HP 4-6-2 project

D Martin
Posts: 39
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:08 pm

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

Post by D Martin »

IMG_2608_10-whlr_painted.JPG
IMG_2602_10-whlr_no_paint.JPG
Hi;
I will attempt to post some pics of my HP 4-6-0 model which is like Bernd's model.

Graandpa
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:16 pm

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by Graandpa »

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.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

User avatar
Bernd
Posts: 978
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:43 am
Location: Rochester, New York
Contact:

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by Bernd »

Nice pictures Dennis.

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

Bernd
Image

Graandpa
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:16 pm

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by Graandpa »

Should work, even with DCC

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

User avatar
Richard-B
Posts: 973
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: San Leandro, CA
Contact:

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by Richard-B »

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!!!
Richard Brennan - http://www.tt-west.com
Somewhere between San Francisco and Budapest...

areibel
Posts: 1801
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:12 am
Location: Cambridge Springs PA

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by areibel »

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.

User avatar
Richard-B
Posts: 973
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: San Leandro, CA
Contact:

Re: HP 4-6-0 project

Post by Richard-B »

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....?

Learn something every day....
Richard Brennan - http://www.tt-west.com
Somewhere between San Francisco and Budapest...

dileTTante
Posts: 843
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:37 am
Location: Vancouver British Columbia

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by dileTTante »

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.

- Terry C
Attachments
DSC04072R.JPG

dileTTante
Posts: 843
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:37 am
Location: Vancouver British Columbia

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by dileTTante »

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.

-Terry C
Attachments
DSC04299R.JPG

User avatar
AstroGoat760
Posts: 4013
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:07 pm
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA

Re: HP 4-6-2 project

Post by AstroGoat760 »

That looks real good so far!
Course Set, Speed - Maximum Warp, PUNCH IT!

Post Reply

Return to “Prototypes / Models”