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by shayloco
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump o-rings
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: Pump o-rings

"O-rings for Live Steam Service" by Kozo Hiraoka was in March-April 2007 Live Steam magazine.
by shayloco
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump o-rings
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: Pump o-rings

Kozo Hiraoka wrote a very good article on o-ring usage. His premise was that the commercial o-ring guides make the o-rings fit too tight for live steam models. He offered tables for o-ring use of both metric and imperial sizes. A very good guide. It was published in Live Steam magazine and may also ...
by shayloco
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 4860

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Hello Glenn- I did a search for the seller and found his obituary from 2016. I do remember him mentioning another live steamer in Hawaii but we are too late to get that info. -Larry Larry, I am curious. Do you recall any details of your purchase - the approx year, location, etc. From time to time, I...
by shayloco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 25382

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

I had rust from the steel manifold clog the burner slots in two of my Locoparts burners. This took 12 years to accumulate. Easily cleaned after dropping the manifold and unscrewing the caps from the burners. I removed all the burners and cleared the loose rust out of the manifold then reassembled. N...
by shayloco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 4860

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Hello Pat- My son and I bought 2 complete WVB locomotives and one chassis from the fellow in Hawaii. You have seen the locos at Waushakum. VB12and37.jpg #12 is a 4-6-0. I sold #12 to a Montreal LS member, I believe it is still there. #37 is a 2-8-2 tank loco that my son still owns. #41 is a 2-8-0 ch...
by shayloco
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loco Gear
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: Loco Gear

I just had an email from John Johnson, here is his response: “Yes I am still here and still active. I do have castings in stock and I am open for business.” John’s email address is jjohnson @ locogear.com (remove spaces) and his web site is www.locogear.com His mailing address has changed from the w...
by shayloco
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 82
Views: 42626

Re: Signal Complexity

A comment about multi-color signals: 1 in 12 males (8%) are color blind. That includes me. So if you are concerned about people not following your color coded signal system be aware that 1 in 12 of us may have no clue when presented with these signals. I prefer signals that are position dependent li...
by shayloco
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 6965

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

One trick is to take the wheel(s) off on one side. Or, just take the lug nuts off on one side. I’d be afraid to drive off without re-tightening the lug nuts! I know I would do that as I forgot to reconnect the RV trailer connection a couple of times after overnight stops. Installed a relay that onl...
by shayloco
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 6965

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Berkman wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Jim,

so you have to buy a whole new unit after 5 years for battery?
According to the link the lithium battery is field replaceable.
by shayloco
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 29
Views: 14981

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

This Camelback runs at Pioneer Valley LS in Massachusetts:
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by shayloco
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 59
Views: 20357

Re: Trailer Features

This thread was very timely for me. I just bought a 7x16 trailer with vee nose along with some e-track. I would have ordered a short height trailer but the comments and photos here convinced me to stay with standard height. This thread was in exactly the right place or I may have missed it. Thanks t...
by shayloco
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FS Bronze Couplers 1 1/2" scale ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: FS Bronze Couplers 1 1/2" scale

Hi Brian- How many bronze couplers are for sale for $60?
-Larry