HP 4-6-2 project

Re: HP 4-6-2 project (4-6-0 post from Bernd)

Postby D Martin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:02 pm

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Hi;
I will attempt to post some pics of my HP 4-6-0 model which is like Bernd's model.
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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby Graandpa » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:10 pm

I didn't remember the ten wheeler as being brass which it is obviously. Kemtron's Dockside had a nicely detailed shell but lacked valve gear. The FA/B was also detailed fairly well. The strong point for both was Lindsay's motor. In the 1950's, it had a five pole skewed armiture.

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby Bernd » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:25 pm

Nice pictures Dennis.

Graandpa,
My thought is a micro-gear motor in the tender to the worm gear in the engine.

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby Graandpa » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:09 pm

Should work, even with DCC

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby Richard-B » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:31 pm

Graandpa wrote:I didn't remember the ten wheeler as being brass which it is obviously.
I don't either...
Dennis; Are you SURE it is an HP product??? It is a great-looking project!

The only thing that screams "HP' is the BIG worm on the motor shaft...
the rest of the engine is devoid of the 'regular suspects' of interchangeable HP parts.

It is also interesting that the boiler material is so copper'ish', in comparison to the half-hard brass we see more often... and the drivers are really 'delicate', when compared to other HP parts (disc -or- spoked).

All said, this is a really nice ToC - early 20th century engine!!!
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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby areibel » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:02 pm

Yup, that's an HP Ten Wheeler! The design was all new, and unfortunately they didn't (or couldn't) ramp up production to try and take advantage of the improvements. There are lots of HP ads promising "The Ten Wheeler will be in stock soon!" but I think it was too little too late.
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Re: HP 4-6-0 project

Postby Richard-B » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:56 am

areibel wrote:Yup, that's an HP Ten Wheeler! The design was all new, and unfortunately they didn't (or couldn't) ramp up production to try and take advantage of the improvements. There are lots of HP ads promising "The Ten Wheeler will be in stock soon!" but I think it was too little too late.
"Day late... and a Dollar short..."
What timeframe do the Ten-Wheeler ads span....?

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby dileTTante » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:55 am

You guys are off topic. This thread is about a Pacific 4-6-2, not about Bernd's ten wheeler. In case anyone's interested my loco is back together and runs. The paint job is disappointing but electronic and mechanical aspects are successful.

Instead of attaching wires to the motor brushes with clips I soldered the wires to the springs. The wires plug into the tender using a socket from a recycled circuit board.

The loco works on a test track and this weekend at our TT exhibition we'll see if it runs properly on a layout.

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby dileTTante » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:25 am

Thanks for taking ten wheeler to a better place.

As mentioned elsewhere in a report of our weekend exhibition, this locomotive pulled a train for an hour first time on the track. The engine was warm but not hot. I was really really pleased.

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Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:48 am

That looks real good so far!
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