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Old 03-02-2014, 01:38:10 PM
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Default 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

i'm currently building a 1/2 scale Phoenix log hauler.
i've wanted to do this for years and finally jumped in head first.
i started measuring and photographing the Phoenix at Osage, Ia. last march.
i've been back a number of times as well as being at their show
and the Wabeno show last summer.
i have drawn the whole engine in my Cad-Cam program
but most parts are regular welding and machining.
my frame is 5" channel, 12'long.
i'm building one with the in-frame water tank like the Wabeno Phoenix.
the 3" cylinder castings are from Tiny Power.
Joel, the boiler inspector, thought i might need a heavier barrel in the first pic. :-)
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more pics as the project grows
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pics of the cylinders, stephenson links, and crankshaft.
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S-code boiler being built at Lund Machine
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No compromise on the boiler! Very nice.
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Fantastic - that's a beautiful boiler. Can't wait to see some footage of her in steam!!
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That is a very sweet looking boiler!!!! Very Nice! Nice Job to whoever did it!
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That is a very sweet looking boiler!!!! Very Nice! Nice Job to whoever did it!
Jeff Lund of Lund Machine Works.
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started the plumbing last week.

pics of the other two operating Phoenix in Saskatchewan
and Osage Ia.
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Default Re: 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

Wow, that is beyond neat. Great project. Keep the updates coming. I would love to see that operate.

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Fantastic looking project! About what dia. on the boiler barrel? It would be really neat to see it in the build process. Chris
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Default Re: 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

Marv thanks for the updates of the progress. I am still working on track repair of the full sized Phoenix in Wabeno. Hope to get some pictureson here soon. Paul
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Fantastic looking project! About what dia. on the boiler barrel? It would be really neat to see it in the build process. Chris
the boiler barrel is 18" diam X 64 long, 91" long overall
fire box is 14 X 23 inside
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Default Re: 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

the 1/2 scale smokestack is built from a 10" fire bell top radius,
a 2" thick x 10" diameter solid plate machined in and out,
trim ring of a 1/2" rod machined to a half round and rolled around
a 6" pipe.
(i had a quotes of $1650 and $2900 to make metal spinnings for the top)

the steam dome lagging cover is the bottom of a 20#propane tank
with a 3/8 rod edge.
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Absolutely FABULOUS!

Always love to see a scratch-built model of something unusual.
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Default Re: 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

Great project! One question - are you going to make it steer from the cab or just from the front? Always liked these engines and would like to see one in person some day. Boiler looks top notch by the way
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Great project! One question - are you going to make it steer from the cab or just from the front?
that's still under consideration
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i brought the 1/2 Phoenix home today thru a ground blizzard in southern Minn.
and i even got it to fit in my heated shop
now the finish work starts.
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Default Re: 1/2 scale Phoenix Log Hauler

The Phoenix Log Hauler has 2 steam engines, one on each side driving that individual track . . . am I correct?

If that's the case, when turning, is one engine ran faster, and the other ran slower, producing a power turn?
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