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by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: Steam in Nashville

When are they going to get it back down on the rail? I heard that it would be a while before it was towed to the museum where restoration would begin. Glad that it is finally on it's way.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: David Porter short Obituary
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: David Porter short Obituary

Agreed! He will be missed. He's one of the people that I remember from a long time ago, him having been around the hobby in the South for quite a number of decades. He was actually friendly to people, including younger people, in a time when a lot of the hobby was populated with quite a few people w...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

Could be a marketing ploy... like buying a 110V vaccuum cleaner that says it's 5.5 HP.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1483

Re: Welding Machine

It usually means that it can actually be run in an overload of 25% and not be hurt. Don't know if that's correct for this welder or not, but sometimes you find electrical motors rated that way too. I bought a 1 HP motor a few years ago that said it had 120% duty cycle, which I took to mean that it c...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5468

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

I have a 2-10-0 that was built using LE 0-4-0/0-6-0 castings. The bore is 2 3/8" x 3" stroke. I use a 3/8" ball valve in the dome and have never had any issues with higher speeds and long hills, and I really do pull some heavy trains up long grades, and sometimes at higher speeds than I probably sho...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New builder
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: New builder

Buy the blueprint set if you don't have it already. There are a bunch of these LE 0-4-0s out there running, so it is a good design. I prefer leaf springs, but they are not a requirement. On an 0-4-0, the front axle needs to have some pivot ability, springing or something so it can follow the track.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: Steam in Nashville

I knew some of the people who fought to keep the locomotive IN the park back in the early 1980's. Their insistence was that it was donated to the city and was never supposed to be moved from that park. It was looked at for possible restoration and use on the American Freedom Train in 1976, but they ...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

that looks really nice. I think you might have damage if you derail and the lead truck flips around. It'll probably take out your linkage. That's the only issue that I could see with it at all. Sometimes simple is better. Do they vent straight down or do they have a side-discharge that I'm not seeing?
by Pontiacguy1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam cylinder oil
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Steam cylinder oil

I've been using it for decades, never had any issues in any of my locomotives.
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting discussion....,
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Interesting discussion....,

Good to hear that it is in good hands. I used to see it running at most of the Mid-South Live Steamers' meets when I was a kid. I remember it being a very similar style to the 2-4-0 in the pictures above, but was a mogul and had the same lettering on the tender. I always saw them out running it a lo...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting discussion....,
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Interesting discussion....,

There used to be a Mogul that looked like it was built using the Raritan plans and parts, and it also had a tender on it just like this one that said 'The Rebel Route' on it. Could this be the same person?
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting discussion....,
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Interesting discussion....,

It would be nice to know what scale and gauge too. Since he came to Texas to run, one would have to assume it is 7 1/2" gauge. I have seen at least two other 7 1/2" gauge Raritan's built and operating. They did pretty well for their size, just like the 3/4" scale counterparts. I have often wondered ...