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Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:17:32 PM »
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Folks,
For my NP W-5, I need a somewhat unusual Elesco feedwater pump.  Note, this is the pump I am talking about,
not the cylindrical heater that sits above the smokebox front.  This is the pump that goes along the side of the engine.

Here is a close-up of a brass HO version:


Anybody know of an N Scale shell that has one of these?  There are no parts from Detail Associates, GHQ,
or Miniatures by Eric that look like this (at least none that I have ever found).

Before I start snipping and soldering and scratchbuilding this thing, I wanted to see if anyone knew of
a commercial casting or a shell I can steal one off of.

Thanks

« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 04:35:02 PM by mmagliaro »

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 03:37:37 PM »
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Start scratching.... I don't think I've ever seen this pump in N scale.

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 03:55:38 PM »
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I figured you'd say that, Jason.  Heh!
It's a real oddball.  Cary makes a brass HO casting of it, and they call it an "Early" Elesco Feedwater Pump.
There are not many prototype photos of these four W-5's around, especially taken from the left side.

I have tracked down all the ones from the web, from the Ron V Nixon collections, and I have NP books
like the Schenk and Frey one.   The "latest" I have is a 1946 photo, and it still shows this style of pump,
so I will assume they left it on there until the engines were scrapped.
(In other words, I can't weasel out of it and put a later style pump on there)

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 04:19:00 PM »
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Here's the same pump on a brass HO Santa Fe 2-10-2...
I now know it is an Elesco type "W-6-1/2" feedwater pump... if happens to help.

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 04:32:15 PM »
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Maybe you can find it in a larger scale and "Hydroshrink" it. Then cast it in resin. Right Jason?  Or find someone to do this for you.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 05:58:53 PM »
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Maybe you can find it in a larger scale and "Hydroshrink" it. Then cast it in resin. Right Jason?  Or find someone to do this for you.

Small off set parts are difficult to shrink cast.  I think scratch building it would be easier.

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 06:15:25 PM »
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https://www.republiclocomotiveworks.com/show_item.php?ID=888

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Folks,
For my NP W-5, I need a somewhat unusual Elesco feedwater pump.  Note, this is the pump I am talking about,
not the cylindrical heater that sits above the smokebox front.  This is the pump that goes along the side of the engine.

Here is a close-up of a brass HO version:


Anybody know of an N Scale shell that has one of these?  There are no parts from Detail Associates, GHQ,
or Miniatures by Eric that look like this (at least none that I have ever found).

Before I start snipping and soldering and scratchbuilding this thing, I wanted to see if anyone knew of
a commercial casting or a shell I can steal one off of.

Thanks

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 06:20:29 PM »
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The only Elesco pump I know of is the one produced by GHQ for their Southern Railway Ms4 Mike conversion.  The parts can be seen in the forum thread linked to below...
http://www.ghqmodels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3301

The entire conversion,as well as individual parts, can be purchased from Republic Locomotive Works.

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 06:32:56 PM »
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The only Elesco pump I know of is the one produced by GHQ for their Southern Railway Ms4 Mike conversion.  The parts can be seen in the forum thread linked to below...
http://www.ghqmodels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3301

The entire conversion,as well as individual parts, can be purchased from Republic Locomotive Works.

Where's the pump?

https://www.republiclocomotiveworks.com/show_item.php?ID=888

Those say steam pipes?

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 06:44:58 PM »
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Guys guys...

I have all the GHQ Elesco parts. 

The GHQ one is NOT this pump.  It includes a heater tank, pipes, and a pump, but the pump is the wrong one.  It is the newer style.



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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 07:15:16 PM »
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time for shapeways :)

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 10:39:29 PM »
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Quote
Where's the pump?

Its item #11.  The link is wrong... sorry...

https://www.republiclocomotiveworks.com

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Re: Need Elesco feedwater pump casting
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2014, 10:49:25 PM »
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