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by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Stretch Husky in a weekend
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: Stretch Husky in a weekend

Looks like you've made pretty quick progress on this thing. A one-weekend build seems pretty unrealistic for something that actually runs decently and is made out of metal. You've made really good time on it, though, and it looks like a locomotive that you might see switching around in some industry...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Milwaukee Road # Conflict
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Milwaukee Road # Conflict

The short line railroad that runs around where I live has about 6 locomotives that were done that way. They were originally high-nose GP-9 locomotives that were cut down and had a big window added in the middle just like your pictures show. If you look at them from the side, and you know what to loo...
by Pontiacguy1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1403

Re: Allen steam fittings

I'm actually doing something very similar to this on a locomotive now. The bottom part of the nozzle will be welded into the saddle, which is fabricated. The 45 angle will be tapped for 1/4 pipe and hopefully I can assemble the whole thing without removing a cylinder from the frame.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Titan Jr. Electric switcher
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Titan Jr. Electric switcher

The Briggs Vanguard engine is actually a VERY good engine, top-line for them, and it is actually made in Japan. The Briggs Intek and Industrial/Commercial line are almost the same thing and are both made in the US. The difference between those two is that the I/C line has chrome valves and a differe...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cannonball box cabs/
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Cannonball box cabs/

I think this is what he's talking about: www.cannonballltd.com/
Have you tried calling or e-mailing them? There is contact information on their website.
Doesn't look like the site has been updated in quite a while, but hopefully there is still someone on the other end of the line.
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train

The ORIGINAL LE 0-4-0/0-6-0 driver castings had 12 spokes. From what I was told by someone from California, there was a fire in the late-60s or very early-70s that damaged this wheel pattern. It was re-made with a much thicker outer rim and with 13 spokes. I know that the wheels have changed spoke p...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 3013

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

Well, I guess that settles it... Building that many boilers means that SOMEBODY out there is building and working on a lot of stuff! Maybe it's just that we've gotten so spread out then. Like I said earlier, there are now at least 3 clubs that are within 4 or 5 hour drive of our club, and none of th...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 43
Views: 1916

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Thanks! That's a nice little bit of jewelry right there.
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

Isn't there already a kit for a little mack in 3/4" scale? I believe that remote control is one of the options on that, so there are already ready-to-go options out there for this.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train

It will work. Just make sure that you have enough meat around that crankpin hole before you drill it. I think you will for a 5/8" pin hole. You'll have plenty of power.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need help choosing a loco.
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Need help choosing a loco.

On any steam locomotive, weight on the drivers is the key to making it grip and pull. Almost all steamers in any of the ride-on scales are going to have more power than they can put to the track because of the limits of traction. You can use the cast iron wheels and then put steel tires on the outsi...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train

You're going for the narrow Gauge look, right? I think that the 7" 0-4-0/0-6-0 drivers would give you more of that narrow gauge look than a larger driver turned down really thin would.