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- Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:04 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon
- Replies: 2
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Grant is on both here and Facebook. I think he is gcarsen here if you want to PM him.
I can't remember where it was from, but Bill Ulleseit Sr showed up with a coal that burned with a sulphurous yellow haze. I believe it was a western coal, possibly Wyoming. It was bad, we fellow hobbyists were tempted to turn him in to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). As for oil firing, I ...
- Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:38 am
- Forum: Build Log
- Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
- Replies: 631
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This must be the slowest build in the history of Chaski. I've been working on my Shay since 1986 if it makes you feel better. Nothing special either, I just don't have it much of a priority, make a lot of mistakes when I do work on it, and am unwilling to settle for a lower standard of work. Also, ...
You didn't say what scale your engine is, I would agree with Fred for the sizes if it is 1.5" scale, but a 1" scale engine looks better with 3/16". As for conversion, LocoParts and PM Research both sell ways to get from 1/8 npt to 5/16 mtp. McMaster has reducers from 1/4 npt to 1/8 npt. Another rout...
- Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:10 am
- Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
- Topic: Need storage ideas!
- Replies: 8
- Views: 750
Here's the hoist at the St Croix. You could build something like it out of lumber with a cheap electric winch or even cheaper hand-powered winch, maybe one salvaged off an old boat trailer. A pulley at each corner and casters for mobility.
Bridget and Marcel have both been very responsive to me on both the phone and email. My last small order took about 6 weeks, which I'd put in the category 'normal to better than average live steam supplier lead time'.
I'm sure Dianne took your statement with understanding, Barry. Whomping in my opinion is not so much "error" as more a matter of "style". Some of us are quiet and unassuming, others loud and flashy. Now in Bill's example where parts actually leave the loco, that may be more towards the error end of ...