This engine stand was made
for the Daylight (4-8-4 Northern) while it was under
construction. It's 8 feet long and adjusts from 17" to 37" in
height. It doesn't allow you to adjust the height while the
engine is on it but it is simple, cheap and doesn't take much
time to build. Angle iron is used for the rails but anything
strong would do. Five inch wheels are used in the drawing. Any
wheel size can be used as long as they can handle the weight of
The three leg sections of
pipe were "turned" on my lathe for a good fit.
The top and bottom legs
were then welded to the plates which were then bolted onto the
rail and wheel sub-assemblies. This allowed me to disassemble
the stand for easy storage. Here's a side view of the highest
and lowest settings..
And a side view.