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by jcbrock
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

I'm leaning towards pouring a largish pad, something 20x30, that butts against my gravel driveway. Then build a 12x4 hydraulic table on casters that can roll all over the pad and up to track at the edge of the pad. This'll work and also have the advantage of being able to spin the table end-for-end...
by jcbrock
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2862

Re: Oil firing question

No photo Glenn, but attached is a crude sketch from a 30 years gone by memory...so grain of salt and all. I have no recollection at all of the feed plumbing, and the boiler had a Vanderbilt firebox so it was weird anyway. The burner sat at the front of the firebox and the outlets pointed horizontall...
by jcbrock
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2862

Re: Oil firing question

My experience oil-firing was with the BJWCRR #2, 18" gauge. Gravity feed, no regulators, separate valves for oil, blower and atomizer, although the blower and atomizer valves were on the same branch from the turret. The atomizer used an insignificant amount of steam. I liked having no regulators, be...
by jcbrock
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

Model RR Magazine Index says there are drawings in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Sept/Oct 1989 and Mar/Apr 1994 issues and surprisingly (to me anyway) Railroad Model Craftsman Nov 1953.
by jcbrock
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

The Henry Bender book has the Baldwin erecting card diagram. I do not know what is in the two-volume Rodger Polley book set.
by jcbrock
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 13
Views: 4223

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Got mine, they're really nice. 3 pr in two priority mail boxes, coast-to-coast in 2 days. Like most things in this hobby, they are worth the wait. Thanks Dave.
by jcbrock
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 13
Views: 4223

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Dave can you post here when the truck orders have all been shipped? That way we'll know if ours should have arrived without having to keep asking. We're just anxious because we have projects to put them under. Thank you too for understanding.
by jcbrock
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Painting graphics on plywood - advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: Painting graphics on plywood - advice

Stencil brushes are a few bucks at Hobby Lobby. A rattle can might spray a bit heavy for a stencil. This is the way I would go. Use a stencil brush. If you've never used one before, you hold the brush perpendicular to both your palette and the paint source. Dab it into the paint source with a tappi...
by jcbrock
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: What is this?

Whoops, believe that is a KC not a KD - that's what I get for posting in the middle of the night. A little research indicates the "C" is for combined and the "D" is for detached, referring to the triple valve and reservoir.
by jcbrock
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: What is this?

Westinghouse type KD brake cylinder is my take. The thing on the end of the reservoir would be the attached triple valve.
by jcbrock
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DianneB Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: DianneB Passing

I didn't want to read this, Barry. I'd hoped to meet Dianne sometime at the St Croix, I'm equally at fault for never making it to MLS (yet). When reading her interests you've listed, I know I've missed some conversations that would have been very enjoyable. Condolences to all of you who knew her well.
by jcbrock
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Around the country
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: Around the country

Crater Lake National Park is an easy day trip from Train Mountain. There are a few tracks in the PNW, but going east it is a long slog across Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas with not much that I know of in the way of live steam club tracks, but of course Glacier and Yellowstone are there for you.