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by Steamingdanny
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Valley electric locomotive
Replies: 10
Views: 2369

Re: West Valley electric locomotive

Are there any photos of this engine?
by Steamingdanny
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 6020

Re: Tender Tank

What do guys use to seal a tender?
by Steamingdanny
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miller's Backyard Railroads
Replies: 27
Views: 11875

Re: Miller's Backyard Railroads

Does anyone have any photos or drawings of how the American was built? Looks like the engine was in the boiler. Specs? Living replicas?
by Steamingdanny
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Master Railroad Builder Book by Steve Booth 1992
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Master Railroad Builder Book by Steve Booth 1992

Your club library might have a copy...

I've read it. There's nothing earth shattering inside it to pay the high price. Today, with online build logs and emails, the hobby is stronger than ever
by Steamingdanny
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OPENING A CAN OF WORMS
Replies: 90
Views: 14130

Re: OPENING A CAN OF WORMS

Flange wear on the high side of a curve is something the real railroads combat with hundreds of miles of new rail/year.

That's with 400+ Brinell rail steel.

We use aluminum and steel wheels....

Most curves I see have reverse cant in live steam (low rail elevated above the high rail)
by Steamingdanny
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1-1/2" scale freight cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: 1-1/2" scale freight cars

Thank you! I use the wood construction because it's so easy to get a car body built in a day. My dads shop is 5 hours from me and I have to use my shop time wisely. One of the fun things for me is finding a regular piece (like a 4" pvc dome cap) and saying, look a steam dome. I built my steam engine...
by Steamingdanny
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1-1/2" scale freight cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: 1-1/2" scale freight cars

Caboose p3
by Steamingdanny
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1-1/2" scale freight cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: 1-1/2" scale freight cars

Caboose p2

Clear plastic windows were added
by Steamingdanny
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1-1/2" scale freight cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: 1-1/2" scale freight cars

Similar style for the caboose

P1
by Steamingdanny
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1-1/2" scale freight cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

1-1/2" scale freight cars

I started building this Hopper Car, based on Miller's Backyard railroad plans and inspiration. Some modifications: I use 1/2" Sandeply plywood Overall car size is 15" wide (+ribs) and 48" long I use #8 drywall screws, 1" long (won't be used for load) Tom Bee frame and working couplers I had Home Dep...
by Steamingdanny
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Powering switches and signals
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: Powering switches and signals

How about pneumatic for a yard?