on hold for the time being. https://gogetfunding.com/need-a-lathe-to-help-my-da...

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Update posted by Lisa Milne On Jul 16, 2015

I've recently noticed that the loco that started it all for me, the first 15" gauge loco I ever saw, is now for sale again; going quite cheaply too at around $90000, but it's still well out of my reach.

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Update posted by Lisa Milne On Jul 03, 2015

The workshop has been cleared, cleaned, and organised; so it's now ready to start building a loco in. Current first stage aim is $1000, which will buy some drawings/plans, and 24 metres of 10kg/metre rail. With this I'll make 4x3m sections which will give both something to build the loco on, as well as an easier way to get supplies from the street to the workshop (with the help of a smallish workshop wagon to push on it). The plans are for the Heywood valve gear I intend to use, as well as some dimensions that are needed to finalise the mainframe design before they can be cut (wheel profiles and standards, coupler centre height, etc). While I could take an educated guess, using the dimensions of an existing loco design will be considerably more reliable.

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Good luck and I wish you all the success with the project

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