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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: 2318

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: 78
Views: 10361

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: 2318

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: 1272

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: 80
Views: 23566

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: 4882

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: 4882

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: 27
Views: 9463

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: 18261

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: 1365

Re: FS Bronze Couplers 1 1/2" scale

Hi Brian- How many bronze couplers are for sale for $60?
-Larry
by shayloco
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need ingenious solution??!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3853

Re: Need ingenious solution??!!

I agree with Marty. Use an o-ring and forget about it. I don’t use packing anymore. When I do a rebuild or a repair I install o-rings.
by shayloco
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Got Logs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Got Logs?

John,

Looks good!

Bring that rig to MCC for the logging meet and we will have some Shays, a Climax and a Heisler to move the logging cars. Plus the logging line itself with the two switchbacks to provide some work for the locos.

-Larry