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by Dick_Morris
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 129
Views: 40535

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Oh, and thanks for mentioning the video. We are quite happy with the way it turned out. We found the photos and wrote the script, a videographer donated the production, a local band allowed us to use the background music, and my daughter is the narrator. Total cost - zero.
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 129
Views: 40535

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Glenn, thanks for the complements. I'll pass them to the rest of the crew. It hasn't been as quick as we would have liked or predicted, though. We describe it as the seventh year of a two-year project, with only two years to go. We have the good fortune of doing this at the the right time, in the ri...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 129
Views: 40535

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The latest monthly status report (along with the others since my post in December) can be reached at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/restore/index.html.
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Circa 1880 head lamp photos
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Circa 1880 head lamp photos

This auction includes ten excellent photos of an early head lamp for someone looking for a source of inspiration. https://auctions.turnerauctionsonline.com/lots/view/1-1ZP2CR/a-rare-19th-century-railroad-engine-lantern For those so moved, check out Jack Bodenmann's description of how one is made. ht...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: A milestone day...

Did he get the infection?
Nope, although my daughter has helped out on several Alaska Railroad 557 events and did the narration on our YouTube video (she used to be a disk jockey).
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: A milestone day...

Congratulations Greg. We have you beat by 364 days. Today is our 51st anniversary. My wife hasn't been quite as directly involved in the hobby as yours, but she has been supportive and accompanied me on many live steam related trips and outings. One of the earliest hobby related gifts I can recall h...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model

Are you still looking for drawings? I have a set. I don't usually frequent this area so send me a PM.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1934

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Modeltec published an index on a CD in 2000 covering volumes 1-16. I have a copy, but maybe COHS could provide one if they own the rights.
by Dick_Morris
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 3031

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

On a manual lathe you can set the compound rest parallel to the ways. Cut one thread to depth, reset the tool one thread pitch, cut the second to depth, reset the thread by one thread pitch, and cut the third thread. Note that the angle of the thread in greater than for a single start thread, so the...
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 47
Views: 8121

Re: Suspension problems

It looks like you are making progress. To make front-to-rear weight distribution more equal could you add weight to the rear of the locomotive? On my RRSC CP-173 I added a lead filled air tank under the cab floor and may someday follow a suggestion to install lead filled engineer's and fireman's sea...
by Dick_Morris
Wed May 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

Would the clearance be different for Delrin?
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: duplicating window castings
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: duplicating window castings

There are some good Youtube videos using Alumilite. I've used it and it worked pretty well and wasn't hard to use. The down sides are that it works best when you can vacuum the material and the material has a limited shelf life - I think a year of so. Another option would be to use some Petrobond sa...