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by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

you can get the bricks CHEAP from a place that supports fireplaces / stoves. RUTLAND PRODUCTS firebricks => $30 for a set of 6 There is a farm store here in Oregon called Coastal Farm. They sell the set of 6 for around 30 bucks, but they sell individual bricks for $3. :?: I bought the individual br...
by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Welcome to the forum. I second David's answers. I use black for everything and I would try soldering the brass shim into the slot as he has written. Good luck on your build.
by jcbrock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 1388

Re: Removing winter debris

I was able to spend several days this week with the big sucker. Several have asked about ballast, and I would say that was the thing that most surprised me. You have to really try if you want to suck up the ballast - it'll do it if you ground the vacuum into the rock, but that is easy to avoid. I wa...
by jcbrock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2 1/2" classification lights
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: 2 1/2" classification lights

Bryte Rails has lantern style marker lights. They're not Pyle-National or DRGW-style classification lights.

http://www.bryterails.com/index.htm?p=p105
by jcbrock
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 80993

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

You're getting there Tristan, ahead of me anyway. I'm pressing the crankshaft together. Keys everywhere, light press and Loctite 648. I sure hope it lines up!
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 47
Views: 8239

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Wow I need to buy more clamps, I can see I am way under-clamped to do this kind of project. Thank you Mike for posting these details. Your construction articles in LS&OR are great, but I appreciate the extra information you provide here. The car is coming along beautifully, hopefully we'll see it at...
by jcbrock
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Generation UP Challenger tender?
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: 1st Generation UP Challenger tender?

Never say never, but I've never seen a picture of the light/early Challengers with a centipede. They were all delivered with semi-cylindrical. Be careful with the numbering indicating anything, as the light Challengers were renumbered in 1944 to 3800-3839 to make room on the roster for the modern Ch...
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Card and Decal Nostalgia (July 2003)
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: IBLS Card and Decal Nostalgia (July 2003)

Yes. I know where the patch is (on a pair of overalls) and I saw the card and decal when I moved a couple years ago.
by jcbrock
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Milwaukee Road # Conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Milwaukee Road # Conflict

I believe it's the same loco rebuilt with a chopped nose, ditch lights etc.
by jcbrock
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 672

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: 563

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: 1029

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.