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by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 100
Views: 28487

EMD F7 in SCALE

EMD F7 in SCALE ———————————————— BODY CONSTRUCTION: Part VI With the body structural work completed, the next step was to start detailing. Some of the details are fairly easy to handle: grab irons, for example. I used several different sizes of Precision Steel Car (PSC) grab irons, which are secure...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 100
Views: 28487

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

Jerry_H wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Here's hoping that you get back in the cab soon.
Thanks!

Although not fully recovered from all the health sturm und drang, I am back in the cab, metaphorically speaking, and will be updating this build log some more.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric

My two choices seem to be electric and gas, but I'm not a fan of the V twin engines.... nothing wrong with them from a reliability stand point but just way too noisy. Real locomotives do make quite a bit of noise, y'know, especially at full throttle whilst hauling a heavy train upgrade. :D As for t...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

I have a Jeep that I want to get rid of...it's been dormant for close to 17 yrs...What would be a check list of things I need to do to prep it to be started ? Here are some suggestions: If the Jeep has sat all these years with fuel in the tank you are going to have a problem. The tank and fuel suct...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Glue for Plastic in Gasoline Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 602

Re: Glue for Plastic in Gasoline Tank

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:31 pm
What's a good glue to hold two pieces of plastic together in a tank full of gasoline?
Five minute epoxy resists gasoline. I can't vouch for resistance to ethanol, though.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 21
Views: 666

Re: Buying fasteners

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:07 pm
I wouldn't use them to secure the seat to a toilet bowl, let alone in a critical application in which failure would be a catastrophe.

As if a failure here would not be a catastrophe....
All depends on what you are doing while seated on the porcelain throne. :lol:
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 21
Views: 666

Re: Buying fasteners

I get most of what I need through McMaster-Carr. I haven't done business with Fastenal in some 13 years and likely will not ever darken their doors again. The two Fastenal stores with which I am familiar are over-priced and staffed by hostile people who wouldn't know a stripper bolt from Stormy Dani...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 9705

Re: liability Insurance

I insure through USAA...USAA writes what are known as “All Risk” policies....Those folk who have current or prior military experience including National Guard or Reserve experience, and family members are eligible to join USAA. Minor clarification: Aside from active duty personnel, USAA will only w...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4 ID Steam Hose?
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: 1/4 ID Steam Hose?

I have used ptfe hose, covered in stainless steel braid from McMaster Carr I'll second that. The hose Bill mentions is high quality and can tolerate pressures far beyond what would be encountered in your application. You want McMaster SKU 52515K2 for 1/4" ID hose. It can be mated with JIC (SKU 5251...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 30
Views: 976

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

To discuss Einstein's dumb ideas fully, one has to violate the board's policy of banning political discussion. I don't know if his recently revealed anti-Chinese writings would fall under "politics," but if not, they come close. Einstein's personal observations about the Chinese reflect a different...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 30
Views: 976

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Am I the only one who gets mad when movie and TV characters weld things in impossible ways? Yesterday I watched an awful Spider-Man movie. The Staten Island Ferry had been split down the middle. Iron Man showed up and welded the two halves together, using his hand-ray things, WITHOUT SHIELDING GAS....
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Bought Diacro brake... did i screw up?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Bought Diacro brake... did i screw up?

trader_joe wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Just bought this diacro brake for $300 plus 180 shipping...
I'd pass on it if I were you. There seem to be a lot of missing parts. Where are the fingers?