Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by joetrain59
 
Hi,
Does anyone have any drawings, photo's, measurement of the smoke lifters used on the C420's?
Thanks.
Joe
  by nyandw
 
The 1977 LIRR Equipment Diagrams: C420
C420-Equipment-Diagram-LIRR-1977..jpg
Maybe this can help extrapolate the dimensions needed?
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  by joetrain59
 
Thanks Steve. I'll see if anyone base a N scale 3D print from what's shown here, so far.
Joe
  by RGlueck
 
I had to guess-ti-mate a set on my big C420. Sometimes that's all you can do, but for N scale, they're going to be mighty small anyway!
  by joetrain59
 
I know what you mean Rich. Might just alter some styrene channel. I've got every release in LIRR that Atlas made.
Still have horns to move off the roof on some, too.
How is that huge C420 coming?
Joe
  by Backshophoss
 
Find an HO scale model of the L-2 by Atlas in one of the LIRR schemes they did the lifters in HO scale!
  by joetrain59
 
Well I model in N scale, but I'll have to get on Atlas' case to see if they are willing to make them in N.
Very intersting.
Thanks,
Joe D
  by RGlueck
 
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She's done and running on my back yard line. I occasionally take her on the road, too. I'd like to bring her to LI Live Steamers, but the motels are priced out of sight for retirees. I should mention, several of us travel in a herd when we visit. I love to see LI power modeled.
I have some parts for a G5s in the garage, but not nearly enough to build one -yet. I am working on an FA1 at the moment, which will appear as a CNR unit. It should weigh about 700 pounds when finished.

-RDG
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  by joetrain59
 
Wow, that's awesome Rich. What's it powered by?
I contacted Atlas, no plans for N smoke lifters.
Joe
  by RGlueck
 
The P54B seat car has two deep cycle auto batteries in parallel. These run to the controller of an electric wheel chair, which , in turn, runs two 24 volt electric motors, one on each truck.

For the FA1, I am going to use a similar power system, but I am hoping to get controls rigged up on a panel, with lever potentiometers, gauges, and directional controls. etc. The other option is R/C operation, but of this I know nothing!
  by alcoAL
 
Joe, I sent you a PM.
  by RGlueck
 
Why did they choose high adhesion trucks for the L2 locos?
  by nyandw
 
Backshophoss wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:48 pm Find an HO scale model of the L-2 by Atlas in one of the LIRR schemes they did the lifters in HO scale!
Provided by Al Castelli:
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