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by Pontiacguy1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Looking for input

Dang... You're looking for a BIG project! That would be an awesome model, but that's a lot to deal with, especially trying to run it on smaller layouts. A big club track would work fine, but probably not on most of the private tracks out there. It sure would be a puller, though. A pair of brothers f...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O. Winston Link
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: O. Winston Link

Link actually appeared in a cameo in the 1990s movie 'October Sky'. It was a movie about boys who worked on model rocketry, but was set in a coal mining town in West Virginia, and featured several shots of the 4501, painted black for the film and lettered for the N&W. In one shot where the 4501 driv...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 1193

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Interesting, but I believe that we are over-thinking this just a bit. The railroads were trying to maximize their longevity and lengthen the service intervals on their locomotives because they were trying to maximize their profit. Their locomotives rolled many thousands of miles over steel rails bef...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

I believe that what you have may be an Alemite fitting, or at least that's what we used to call them. Probably not the correct name, as Alemite is a brand. It is made to squirt oil or grease into using a special fitting that fits snug into the cup shaped head, and allow you to pump some grease or oi...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2795

Re: TM 2021 Prep

of course, my fat butt is not climbing up there to do so after words. Reason for me asking that is to show that you, like most considerate and time-conscious people, will do as much prep work before hand as possible and will have everything as close to ready to go as possible before you start the a...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2795

Re: TM 2021 Prep

I am sure you already have all those covers secured before you start rolling that stuff into your truck, too.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 105
Views: 63934

Re: CNW J class Mikado

DANG those are pretty!
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2795

Re: TM 2021 Prep

I think I know who you’re talking about pointiacguy1!!!! I wasn't thinking about just one person in particular... I've seen this kind of stuff happen many times, with several different people over the years. One guy a long time ago rolled all of his stuff up the ramp and in the way where nobody cou...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2795

Re: TM 2021 Prep

There is nothing worse at ANY track than to have some piddling slow-poke hogging up the facilities for an hour or two while he loads his one locomotive and 5 or 6 cars. Do everyone a favor including yourself: Get all your stuff in position nearby, get your vehicle into position, roll your equipment ...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Great Choice!! Starting with a smaller, simpler locomotive will help you to progress much more rapidly. Your mentor is definitely steering you in the right direction. Building ANY working steam locomotive is an accomplishment, and once you get done you will realize that you've grown a lot as a machi...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6974

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

I have a complete set of paper drawings for the LRR 10-wheeler locomotive. There were no tender drawings that I'm aware of. The thought was that almost any tender of any size or shape would work behind it.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6974

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Let's see: Pictures... Glos ten wheeler JPG.jpg This is the LRR Ten Wheeler. If we had more of the cylinder castings, this would be a locomotive that would be simple and cheap to build (comparatively), and it's a real powerhouse too. Those looking for prototypical fidelity need not apply. It is, how...