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by Dick_Morris
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

From old threads, it looks like the design moved to Klamath Locomotive Works which has gone defunct as well. Do a search here for "East Coast Locomotive Works." I believe I remember reading in the older posts that the owner of Klamath died and his son was going to try and resurrect the design, but n...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Half round source

Jack Bodenmann has described how he makes it from round stock.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... aw#p354931
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2610

Re: From the ground up

Knowing what I do now after 45 years in the hobby and owning two mills and four lathes over the years, I'd go with a 12" or maybe 13" lathe. (Not the Craftsman/Atlas, it's a bit light for turning wheels.) Get 3-phase motors and VFDs for the lathe and mill. It's money well spent. Get a DRO for the mi...
by Dick_Morris
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Jesse Livingston

Sorry to hear that. I have exchanged emails with him for several years, often prompted when he found a photo on Shorpy the caught his fancy that he sent to me and a few others. The most recent was on February 25. We would often spend time discussing all the little details that were evident in those ...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3586

Re: Women in the hobby?

Women in the hobby makes me think of Pam "Hudson Honey" who was regular poster here and a skilled machinist. She has apparently gone on to other pursuits.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Need storage ideas!

Some brainstorming - How about shelves along the entire length of one wall with a lift mounted on the side of one bay? Use a sideways transfer of cars from the lift to the shelf. The lift would be on vertical tracks (Unistrut?) mounted to the shelf. With hinges and couple of cables to provide suppor...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old boxcar plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Old boxcar plans?

Try the 1879 Car Builder's Dictionary at Archive.org. https://archive.org/details/carbuildersdict00assogoog/page/n225 https://archive.org/details/carbuildersdict00assogoog/page/n243 (about ten pages of drawings) Railway car Construction by Voss https://books.google.com/books?id=ucM1AQAAMAAJ&printsec...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?

Dianne - You kicked off a thread in 2014 where a Bob Maynard article on utility trucks was mentioned. The thread mentions and my recollection is that there was an arch bar version. It didn't give the date and I don't have it, but someone may be able to supply you with a copy. http://www.chaski.org/h...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 418
Views: 80479

Re: Disney American

I bought a set of eight WIHA drivers along with a separate 4.5mm within the last six months or so. I think from Amazon. My recollection is that there was more than one set offered so make sure you get the right one.
by Dick_Morris
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 418
Views: 80479

Re: Disney American

You can get flat low temperature silver bearing solder. The stuff I have is .250" x .004. Sometimes that is the solution to soldering small parts. Mine came from Ebay, Vulcan's Workshop.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: Power Reverser questions

As others have said, the steam reverse is just a type of servo. When a movement of the Johnson bar is detected, a valve opens to allow air to a piston until the position of the reversed reach rod is again the same as the reverser piston. For their power reverse gear, Baldwin (which was based on Rayo...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks

From what I've seen, caboose trucks typically had a shorter wheel base than passenger car trucks and had fewer sets of leaf springs. Axles and journals were probably smaller as well, but that is a more subtle difference.