Joseph F Nelson

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PRR K-4

P.R.R. K-4

The North American Live Steamer, Volume 1 Number 6

Joe Nelson of Los Angeles sends us this photo of his K-4 Pacific. Except for a reservoir under the left running board and the lettering, the engine as shown was on the rails under steam 22 months after starting construction. The specifications are as follows.

  • Scale: 1 inch
  • Type: Pennsylvania Rail Road K-4 Pacific
  • Weight in running order: 379 pounds
  • Weight dry: 295 pounds
  • Operating pressure: 105 pounds
  • Fuel: hard coal
  • Bore & Stroke: 1-5/8 inch by 2-5/16 inch
  • Valves: Piston, 7/8 OD 9/16 travel
  • Boiler: Belpaire - Steel
  • Max boiler OD: 7-1/2 inch, 8 inch over lagging
  • Grate Area: 6 by 9-1/2 inches
  • Tubes: 5/8 inch OD, quantity 20
  • Boiler capacity: 2-3/4 gallons
  • Tender capacity: 5.65 gallons & 14-1/2 pounds fuel
  • Tractive effort: 31.4 pounds
  • Weight on drivers: 148-1/2 pounds
  • Weight on leading truck: 50 pounds
  • Weight on trailing truck: 49-1/2 pounds


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