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by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forming boiler sheets for three 3/4-in. scale Virginias
Replies: 44
Views: 6567

Re: Forming boiler sheets for three 3/4-in. scale Virginias

That's sharp! I like it a lot. One of these days I shall attempt a copper boiler... one of these days...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: LocoParts?

I just ordered some stuff from Jeff this past week. I emailed him using the email address on the price sheet posted on his website. He emailed back about a day or so later, then sent me a link to a paypal invoice a couple of days after that. He said that he wasn't going to send me an invoice until t...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

Ginger. Add that to the boiler. I've heard of a lot of people using it in the past to clog up small leaks and weeps.

Best thing to do long-term is to fix it right, but it does work.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Length Ratio
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Smokebox Length Ratio

Some of the more modern locomotives also had feedwater heaters installed in them, which necessitated a larger smoke box. Some had their smoke boxes extended. Not sure why unless they were adding a feedwater heater, or there was some problem with draft and efficiency they were trying to solve. .
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: An O.S. Porter Journey
Replies: 46
Views: 25629

Re: An O.S. Porter Journey

That looks mighty fine to me!
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/2'' scale drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 1188

Re: 1/2'' scale drawings

We are bringing back all the small scale line. That is awesome! So I'm taking it that you purchased the small scale stuff back from Russell Stewart? I am definitely interested in getting some 1/2" scale couplers, if and when you have any cast and available. Good to hear that this stuff won't just d...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/2'' scale drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 1188

Re: 1/2'' scale drawings

John K. with Friends Models/Yankee shop (www.friendsmodels.com) has some of the 1/2" scale designs I believe, but none of them have castings out for sale that I know of, at least not right now. 2 1/2 inch gauge, ½” to the foot, was the most popular live steam scale/gauge in England before World War ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
Replies: 52
Views: 2856

Re: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?

Lots of people have 'repurposed' a lot of material over the years to turn it into a working steam locomotive. One guy in Texas built a working 2-4-0 narrow gauge locomotive on a budget of $20 per week. At least that's what I think I remember... It was a pretty low amount. He said that was all he cou...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler band material.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Boiler band material.

You didn't say what this is going on. I have used the 5/8" wide banding from shipping crates on some larger boilers, 1/2" wide on some others. I have also used some 1/2" wide brass with the angles for the tightening bolts silver soldered on. It's hard to find brass strip or banding material now. if ...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone know where this car is?
Replies: 8
Views: 3661

Re: Anyone know where this car is?

Leo had built a Mercer Camelback 0-4-0 in 7 1/2" gauge. A few years ago someone that got on this board had bought it from an estate and either was going to sell it or going to try to fix it. I think it did sell, but not sure. As I recall, it was partially disassembled at the time. I know the boiler ...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone know where this car is?
Replies: 8
Views: 3661

Re: Anyone know where this car is?

Tim lives near St. Louis and has visited the Displays of Leo's work. It's apparently not been part of those displays or anything. The thinking is that this car was sold to someone long before Leo died, and thus it's out there somewhere in Live Steam Land hiding in a shed, or shop, or on someone's pr...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Highline Videos
Replies: 29
Views: 2318

Re: Highline Videos

Yep, not much 2 1/2" gauge activity in North America at all. I have a few pieces in 1/2" scale 2 1/2" gauge, as you are probably aware, but I'm probably the only person within 250 miles of me, or maybe more, that is doing anything in that scale/gauge. Maybe someday I can build an elevated layout. I ...