Tagged With "pilot"

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Lionel SD70M

Will Ebbert ·
I'm planning on fixing the pilot of my Lionel SD70M (not sure if I want lobster claw or Kadee) and I was wondering if anyone on here has done one of these before and has any tips. Also need a good fuel tank for it.
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Ives 1122 Project

George S ·
Here is my Ives 1122 steam engine project. The rear of the window frame was broke on one side. I fixed it with some bar stock and JB Weld. The pilot was broken. I replaced it with a cast part from Hennings, attached again with JB Weld. It needs some cleaning. Need to get my queue tips out! Here is the motor. I haven't seen too many with an electric reverse unit like this. I ordered some cloth wrapped wire and will be rewiring it, because of cracked and rotted insulation. There is a bypass...
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F40ph plow

jerrymouse25 ·
anyone have the plow piece that I can attach to the front pilot of the F40ph? Thanks Jerry
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

rtr12 ·
Nice job, looks good!
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Former Member ·
Looks much better. Go a step further by cutting the trip pin off and add a nice air hose with glad hand to the pilot.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Steven Michael ·
That's the plan! Where is the best place could I order one? I was just going to look at the exploded parts diagram of my new ES44s and order one from Lionel, but I am sure there are better ones out there.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Former Member ·
I usually grab one from my parts bin. When I convert cars to Kadees I save all those air hoses. I like the MTH air hoses because they are much thinner and have a nicer glad hand than the Atlas part. I also use PSC air hoses and glad hands with real rubber hose... but usually its the MTH air hose.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Steven Michael ·
Thanks for the information. You have a part number for the MTH ones?
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

CentralFan1976 ·
Awesome! Since my Erie-built was a cob job, I had to fab the Kadee shim for the rear of my unit, but luckily the donor had sent me the 2-rail pilot with the coupler cover door.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Former Member ·
No I dont have an MTH part #. Whatever air hose they put on all the trucks for their 3 rail cars. It just pops off the truck, and then I cut the mount off.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Norm Charbonneau ·
Good job! I like those engines. I had them in NYC but sold them off a few years ago. Wouldn't mind finding the PRR ones someday.
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Steven Michael ·
Uh oh, looks like they did use the covers in freight service! Oh well, I still like the look of the knuckle better. I'll think about it...
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Norm Charbonneau ·
I think the exposed coupler looks way better! That cover is too bulky looking, real or model..
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

CentralFan1976 ·
I'm looking for a coupler cover, if you'd like to shed yours! ��
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Steven Michael ·
I agree, the thing would've stuck out two feet if it were real...
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Re: Fixed Pilot and Scale Coupler installed on FM Erie Built

Keystoned Ed ·
Most of the first generation PRR road diesels were initially fitted with coupler covers to minimize issues when colliding with vehicles. Around the 1954/5 time frame they began to be removed as the units were shopped. I agree that the coupler covers on the FM diesels are particularly clunky looking. That's a good looking railroad Steven Michael, you are very fortunate to have a true SPF for a Dad and mentor. Ed Rappe
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Re: F40ph plow

shurlock1 ·
What Brand and part number?
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Re: F40ph plow

SPSF ·
I think it's the Universal plow that MTH uses on all of their locos / some of the earlier plows may also be compatible with Lionel and Weaver locos.
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Re: F40ph plow

DonnieD ·
I had to order a replacement plow for one that cracked. I believe it is the first one listed on this page: https://mthtrains.com/parts-search/FH-2130001 . However, it wouldn't hurt to call MTH and double check the part number with the engine product number. The folks at MTH have always been very helpful when I have called and quick to send out any ordered parts.
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Re: F40ph plow

jerrymouse25 ·
Thanks guys
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

AGHRMatt ·
Forgot about the updates in the Premier line. Good advice on using plastic coupler boxes with the 3/2 engines. My SD24's are the original Premier and used the same truck blocks as the SD9's.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

CentralFan1976 ·
Awesome. What I really need are the Lionel ALCo RS-11 and FM H16-44 pilots, with steps... The Lionel ones just aren't up to task. I can add my own cut levers.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

jonnyspeed ·
Nice job. This needs to be done for every MTH, Lionel, and Atlas diesel IMHO since they won't offer the parts.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Rich Montague ·
Wow! Very nice. I also like your concept for mounting everything. Kudos especially for modeling the actual prototype pilot (unique to the SD 80s and 90s) and not simply fabricating a "full" version of the pilot supplied with the model (a re-used SD 60 pilot). Consider making the holes for the handrails smaller, maybe 0.20. Some of use finer wire for full handrails, and newer MTH models are closer to that. The modeler can enlarge them if heavier wire is used. I dabble in UP and broke down and...
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

suzukovich ·
Just updated my thread for older Premier SD24. I also covered the SD9/45 which share the same pilots. To be honest. If he can do MTH SD9s/24/45, Alco C628/630, and GP30/9 that would make life easier. I defintly like the idea of body mounted Kadees. https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...73#61965511445937073
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

suzukovich ·
Funny with that I took a look at my Weaver RS11. The pilot turns out although less detailed, did have a correct pilot as in the above pics.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

thor73 ·
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I had a little time to play with the model this morning, and I've incorporated most of them, along with a few other tweaks. Here's the latest: I also added some real estate on the coupler mount to allow the use of screws in lieu of adhesive, if desired. The mount will have reference marks on it for suggested locations that avoid some features in the original body shell. There is enough room to allow up to five screws. I should clarify that the coupler...
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

suzukovich ·
That really came out great. Thank you for your effort and time. A lot of work but worth it.. Your defiantly filling a void. So what's next?
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Laidoffsick ·
That is one awesome pilot!
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

AGHRMatt ·
This really looks promising. Keep us updated.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Mike DeBerg ·
Eric, Really great work! Definitely looking forward to getting a couple of these to test them out! Will be waiting to hear/see about your initial results! I have a couple Indiana Railroad SD9043's!
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Mike DeBerg ·
Eric, As I'm looking at a couple MTH SD40-2's would be great to see new pilots for SD40-2's with this level of detail! MTH hasn't made these with fixed pilots so the interest level should be fairly high?
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

AGHRMatt ·
I can hardly wait. I'll be able to do this consist again (sold the hi-rail Bush 41 when I bought the scale-wheeled Proto-3 version):
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

thor73 ·
Hey, if anyone has the newer SD90 models, could you post a couple pics of the underside and chassis? Here is what mine looks like: I noticed as I was taking measurements on my ES44AC that the chassis and shell have features that I assume are there to accommodate mounting of the 2-rail pilot: Just curious if the newer SD90 models are set up like that as well.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

David Minarik ·
I don't know how many of us there are out there but this is very promising! This might be a nice little side business. I am waiting for some end cab switcher pilots lol! These look much better than the spacer, pilot, shell system I made. Nice work! Dave
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Biggs767 ·
Nice work Can't wait to try it out
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Laidoffsick ·
I dont have any ES44s but my Dash 8s and 9s were set up that way. I bought all 3 pwered units as 2 rail but also bought the dummy 3 rail so I had all 4 road numbers. The dummy 3 rail had provisions for a 2 rail pilot but the frame was different and had to be cut as it was too long to attach a spacer and pilot.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Mike DeBerg ·
Hi Eric, Any updates from the first run of these conversion pilots?
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

thor73 ·
Yep, the parts arrived while I was on vacation last week. I haven't had a chance to go over them in detail, but a quick fit check looked promising: BTW, if you are ever in the Denver area, be sure to check out the Georgetown Loop Railroad. They have an operating Shay locomotive as well as a few diesels. http://georgetownlooprr.com/
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Mike DeBerg ·
Eric, Looking really nice!
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

AGHRMatt ·
It looks great. Can't wait until they're available. I'm in for three sets.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

thor73 ·
Well, I had a little time over the last couple nights to do a more detailed fit check, and ended up making just a few minor tweaks to the model. GP9 and ES44AC in progress... Enjoy, Eric
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

AGHRMatt ·
AWESOME! Great description and instructions on the page. Is the GP9 you're working on for the MTH locomotives?
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

suzukovich ·
I just read it too. Great instructions. If your doing MTH GP 9 that will be great. I will need 5 pairs at least.
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

CentralFan1976 ·
Pretty slick!
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Re: Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH SD90MAC

Mike DeBerg ·
Eric, I have a couple on order now! Looking forward to them. Will post photos! Will be watching for the ES44AC pilots!
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Re: Pilot truck shorts out and sparks

Moonman ·
First, observation of the train. Have the axle bearings in the leading truck worn to allow the axle to touch the center rail? Truck mounting screw in too far and touching a smoke or headlight wire? Any sideplate wear to permit the axle to move vertically? Has the drawbar worn through the tether? Check the collectors for wear. (roller pick-ups) Have any of the headlight wires in the boiler come loose? Open front and check.
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Re: Pilot truck shorts out and sparks

Moonman ·
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