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K4 exploded diagrams
« on: September 08, 2015, 09:53:06 PM »
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This is just for those interested.






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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 09:19:13 AM »
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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 09:54:52 AM »
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This is just for those interested.

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Hmm... it blowed up. It
blowed up real good...


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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 12:15:45 PM »
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there are many many cool indicators about this locomotive with these diagrams.

I see some good thing in there- coreless motor with flywheel, WEIGHTED cylinders, traction tires, common drive gears on the axles (able to swap the TT axle to the rear position when ?I make my E6), removable dome,  possible indications of pat availability, such as the pilot assembly, the linkage/cylinders, trailing and pilot trucks, etc.

hope they sell some of the detail parts separately: whistle, blow off valves, headlight housing, steam generator, marker lights?

Heres to hoping.  Mine locos are on their way....

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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 12:48:38 PM »
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Knowing that the sand dome is removable makes me feel better about it.  Doubtful I could re-contour it gracefully, but I do have a Minitrix shell available as an organ donor.  Once I get my loco from Chuck, I can start taking measurements and see how feasible (i.e., worth it) such a swap-out would be.
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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 01:57:24 PM »
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Dave, until you said that about the domes, it had not hit me.
All the domes and appliances are separate parts.

Bachmann could do a 2-8-2 L1s using this boiler shell.
Alternatively... folks could use this Bachmann shell (when it comes available as a part) on a Kato 2-8-2 chassis
to make an L1s (now that the GHQ kits are all gone).  The Bachmann parts would also provide the
cab and trailing truck.

Time for a new rant, "We want an L1!"  "We want an L1"   :D



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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 02:25:59 PM »
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It would also be more in proportion, too!
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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 02:36:24 PM »
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Lemonsteam,
I thought someone said there were no traction tires on this loco.

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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 03:22:25 PM »
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It would also be more in proportion, too!

Don't you just have to switch the steam and sand dome to make the shell for an L1?  Think that was the only diffference beytween them.

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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2015, 04:12:45 PM »
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Lemonsteam,
I thought someone said there were no traction tires on this loco.

Rick

The pics in the prior thread and the diagram both show a traction tire on the second axle.

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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2015, 04:16:22 PM »
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It was me who said there was no traction tire, because the one I saw in at the Portland NMRA show didn't have one, and the Bachmann
rep specifically said they decided not to use one on this engine because it wasn't necessary.
He also said they "try to avoid them."    Now, bearing in mind that pretty much every Bachmann engine has them,
this was a silly statement.   

But I give him points for letting me touch the throttle so I could slow it down and test it at low speeds.


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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2015, 04:18:01 PM »
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Knowing that the sand dome is removable makes me feel better about it.  Doubtful I could re-contour it gracefully, but I do have a Minitrix shell available as an organ donor.  Once I get my loco from Chuck, I can start taking measurements and see how feasible (i.e., worth it) such a swap-out would be.

Dave, I plan on removing the sand dome from my K4, shortening it and making castings.  I should have a few extras if you know anybody that might want one!  Bryan Bussey and I just got playing with our K4's on his layout and life is good.  About the only problem I can see with the engine is that it doesn't say "Lackawanna" on the tender.   :D

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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2015, 04:26:04 PM »
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Good to know!  Waiting for that blissful e-mail from FRTS that my ChuckPak has shipped... 
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
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Good to know!  Waiting for that blissful e-mail from FRTS that my ChuckPak has shipped...

I eagerly await a similar email  :D
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Re: K4 exploded diagrams
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2015, 04:57:07 PM »
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FYI, here is the three-chime air horn activated. Sounds pretty good.

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