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by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: side rod lubricators?

Stuart-Turner has always had similar brass oil cups for sale in several sizes. If I remember correctly they use ME threads. Do a Google and find the new owners, the foundry that has made the castings for years.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

Re: Rodents like wiring.

We had ground squirrels and rats eating our aluminum rail at Los Angeles Live Steamers in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. When we installed replacement steel rails for the 7 1/2" gage track that ended the problem there. However, we still have aluminum on the 4 3/4" and 3 1/2" gages. From time to time we...
by Cary Stewart
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

That is one fine piece of sound switch. I find it interesting that we have similar music tastes. I to like all of Brubeck's work and I agree about Paul. My classic likes are very broad and there isn't much I can't listen to. I have to be in a very receptive mood listen to opera though. When I was wo...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

It just occurred to me that the RRSC patterns came from someone in Chicago.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Hello Jack, Nice work as usual. Do you suppose the part kit you have for the trucks are/were from RRSC. The horn blocks and the cast aluminum frames do look a lot like RRSC product. Also I see that you are a believer that you can never have too many clamps. Also as to air transport for locomotives, ...
by Cary Stewart
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 13
Views: 2171

Re: blind driver

I believe that the blind drivers had the same tread taper as the flanged drivers. I believe that it helps centering.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Monster Collett

Note that none of the slots go thru to the bottom alternately like the ER series. This is probably not a collet.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

Another thing to keep in mind is that when the paint is wet it is different than when it is dry. My late uncle was a master painter-decorator. He tried to get me to learn some of his knowledge but I wasn't interested at the time. He was painting RR cars and structures with his dad in the pre WWI era...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

Consider Pantone colors as a base. The folks that do restorations on the Virginia & Truckee rolling stock have matched the industrial archyology (spelling?) and come up with what are very close matches to the original paints. The last remaining car to have been at Promontory had at one time a very r...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re heat treating mild steel
Replies: 18
Views: 2298

Re: Re heat treating mild steel

Was this car a victim of one of the big California fires last year?
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 3133

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

I know of at least two 2-4-4-2s in 1.5" scale were built. Also there was a lady engineer in So. Cal. that started one using a pair of RRSC 0-4-0 chassis as a base. I don't know what happened to any of these engines.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

Another RR that used these was the Unitah. You might look for the book about the Uintah RR. It did have a lot of drawings.
Cary