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« on: July 07, 2012, 04:33:44 PM »

Hi all,

I am looking for pictures,plans/drawings and specifications on a couple of WASHINGTON IRON WORKS
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a 11x14 half breed yarding engine w/auxilliry drums, circa 1916

a 9x10 1/4 duplex loader short frame, circa 1916

Hopefully someone can provide some leads on locating this information.

Thanks
Rick Marty
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 09:34:13 PM »

I will check and see what I have. Try the yahoo 4L group. John Taubeneck there should definitely be able to help or give a resource.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 10:52:24 PM »

Hi Marc,

Thanks for the reply.  I am in contact with John and hopefully he has some usable information.
Anything you could find on these engines or on the LaMoine Logging Machine #2 that these engines were mounted on would be very helpful.  I am trying to gather enough information for a possible build.

Thanks again
Rick
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 11:35:48 PM »

Rick,

Unfortunately, as you know all too well, the best sources for LaMoine were Dave and Bill. Embarrassed

There was a german guy....a nice fellow...can't recall his nme at the moment, that built a stunning model of #1. If you can track him down, I am sure he would have some drawings and info.....no way he built that model without them.

Marc
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 11:51:32 PM »

The duplex engine is shown (no plan but described in detail...as well as frame and parts diagrams) in the NWSL reprint of tthe WIW catalog by NWSL. If you do not have this, I can send you my copy to scan/copy (sorry, I don't have the time to scan it for you) and you can send it back after.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 04:48:02 AM »

Here is the catalog online:


http://archive.org/details/catalogueno300seatrich

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 05:55:26 PM »

Marc,

Thank you for your kind offer.  I think John T is going to send me the page copies from one of the catalogs on the Duplex.  When I get them I will check with you to see if they are the same, if not I will take you up on the offer.

I have been in contact with Peter Hoehn in Dresden who did the build that is in the Nov-Dec 2006 Gazoo and he has offered to help as he can. 


Sandi,

Thanks for the link, that is the Seattle Car & Foundry catalog, but doesn't have the WIW engines in it.

Thanks for all the help everybody.

Rick Marty
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 08:15:51 AM »

Don't forget us when you start building, Rick!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 03:25:25 PM »

Would there be any info in the Book....In Search of Steam Donkeys...by Merv Johnson ?
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 10:05:49 PM »

Craig,
The answer to that question is a yes and no.
There are references to several WIW engines in Merv's book unfortunately
neither of the ones I am looking for.  However it is a good reference for things like
cylinder castings, boiler shapes and general piping.

Chuck,
Just gathering information at this time, the project looks a little daunting to tell the truth.
The finished project will consist of a boiler and engine, a second engine, a steel bed frame and boom, a special carrying rail car, and the rigging.  The rigging, cables and blocks would be a model by themselves. 

Everything with the possible exception of rail wheels and trucks would have to be scratched.

We'll see.

Thanks all
Rick
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