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by James A
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Making some progress. Started on the cross heads and painted the trailing truck frame, binders and made the spring hangers.[
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by James A
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:38 am
Coming along nicely. A 4-8-4 is like building 2 locos!
Thanks. I am way behind where I should be but things are looking good in the months coming up. I hope to be a lot further along by next summer.

Your "Cinder Ella" by the way looks great. I grew up riding behind that.
by James A
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Been a busy summer. I have some finished parts showing up next week ie, trailing truck and some other things. Start
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ed on the crossheads.
by James A
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 283
Views: 125210

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Here's mine before my shop was finished
by James A
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Been picking away. Guide bars mounted, still need to drill the oil holes.
by James A
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

One more
by James A
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Oh I'm not giving up, just delayed a little. I plan on making a lot of progress this coming year.
by James A
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New Project-Little Engines New Northern
Replies: 32
Views: 21271

Re: New Project-Little Engines New Northern

Hard to believe it has been 3 years, but with a move, house projects and building a shop the Northern had to wait. I was just getting back to it and my shoulder went so another delay while I have replacement surgery Monday. A few things did get done. It got a new stand to sit on, front lead truck wh...
by James A
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains
Replies: 10
Views: 5554

Re: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains

]I will update my experience. While I had pretty much the same issues as everyone else, I did recieve my order.
by James A
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains
Replies: 10
Views: 5554

Re: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains

You are not the only one. I ordered mine Jan 5 2018 with a verbal delivery by Triennial. Got the invoice and it was end of July 2018. Then Sept 30 2018. . Per phone conversation last Tues Jim said it was going in for paint that day. Today after 2 emails and 1 phone call asking for progress and pics....
by James A
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 267
Views: 69552

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ran the Ottaway on the main line today. Worked on firing technique - keeping the right level of water in the boiler, proper bed of coal, and a head of steam. Mostly successful, except the original check valves for the injectors seem to be starting to fail. They allow back pressure from the boiler t...
by James A
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Rainier Live Steamers (RLS)--- UPDATE

Ken: I can't help from this distance, but I do have some cautions about the passenger "ride-astride" cars. Make sure appropriate plywood is used in their construction. The Skykomish cars apparently have problems. Disintegration! ~RussN You beat me to it but I can 2nd that. At first the cars were gr...