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by BAdams
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Bolster clearance question

Hi wa6mdi, As you mentioned that this is mainly happening on curves, I would check your wheel gauge on the truck(s) that are derailing. If it is happening on the same curve or the same point at the railroad have your track crew check the rail gauge. I went through this with one of the passenger cars...
by BAdams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to service an American Models Steam gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: How to service an American Models Steam gauge

Thanks for the follow up Steamin.
by BAdams
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Hi Andy, At the Riverside Live Steamers, the Car Foremen before me ("ForeForemen"?) noted the very things that you listed. We have quite an assortment of couplers in the fleet - Railroad Supply, Mercer, Railroad Warehouse, Tom Bee and I think there’s are even few couplers cast up by Jack Sessums, th...
by BAdams
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Hi Andy,

Attempts have been made, John_S posted this awhile back: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=103231&p=351996&hil ... rs#p351996

Brook
by BAdams
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 34
Views: 4400

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

For small stuff you need to heat from below:
Jewelers Tripod.jpg
Soldering Tripod
Rio Grande, lists their's as 9"-high (229mm) steel tripod with 4-3/4"-diameter (121mm) ring and a 6" square screen.
https://www.riogrande.com/product/solde ... ens/502085


Brook
by BAdams
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Balanced slide valves?
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Balanced slide valves?

Greg,
Were you thinking of the Balanced Slide valve article in the July 1984 issue of Live Steam by Charles Lore?
by BAdams
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

A little more info on the car's builder:
https://www.wplives.org/sn/boxcar.html

Brook
by BAdams
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Caboose trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Caboose trucks

From Discoverlivesteam.com: "...Ben Viola / Roundhouse (714-891-5378). Ben is a member of OCME."


Brook
by BAdams
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 12489

Re: Signal Complexity

Though I am a HUGE fan of McMaster-Carr, have you guys tried sourcing your relays through some of the surplus electronics suppliers? All Electronics here in SoCal comes to mind, here is a link to the relays they currently have available: https://www.allelectronics.com/category/500/relays/1.html Ther...
by BAdams
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting discussion....,
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Interesting discussion....,

Full picture
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Brook
by BAdams
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam-operated cylinder drains
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

Re: Steam-operated cylinder drains

Here's Bill's link: http://www.mehrs.com/misc.html
I think the ".html" part was accidentally dropped.


Brook