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by shayloco
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loco Gear
Replies: 1
Views: 856

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: 74
Views: 10296

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: 3639

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: 3639

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: 14
Views: 2735

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: 15099

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: 866

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: 1834

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: 904

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
by shayloco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale

Bruce, I sent you a PM, please check your in box.
by shayloco
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale

Looks like it was based on a Kozo Climax. Kozo provided scaling factors to build in larger than 3/4” scale. One of these factors was to build to 7.5” gauge, 1.6” scale which would be about 7% larger than 1.5” scale. Most builders make changes or have preferences when they build a loco. Could be the ...
by shayloco
Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

John-

Just double the Harris plans. They are a credible set of plans for an American steam donkey. There is a seller on eBay who offers a cast iron cylinder and flywheel that may be suitable for this size.

-Larry