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by jcbrock
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon

Grant is on both here and Facebook. I think he is gcarsen here if you want to PM him.
by jcbrock
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 1819

Re: types of coal

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 ...
by jcbrock
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
Views: 90852

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

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, ...
by jcbrock
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I'm just an operator
Replies: 22
Views: 1918

Re: I'm just an operator

Anthony, I'm just glad to see it looks like you are making time to work on your 0-6-0. It should be spectacular when it is done.
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Plumbing question

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...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3114

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Only in the secondhand market.
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Safety Valve Progress and other updates
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: 1" Safety Valve Progress and other updates

Looking forward to the 1" safeties Anthony, keep up the good work.
by jcbrock
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Need storage ideas!

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.
scrr_hoist.jpg
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...

Yay, every SP steam era modeler needs these.
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 3196

Re: Tom bee

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'.
by jcbrock
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Just add WARMTH!

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 ...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Thanks. I've always thought they put out enough heat without the roar of some methods.