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by Pontiacguy1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Steam space.

That's going to be pretty good. Main thing is that if you have water low in the glass and head down a grade, you want there to be enough that it doesn't uncover the crown sheet. In a long boiler like yours the water level tends to bounce up and down a lot with changing grades. If you wanted to make ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Most thieves aren't going to have a roll-back truck to go stealing trailers with, or a service truck with a ton of tools, air compressors, jacks and such on it. You are not going to stop someone like that who is determined and has knowledge about what they are doing. The best you can hope for is to ...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 1856

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Same thing happened to Ron down in Alabama about 18 months ago. He had a bearing failure on the side of the interstate outside of Birmingham. Had to drop the trailer and go to the parts store to pick up a new hub. Got back about 20 minutes later and the trailer was gone. Had a lot of advertisement g...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

the 0-4-0 Camelback 1173 from St. Louis area WAS Leo Myers' locomotive. The man who bought it from that estate sale has recently sold it. I remember seeing it run down at Mid-South back in the 1980s. It was 7 1/2" gauge as well. There was a chassis for one of these mercer 0-4-0s built by Carl Kurth ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 9171

Re: Trailer Features

You have to get your trains to the track somehow. If you are in 3/4" scale or smaller, you can probably transport them in the trunk of your car. A lot of people transport their trains in the back of their pickup. But if you have a large 1 1/2" scale, or even larger scale, locomotive and more than ju...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tap/Drill Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Tap/Drill Chart

Be aware that the drills from HF, or other cheap off-shore sets of drills, may not work like you expect them to. Their heat treatment and/or steel used to make the drills is often wildly different, and thus the results are too. I have some drills from HF that would work fine, like you would expect. ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 3679

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

Where did you get those wheel castings? They look nice, and different.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations for a hand pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: Recommendations for a hand pump?

One of my buddies has a LE American with an axle pump that is plumbed through the crosshead pumps like has been described. The original water lines on this engine were soft soldered, and one of them blew apart while pumping water during a run one time. Thus, both the crosshead pumps and the hand pum...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 9171

Re: Trailer Features

Not always are the most expensive tires the best... Had a set of Maxxon tires on my camper, they were supposed to be some of the best and highest rated, and I paid more for them too. One shelled the tread going down the road, and it was not under or over-inflated. Another developed a noticeable knot...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PMLW PM Locomotive Works???
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: PMLW PM Locomotive Works???

All of the Little Engines 1/2" drivers that I have are 16 spokes. There are light, medium, and heavy counterweights, but all of the ones that I have were the same number of spokes. I have some of the early 80's drivers that got cast in Aluminum to save money. Apparently for a couple of years there, ...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loco identification?
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Loco identification?

That's a nice looking locomotive. The cylinders look different than Little Engines 1/2" scale cylinders, which is probably the most commonly found 1/2" scale stuff here in the us, at least as far as parts/pieces go. I notice it looks like it has displacement oilers under the running boards on each s...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

I would probably contact Wisconsin Dells. I believe that this is what they do.