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by jcbrock
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies

Try http://www.oneinchrr.com/, but it hasn't been updated in a long time.
by jcbrock
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 inch Ten Wheeler - North American Live Steamer March 1956
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

Re: 1 inch Ten Wheeler - North American Live Steamer March 1956

Beautiful locomotive. The 1930 Cyc doesn't have a side elevation drawing, just a photo and general data.
by jcbrock
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Question about a DLS ad

I think Barry left off a couple, I know I've seen O scale live steam running, and I am guessing something matches up with 32mm or 45mm. I really wanted the outer rails to be 7.25" for sake of completeness. I kinda thought they were ridiculous but was sold the idea of them being "guardrails". I don't...
by jcbrock
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Question about a DLS ad

I know there is 5" gauge in Canada, Ottawa Valley LS, Alberta MES, BCSME, Frontenac, Montreal LS, Saskatoon MES, and Vancouver Island LS to name several. I'll add the Manitoba Live Steamers and in the US the St Croix Railroad near Hudson, WI. The St Croix ended up with a 5" gauge on the elevated be...
by jcbrock
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 815

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: 3554

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: 95960

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: 3388

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: 774

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: 5156

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: 707

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: 1378

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