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Post  sonick45 on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 1:59 am

fellow builders,

I am currently extending my home and in the process want to widen the side passageway so I can get my engine in and out easily.
I am not in a position to measure my own loco at the moment so could someone on here please do it for me.

I think it's around 36" but need to be 100% sure.

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Re: loco width

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 4:36 am

Hi Nick

Not at work today??

On the products page it states 29" but I would certainly make it wide enough to get alongside the engine if you can, assuming it may not be in steam when your going "up the passage" so to speak, it may be being pushed and steered at the same time and with the canopy on it might prove difficult as its a long way from the tender back to the steering wheel.

YOu might want to use the canopy for the Fowler tractor as a guide, you don't want to get that stuck in the garden unless it really is turning into a pagoda. Very Happy

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Post  lynnr on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:49 am

Hi Nick

Been and measured my engine. 36" Outside of wheel to outside of wheel.

Since my wheels are not currently on I had to add up the individial measurements. Rear axil to wheel bearing positions. then hub (inside) to the outer rim of each wheel.

I would say you want 38" at least to allow steerage.

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Post  sonick45 on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:51 am

Ta....

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Post  IanL on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 8:20 am

Lynn,

36inches is a lot more than the 29 mentioned on the product description page, are the length , height figures correct?
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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 8:24 am

Hi Ian,

I'm pretty certain its 36" as i vaguely remeber having this conversation with someone not so long ago who was in a similar position.

The 29" on the data isn't correct.

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Post  Tim Watson on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 8:26 am

I think the width error arises from this smaller dimension being the wheel centre dimensions.

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Post  Kevster on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 10:09 am

Oh MY!

At 29" I could get my engine out of the garden,at 36" some civil engineering is now needed! Shocked

out with the sledgehammer i think ! Very Happy

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 12:03 pm

I am also in the same position wall to take down and rebuild with wider gates.

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Post  sonick45 on Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:15 pm

Glad i'm not the only one who suddenly realised that the engine won't fit through a standard door width.

out with the lump hammer to save hiring a crane....


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Post  Robfishman on Wed 25 Jan 2012, 2:22 pm

When it comes to security it's good it won't go through the gate....if we can get it out nor can any one else.

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Post  Kevster on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 8:22 am

good thinking

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Post  sonick45 on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 8:54 am

Good if all you intend to do it drive it around your garden.!!

I intend to be down the local with mine most weekends. Weather permitting.

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Post  Kevster on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 9:46 am

I just knew there was a flaw in that plan somewhere Shocked

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 12:04 pm

Absolutely nearer the end of the build I'll get out the trowel and build a wider gate, till then it's safe. lol! lol!

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