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by Pontiacguy1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: Turnout detents?

I guess my opinion is that it should be easy to move and get to, and then worry about the size of it. Put it so that you can reach it easily and it will make operating your railroad a whole lot more enjoyable. I've seen some scale switch throws where you had to bend over, lift the handle, turn the s...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 36
Views: 5354

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

I really like that diamond stack. How'd you fab that?
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 10 Plastic Tie performance Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: 10 Plastic Tie performance Questions

We've been using the plastic ties in Tennessee now for about 5 or 6 years. At first, we started using them every 3rd tie, just to make sure that the track would stay in gauge, no matter if the wood ties started to rot. Then as we got more comfortable with them, we started using them every other tie,...
by Pontiacguy1
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26472

Re: 12" working railroad

How are you going to move it when you are not hooked up and the air lines pumped up?
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Standards
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: Track Standards

We did some super-elevation on some of our curves at our club, which hauls the public on a regular basis, and we found that it didn't help. In fact, some riders actually shifted their weight against the super-elevation when they felt it leaning them to the inside a bit, as reported by some of our en...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

in the smaller scales, a lot of people use distilled water. I plan on doing that in my 1/2" scale stuff. I don't know what scale you are dealing with, so it could get rather expensive trying to run a 1 1/2" pacific all day when water is about $0.80 per gallon! On the other hand, if your boiler holds...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

It depends on what it is... If I think it will affect the performance and/or reliability of the locomotive, it gets made over. If it is something that maybe is a blemish that can be painted over, covered up, worked around, or which may not make too much difference, then I will probably let it go. I'...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 29
Views: 1836

Re: Building a Veranda

Are you going to reproduce the tank car as well? That would be cool.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26472

Re: 12" working railroad

If you want quick and dirty for your ballast car, maybe make a gondola with one end that can slide off, then you can simply rake the ballast out of that end right on the track. In fact, make it where each end can be removed and you won't have to ever worry about turning the car. You can also pull th...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector

I imagine that the English injector would pump to 100 PSI, but they seem to be so finicky that you'd have to have almost the exact same setup, mounting position, check valve, starting valve, etc... that they used while testing it out. I had one before, and it would work from about 50 PSI up to about...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 29
Views: 1836

Re: Building a Veranda

another.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 29
Views: 1836

Re: Building a Veranda

Weren't those the turbine engines? Didn't they call those "big Blows" or am I thinking of something else? The 4 trucks look like that on the turbine engines, but I didn't remember them having that walkway. I found a couple of pictures on the web, though. If I recall correctly, the tank right behind ...