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by Cary Stewart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Web-Site
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: LALS Web-Site

We have had some trouble with our WEB site. We have a new WEB Master so I would expect the LALS WEB site back up soon. How soon? I dunknow.
CAry
by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Spindle bearing replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 2712

Re: Spindle bearing replacement

As for those Vermont X class pin gages you must read what the TIR, diameter tolerance and roundness tolerance are. There are very few home shop machinists that have the equipment and facility to verify that those pins are truly class X either + or - tolerance. I have a set of about 8 of those in var...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4669

Re: 100+ Years ago

After the WWII tons of material was left in place as they didn't think they would ever need it again. A friend that made a trip with his wife to the So. Pacific islands was shown a huge area where stacks of crates containing Jeeps were left standing to rot and rust in the jungle on one of the island...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

I think you are already gone but for the record, if you are interested in general British then Stone Hinge, Canary Warf area, just about anything in London or any where else. Steam! Romney, Heith & Dimchurch RR and Blue Bell RR in the sough. Kew Bridge Pumping Station museum and the garden across th...
by Cary Stewart
Mon May 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 134
Views: 49476

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hi All, I just got around to viewing all these photos of the get-together and later. Harlock commented on the brass 0-4-0T that he couldn't ID. It the Juliet that Bruce Ward built using components from LBSCs Virginia (late version) to Americanize the loco. Bruce never painted much of anything except...
by Cary Stewart
Sat May 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 15
Views: 3064

Re: Amazing machine work

There were two engines that were based on the Merlin. The Allison and the Packard. The first P-51s had the Allison. They flew well but were underperforming. The English got a batch of 5 or 6 of the early ones. A test pilot thought that the plane flew well but was under powered. He suggested that a M...
by Cary Stewart
Sat May 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 15
Views: 3064

Re: Amazing machine work

Those gears are not the same as the ones that my father inspected during WWII at Lockheed but they are of the same quality. He was a precision parts inspector on the P-38 line. His responsibility was for the turbo charger gears for the P-38. The shop was having trouble meeting the prints requirement...
by Cary Stewart
Fri May 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Colorado Narrow gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Colorado Narrow gauge

Could the B be for Baldwin?
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri May 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 57
Views: 21657

Re: Railroad Supply History

I have forgotten that ladies name but my late wife stood in for her several summers when she was not teaching nursing students. Those photos of the 4-4-0s raised some hackles at Little Engines. Chet had them on the molding surrounding the big window that looked in on the Engineering room. He had cap...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam locomotive emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: steam locomotive emulator

I suspect that to fully understand the details of a steam locomotive's operating characteristics you will have to delve into thermal dynamics, Ranquine cycles, etc. It is a very extensive and deep subject that most live steam model operators do not bother with. We learn how to build, mnatain and ope...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 2889

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

Hi Dianne, This is not about this thread but should be of some interest to you. Go to Facebook, Live Steam History of Sothern California, Mike Massey photo just loaded. The photo is a 1957 shot of a Little Engines 4-2-4T C.P.Huntington. It is the prototype of your 4-4-0. All that was done was remove...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 6216

Re: Dubious Restoration

I just re watched the video and now wonder why he didn't clean up the rust and paint the change gear face on the front face of the headstock? Strange and some of the sequences of operations seemed off. I wonder what he sold it for or if he "restored" the lathe for his own use? How do you know which ...