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- Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:25 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: 1 inch Ten Wheeler - North American Live Steamer March 1956
- Replies: 6
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Beautiful locomotive. The 1930 Cyc doesn't have a side elevation drawing, just a photo and general data.
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...
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...
- 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...