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by jcbrock
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 98
Views: 19536

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to US tracks, but yes there are several 5" gauge tracks in Canada. Winnipeg for one in addition to those James has kindly listed.
by jcbrock
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 98
Views: 19536

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Jumping in here, but the US is almost exclusively 4-3/4" rail. The only 5" line I know is the St Croix Railroad high line in Hudson, WI, and that was done because the guys from Winnipeg LS were kind enough to loan the club their forms for the new high line footings. We reciprocated by adding the 5" ...
by jcbrock
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rapid Steam Pressure Loss
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: Rapid Syeam Pressure Loss

Sitting still with a little blower on and 13 inches of gas the fire box temperature is 2,200 degrees F. Put the valve gear is full forward position and move at a moderate speed with a light load and the temperature drops to 1,800 to 1,900 F. Are you turning the blower off once you start moving? Do ...
by jcbrock
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 21
Views: 1510

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

Marty makes a good point, but it's really up to you. Are you one of those people that stays awake at night thinking about it? Where are you in the spectrum of having something to run vs having a project to keep you busy in the shop? Personally I am one of those people that stays awake at night and I...
by jcbrock
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 272
Views: 42676

Re: Erskine Tramway

That's an interesting piece of history Mike, I am surprised it wasn't bullhead rail.
by jcbrock
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Spent a lot of time volunteering - outbound train inspection and garden rwy Monday, backshop Tuesday, garden rwy Wednesday, and loadout Friday, along with a lot of time wandering around meeting friends and making new ones. It was a good time, the weather was perfect. 42 trains through the inspection...
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: Are you ready?

Yeah Chris, you're probably right. Triennial years kind of warp things.
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: Are you ready?

Too many people for me. I'll attend the following Ops meeting. Shhhh, don't tell anyone about the ops meet, let's keep it our little secret. It was already pretty crowded last year. We had four trains waiting to switch at Phillips at one point. I'm probably an A-minus, I still have to pack but I ha...
by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 3162

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: 37
Views: 3162

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: 2552

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: 693

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