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Taiwanese mining loco

Postby Carlo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Many years ago, Tom Yorke made and sold kits for a tiny Taiwanese mining loco.
Internal combustion, open cab, visible engine. Anyone have information of pictures
related to the model or prototype? I want to build something similar-but-freelance.

Update: viewtopic.php?t=9545 is the thread I was looking for.
I'd still like info/pics on the IC Engine/power-plant in this critter, so I can build one in 1n15 scale.
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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby nonsuch » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Carlo

I 'discovered' the last of the Taiwanese mining railways when I was living out there in the late 1990s. At the time I worked up a drawing of the Chenyu motor unit. I will dig out a copy. If you google Chenyu and search around, you will find pictures of the current more streamlined version. I have seen these units used as crude outboard motors on sampans on the River Yangtse!

This is an excuse to recommend the recent book 'Narrow Gauge Railways of Taiwan' by Michael Reilly, published by Mainline and Maritime, which covers these railways.

The Thomas Yorke version was much too short!

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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby KEG » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:21 am

The Thomas Yorke version was much too short!


So how long should the loco be then ?. The Yorke model has room for a driver, the gears and the motor.
I would love to see your interpretation.

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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby Carlo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:56 pm

Neil B -
I would love to see pictures or drawings of this Chenyu motor.
I Googled it without any luck... found nothing related.
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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby nonsuch » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Carlo

I have attached (I hope) the drawings. The two sizes were to 7/8" and 3/4" scale, but the flywheel is 16" in diameter, so you can take it from there to scale to 1/24 or whatever.

There is one serious error - the crankcase/mounting should be lower than the bottom of the flywheel so that the unit will fit on a flat surface.


Try Chenyu motor and then alibaba on google.
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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby Carlo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:44 pm

Thanks, Neil - I finally found the Google "sweet spot" for these engines.
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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby southpier » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Carlo wrote:Thanks, Neil - I finally found the Google "sweet spot" for these engines.
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maybe you could share it with the rest of us? we always try to help you in your questions. :|

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Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Postby Carlo » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:40 pm

Neil - Sorry, here are the details I used in my search -
First I Googled "chenyu engine alibaba" and got a page-full of links.
I found the "images" particularly useful in interpreting your drawings.
Also the link https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/18hp-d ... ngine.html
is specific to the 18hp model, which is what we are after, correct?
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