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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 12:53:30 AM »
Steve, 58 has indirect Walschaert valve gear, with the eccentric crank facing the opposite direction from most other US steam locomotives. I don't really know why, but it is interesting.

Jeff, the GE is a 70 tonner built in 1942 for the New York Central, later sold to Standard Slag, then finally Valley Lould & Iron in my hometown of Hubbard.  It has a 250 volts DC electrical system, making it very useful as a genset for powering the overhead travelling crane in the Tod Engine Building.  It also serves as our plant air compressor.

I thought it might be the former Standard Slag unit.

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Re: J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 11:53:46 AM »
Rick, using non standard points and frogs on your switchs is not a problem, you simply need to calculate the radius and length of the closure rail needed for the frog number and point length you are using. Yes you will have a nonstandard switch that will be longer than normal but it will work fine. I have books with the info in them if you need it.
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