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by Jbt68
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 6105

Re: Tender Tank

I used 20 gauge CRS for the tender of my little 0-6-0 switcher. It has a custom-made plastic insert tank with a baffle. The tank holds about 13 gallons or so. This relieves me of all the corrosion-related maintenance issues and no peeling tank sealer to deal with. Another benefit is the open side le...
by Jbt68
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless Steel Arch for my RGS 20
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Stainless Steel Arch for my RGS 20

That works for me Marty. Thanks!
by Jbt68
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless Steel Arch for my RGS 20
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Stainless Steel Arch for my RGS 20

Just a newbie question... Was there a specific reason for using stainless for this application? I have been considering an arch for my LE 0-6-0...
by Jbt68
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MORE NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER
Replies: 17
Views: 3631

Re: MORE NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER

Dave,
Definitely interested in the start valves...

Bryan
by Jbt68
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Buckeye Limited
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Buckeye Limited

I will be there! :-)
by Jbt68
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3660

Re: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013

Wow. A lot has been done since my last visit! Not sure if that isn't mostly due to me not being able to get up there as often as I would like! :-)

She is a real work of art.

Bryan
by Jbt68
Fri May 17, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam to the rescue
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Steam to the rescue

The videos would have been all the better without my big head blocking the camera the whole time! That was a great day. It nearly brought tears to your eyes to watch the steamers move that broken diesel train up the grade!!
by Jbt68
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A CLUB QUEEN GETS SOME QUICK DISCONNECTS
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: A CLUB QUEEN GETS SOME QUICK DISCONNECTS

John_S,
Very good! I just had to laugh when I read that. Through all the discussions regarding prototypical, which I do not disagree with in the main, at the end of the day, there is that very out-of-scale engineer riding the tender as you roll down the track! :D

Bryan
by Jbt68
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Selecting
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Lathe Selecting

Haha...no worries about shipping costs! If I saw costs through the roof, I would try to find a book elsewhere. As for classic reference materials, I LOVE them. In many cases they can be had at a real bargain, and I agree totally that just because something is old does not mean it is outdated! I dabb...
by Jbt68
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Selecting
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Lathe Selecting

Pete,
Thanks once again. And the tip about Tee Publishing is spot on too! Lots of good stuff there....

Bryan
by Jbt68
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Selecting
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Lathe Selecting

So true on the reference books! I know very little at this point about the proper tools to use with a given material, to say nothing of which material to choose for a given job in the first place! I am all about learning from others and avoiding the mistakes that others have encountered. I looked up...
by Jbt68
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Selecting
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Lathe Selecting

Pete, Thanks for taking the time to write all that out. I appreciate all the advice. I agree that taking time to get the right thing will be for the best! I am anxious to get started, but I am not anxious for any frustrations with a worn out machine. I had actually thought about refurbing an older l...