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by Pontiacguy1
Fri May 08, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: weed killer

There are some tracks and some times when weed burning would not be a viable option. The railroads around here use a mixture of weed killers similar to what has been described above to keep their right-of-way cleared. If those weed potions had been available back 100 years ago, the railroads would n...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue May 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 620
Views: 154272

Re: 12" working railroad

I like the V belt better, although I've seen people use an automotive flat belt and get good results instead of the leather flat belt. I'm thinking about doing that to my own lathe. I've seen a few of these that were 'retrofitted' to use a V-belt. Some would change the pulleys, some would cut V-belt...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon May 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: weed killer

You CAN mix the pre-emergent with your glyphosate and spray it one time. A pre-emergent won't work forever, as it will finally go away with enough rain. If you have heavy rainfalls, nothing is really going to last that long. Pre-emergents also are usually a broad leaf killer as well, and will kill s...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 312
Views: 104862

Re: Erskine Tramway

Those guys who came up with the ballast tamper design did a lot of research and experimentation to arrive at the design they published. I wouldn't waste my time re-doing their work. Just take the design, scale it up for your railroad gauge, and build it. If I recall, they tried something similar to ...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 683
Views: 142464

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Hey Charlie: Why not try an adjustable hand reamer? These are pretty good, and a lot less costly: https://drillsandcutters.com/adjustable ... vD_BwE&p=2
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 312
Views: 104862

Re: Erskine Tramway

We have a couple of those tamping machines down here, and they work pretty good if you use them correctly and let the machine do the work. A couple of guys from up in Kentucky came up with that quite a few years ago, I believe. At least, they were the first to introduce us to it and the first to bui...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 50
Views: 9045

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

With your work looking like that... You're going to be great doing the rest of this locomotive. Just keep plugging at it, and you'll eventually get there. Obviously your metalworking skills are pretty good.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS

Jim Murray, who was the owner of MDM locomotive works, passed away a few years ago now. I don't think that most of his stuff is still available at this time, but if someone else has knowledge of where his products ended up, please let it be known.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 18
Views: 2938

Re: Paint help

I have had good luck using barbecue grille paint on my locomotives. Ace has it in both gloss and flat. It will definitely take the heat.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help what is this and how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Help what is this and how does it work?

Looks to me like a manual oil pump for the cylinders. Is there a place that you can see where you would add oil? A lot of steam locomotives have manual cylinder oilers, and they work fine. Just give them a few shots every once in a while to keep your cylinders lubed.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 3837

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

Those two locomotives don't look alike to me. Are they supposed to be the same builder/model?
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 5668

Re: OCME Club Suspends Public events

Can we PLEASE STOP talking about this!!! It isn't like you can't hear this same stuff on every news outlet, radio station, newspaper, blog, etc... 24 hours a day. I come here to get away from hearing about it for a few minutes and read a little bit about trains. My suggestion is to stop making comme...