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by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 268
Views: 36779

Re: Erskine Tramway

Is there a plan for a turn around loop at the car barn and storage end in the future, or has the plan always been to do a back-and-forth with a run around siding at each end? I guess that's why it's a tramway, huh. It sure does look nice and smooth. I'm just thinking that if/when you get something l...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 83
Views: 9652

Re: Woodinville Shops

that next-to-last picture looks just like a big ol' American Flyer track setup! Glad you are making progress.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Speaking of Signalling....
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Speaking of Signalling....

Why not use several emitter/detector pairs placed along the track at some various locations, or something basically like a stretched-out light curtain. if you are worried about foot traffic fouling it, then make it such that it has to block two of the sensors before the light will change. It might n...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump

Make sure that your ram is smooth and is polished longitudinally instead of round like it would be while running in the lathe. If you haven't gotten all the turning tool marks off of it, it will keep eating the packing out and leaking, no matter what type of packing you use. Just something else for ...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 4340

Re: liability Insurance

A couple of years ago, our insurance carrier sent someone to one of our meets to look around and to check out the station, our waiver signing process, and our loading and unloading process, and also to see our track maintenance records. The guy was impressed enough that he returned the next day with...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advice on the heavy mikado
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Advice on the heavy mikado

Hudsons and Northerns, you would need to contact Mike at Little Engines. He is on the boards here and can answer any questions that you have. I believe that RRSC still has the USRA 2-8-2, and will sell you castings and plans. A friend of mine just bought a set of castings for the USRA 2-8-2 from som...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines C16
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: Little engines C16

Power Model supply used to have castings and drawings for a C-19. I don't think any of that is available anywhere now.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 821

Re: Baking Tanks

Glad to see that you are back to working on the Tich project! So, it will be ready to run about... September?? It really is looking great, can't wait to see it at the track. A shame to have to cover up such beautiful work with paint.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 25
Views: 3463

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Where did that beautiful balloon stack casting come from? That's really nice.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Washout
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Boiler Washout

That's a lot of crud! what effect did it have on copper, if any?
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Cab interior

There was one application where the floor grating was deteriorating quickly because of some acid that would settle from the process. The grating in a few areas would have to be replaced every 2 or 3 years. They tried some that was dipped in acid resistant paint, and it was pretty much that same colo...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed May 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 84
Views: 5532

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

I knew of one boiler that was built with tubes made from Monel. A bit overkill, I think, but it steamed and ran well enough. It was an Allen boiler, and most of those seem to fail in the mud ring and firebox area when people let it get packed up with crud.