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by jcbrock
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler

That measurement is about 5/8" on mine. The distance from the tube end over the closed knuckle is about 1.75".
by jcbrock
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 20 Ton Shay Castings Price Change
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: 20 Ton Shay Castings Price Change

Your castings are priced very reasonably John and your drawings/photos are excellent. I appreciate the drawing updates you send out. My friend Richard and I are grinding along on ours. He's got his boiler mounted and is working on his tank. I took a couple years off to relocate, but will try to play...
by jcbrock
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re Gauging to 4 3/4" from 5" gauge.
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Re Gauging to 4 3/4

I don't know where you are located Fred, but the St Croix RR in Hudson, WI does have a 5" gauge rail on their elevated, fwiw.
by jcbrock
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2901

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

I've been working on my engine for 31 years and it's maybe half done if that makes you feel better. But I am still working on it, life just frequently gets in the way. The speed I machine does not make a difference as much as how much shop time I get. If I had made one part a week, I'd have been don...
by jcbrock
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Surveying techniques?
Replies: 27
Views: 1317

Re: Surveying techniques?

You can make a career out of this Jeff, plenty of people do! One of the things you didn't mention which becomes a very big deal is planning and minimizing your borrow and fill and the distance you move them. Just throwing that out there so you think about it a bit, as one of the first things you wan...
by jcbrock
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old Topic--Titan Trains / MCC
Replies: 20
Views: 5673

Re: Old Topic--Titan Trains / MCC

From my experience I don't know why they would call, Marty. You kept me well informed and hit all the dates. Just calling to shoot the breeze is keeping you guys away from the work!
by jcbrock
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab: Wood or metal?
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: Cab: Wood or metal?

Greg_Lewis wrote:So your idea leads me to think perhaps a metal frame with wood panel inserts might work.
Best of both worlds if you ask me.
by jcbrock
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Your RR grading methods??

People using fabric may want to consider using road or driveway fabric such as US Fabrics US 200 or the like instead of weed or landscape fabric. These types of fabric are much heavier duty and are used to separate a rock base from the soil underneath. I used it on my driveway and it works well. The...
by jcbrock
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Your RR grading methods??

St Croix RR, western WI:

No cloth, 3/8 + under crushed limestone with fines, sandy soil that freezes solid all winter and thaws in spring with summer deluges (1" an hour), ties are treated wood (pole plant was doing them gratis) going to plastic.
by jcbrock
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New record in South Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: New record in South Africa

Looks more like water tossing than scooping, Bill.
by jcbrock
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5
Replies: 47
Views: 2643

Re: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5

That looks difficult Marty, but probably not any more than anything else you guys do. Since the injectors are on the backhead for PRR locos, what's the check valve arrangement? I'm assuming there would be some, also somewhere around the backhead?
by jcbrock
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 2456

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

I'll stick with my 1" and head up to St. Croix for a grand time! A couple points Mike. There has been at least one fall meet at St Croix where it was so dry we banned coal burners for that meet, so call before you come. One meet out of 90 or so though, so the odds are with you. Secondly, TM also do...