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by Pontiacguy1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0

You'd need to make another frame so that the lead truck can be mounted and have room to move around under there. There's not enough room for the lead truck under the standard Chloe frame. If your chloe has the aluminum frame, then you'd be better off making a new one out of steel anyway instead of t...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

We've been hijacked!
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Jesse Livingston

Jesse Livingston, AKA Unka Jesse from Troy Tn, passed away yesterday 3/21/2019, after a heart attack. He was the same Jesse Livingston who was a regular contributor to Live Steam magazine for nearly 20 years, and was also editor of the Mid-South Live Steamers' newsletter "Southern Steam" for almost ...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

I think it is a little bit of all of the things people have been saying... It occurs to me that some people just like different things, and that this is a hobby that in general appeals more to men than to women. I say in general, because there is always going to be some crossover, and we as individu...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?

You look downright presentable in that picture, John!
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Yep, sadly ALL of the Little Engines small-scale stuff has 'disappeared' from the market, and has been unavailable for about 7 or 8 years now. Anything in 1", 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4" scales is now off the market. Pretty sad, actually, since they were once one of the major suppliers in all of those scal...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0

If you still have your patterns, then you can send them to Cattail in Pennsylvania and have them cast. If drivers are all that you lack having what you need, I sure as heck wouldn't let that stop me. Put your state or city in your information so that people can have an idea of your whereabouts. Answ...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector piping question
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Injector piping question

Never hurts to go one size larger. What type/size injector are you going to be using?
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1286

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

I've also wondered if anyone ever made the top-mount double check valve in 1 1/2" scale. The N&W used them on their locomotives, retrofitting some of them during their service lives from the traditional side-mounted checks.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector piping question
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Injector piping question

I've always made my lines the same size: Steam, water, and outlet, and my injectors have worked really good, with the exception of one English injector that turned out to be a low-pressure injector. It's hard to get an injector that was made for 100 PSI max operating pressure to pick up at 120 PSI! ...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: Axle pump feed water

I like an axle pump, but they do have their drawbacks, such as accessibility, and they are a wear item. More ways to put water in is better in my opinion, But I do know of a few people who have put them on and then taken them back off after a few years. You're right that a hand pump on anything bigg...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Display Track for 3/4" Locomotive
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Display Track for 3/4" Locomotive

I believe that Tanski sells rail in 5' sections. I believe that it is 5/8" tall aluminum stuff, which is a little bit big for scale rail in 3/4" scale, but is what a lot of tracks have used over the years. You could use some code 332 brass rail for a display track, which would be close to the same h...