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Vintage catalogs online
« on: September 30, 2017, 12:26:27 AM »
While researching the Marion steam shovel, I came across a great library site with hundreds of vintage catalogs scanned and available in PDF form - the Carnegie library has 683 catalogs ranging from locomotives to cranes to traction engines to roadbuilding equipment to automobiles to electrical parts.

On a detail page for a catalog, use the 'Download' button near the upper right to get the pdf files.

http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/pcalo-amc/display/200/order/title/ad/asc

Here is a link to the Marion catalog 50:
http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pcalo-amc/id/57018/rec/27

The Avery traction engines:
http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pcalo-amc/id/14121/rec/69

They even have an illustrated catalog for the Columbian Worlds fair!

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Re: Vintage catalogs online
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 12:28:34 AM »
And before zee asks, how about the Stanley steamer  ;D

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Re: Vintage catalogs online
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 12:45:23 AM »
And before zee asks, how about the Stanley steamer  ;D

Bill
Sorry, I looked, they don't have that one!!

I did get a bunch more done on the Marion framework in Fusion360 though. Here is a teaser...

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Re: Vintage catalogs online
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 07:44:28 AM »
As you look to be making a steam shovel this series of articles about a Bucyrus Shovel may be of interest, there are links to all the parts towards the bottom.

 http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Bucyrus_steam_shovel_build_1.html

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »
As you look to be making a steam shovel this series of articles about a Bucyrus Shovel may be of interest, there are links to all the parts towards the bottom.

 http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Bucyrus_steam_shovel_build_1.html
Looks like a great article, thanks! I will give it a read.