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Old 04-25-2009, 10:46:19 PM
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I have a Fairmont Railway Engine, that's been in the family 25-30 years, maybe longer!. And its the ONLY Fairmont I have ever seen live & inperson.
This is what I know, it has a brass tag on the water hopper that reads, FAIRMONT QB, serial # 32419.(made about 1927-28, I think)
There is NO serial # on the pad under fuel tank.
I have a copy of Fairmonts spare parts list for the QB dated Oct 15 1931.
The parts list says a QB uses flywheel #'s QB-1 and QB-2!
The flywheels and crankshaft are tapered, the flywheel casting # is 772 on timer side and 773 on pulley side,
Does this mean it has been upgraded to a QBA??
What else is different between the QB and QBA??
I may have some part missing on timer side?
There was no side bearing spacing collar (QB-15L), between the spacing spring and the side bearing packing sleeve (QB-315)!
If this engine has been upgraded to a QBA is this part still used (QB-15L)?
Also it had a large ring that I can't find in the parts list, and it had no use where it was at, anyone got any Ideas on what it is and where it goes?
I Appreciate Time and Help!
Steve
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:29:59 AM
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Default Re: Fairmont Railway Engine Questions

steve,can you post a picture of your engine,i have several old fairmonts lying around the barn even have 2 of the rare one.s the twin cylinder engines.have severl manuals also,chuck
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I'll post some pictures later today, this is my first post, so when I find out how to edit my post, I'll clear up some things I wasn't real clear about!
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Thanks Chuck, Here are some pixs, Let me know if you need more? The ring I wasn't real clear about was between the timeing and throttle levers and caused the timer lever to rub flywheel, and the spacing collar thats missing goes between the spring and the sleeve w/ the rings. (I think)
Thank you for your time!
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Default Re: Fairmont Railway Engine Questions

im no exspert i have serial 29163
witch is just QNB 1924
might not be the same but i will send you my email maybe trade pics could help
bob
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Default Re: Fairmont Railway Engine Questions

According to my manual one of the changes was the QBA got the tappered flywheels and crank and looks like they changed timers and possibly piston pin. Is that ring the gasket that goes inside the bearing cap Part # QN-15E?? . You should have the same spacer collar QB-15L on the other side and you can get the dimensions and have one made.
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Scott, No it's a steel ring, QN-15E is a "paper" gasket, I think? Where did you get your manual? I need one!
Thank You Steve
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Default Re: Fairmont Railway Engine Questions

You can get your manuals from Harsco. (Fairmont) Should be no problems if you have a serial number or you know the engine model.
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Dirk, Thank You !
Has anyone bought any manuals from:

http://rrstuff.hawaiihost.us/libconts.htm

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Default Re: Fairmont Railway Engine Questions

Steve:

Isn't it funny how those ignition parts go missing, and off of almost any engine, too. Maybe they are tasty to Martians.

I have Fairmont QB 34447, with the same disorder, even missing the belt sheave (dessert?). I've been under the impression that the QB's were not intended for railroad service, but for general stationary use. Those flywheels seem heavier (fatter) than what I've seen in speeders.

Would love to get the QB popping, but haven't mustered the courage yet.

Hope you get 32419 up and running!

Best -

Phil
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