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Offline GordonL

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Steam roller
« on: June 11, 2014, 06:01:31 PM »
Does anyone know where I can obtain plans for a small steam/road roller. I am not having much luck in locating at least overall views even if I have to make drawings from that. I can find several others looking for plans on various forums but no actual plans. Obviously free would be good but reasonable price is OK too.

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 06:20:42 PM »
The Minnie 1" scale engine can be built as a roller, Reeves or Blackgates have the deawings and castings.

MJ Engineering do their 2" Burrel in roller form, as the original was a small engine anyway its not massive

There is also a tandem roller in 1.5" scale by Bill Harris that was in Live Steam , it uses Stuart cylinder casting.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2014, 06:25:14 PM by Jasonb »

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 06:25:24 PM »
Bill Harris published complete plans for a two cylinder, 1-1/2 scale steamroller in the March 1990 issue of Live Steam.

Later Village Press, the publishers, sold the plans separately as a stand-alone pamphlet.  I have a copy but I think it's now out of print; I can't find it on their website. 

Perhaps try to obtain the relevant back issue of the magazine from the publishers or a local steam railroading club.
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Offline GordonL

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 08:43:15 PM »
Thanks for the information. I saw a picture on one of the forums a year or so back where someone had made one in pink for his daughter/granddaughter. Looked to be about 6-8" long. I am thinking about something like that for my granddaughter.

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 02:24:53 AM »
There is always this one.

Offline tangler

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 10:18:05 AM »
Well, I suppose there is steam involved since the i.c. engine is hopper cooled  :)  Seriously though, in these days of increasing reluctance to build boilers, it should be a good option.  Unfortunately I'm not aware of the castings for the engine being available.  Has one ever been built since the 1930s?

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Rod

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 10:23:15 AM »
Yes actually, thee is a man in Canada who is building the road roller.

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 11:35:17 AM »
And I know a guy here who is trying to restore two real ones.

Vince

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 12:00:05 PM »
If you want I can maybe email you the plans for a Kenneth Wells TE, you could make it into a roller
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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 12:45:15 PM »
Thanks. I was not familiar with the Kenneth Wells TE but the plans are available so I will take a look.

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 01:00:55 PM »
I think the 1" Aveling DX engine castings might be available from LA Services (The Engineers Emporium)

We used to own a full size one of those rollers as well, it was a lovely machine to use, I once considered building a 3" scale model but never got round to it.
I do have some original Aveling drawings stashed away for it though.

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 02:58:06 PM »
I think the 1" Aveling DX engine castings might be available from LA Services (The Engineers Emporium)


   :ThumbsUp:   So they are! :thinking:

Thanks, Phil,

Rod

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 03:18:02 PM »
Before you rush into anything Rod you might want to talk to Eric O  ;)

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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 07:03:22 PM »
Hi Gordon, I do not if somebody already mentioned
http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Metric_Minnie_1.html
May be an Option.
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Re: Steam roller
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014, 07:39:28 PM »
At 6 to8 inches long you may be better off with the "Little Ben" traction engine that was in ME around 2000-2001, looks a bit like a more detailed Mamod and could easily be done as a roller. It has a simple oscillator and is spirit fired. There was a nice version of it with a traditional slide vale double acting cylinder at the ME show a year or two ago