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by Dick_Morris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed

24 is 15" bore, 26 is 16" bore from the catalog. I wonder if 25 is 15-1/2" bore? The fraction appears to indicate the number and arrangement of the trucks.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed

It appears that something may be missing from your BLW class designation. These pages are from an 1881 BLW catalog. Baldwin used this Byzantine classification scheme until about 1940. Note that many different designs will fall into the same class, including different gauges and locomotives with insi...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel
Replies: 19
Views: 3563

Re: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel

Thanks for the inputs to this thread. I've spent the last couple of weeks pondering how to make the same curved angles out of 16 gauge steel for my cab. I'd come up with the same suggestions, as above, but it's nice to be able to take advantage of other's experience. This came at just the right time.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18

Nice work. Did you get the drawings from the Steamtown Nathan collection?
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re:O'Connor drawings for promontory locomotive reeplicas
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Re:O'Connor drawings for promontory locomotive replicas

My copies have file names "sheets_1-281.pdf" and "Sheets_282-786.pdf." File sizes are 450,681KB and 509,930KB. The image says the originals of the GA drawings are drawn at 1-1/2" per foot and when displayed at that on my monitor they are clear. If you have a something else let me know and I can shar...
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL

Here's a second part link.
Tying this to another thread, note the mention in the J. Harold Geissel article of lost wax castings made by "Doc Fixit."
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 122
Views: 34320

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The link to the December status report is at http://557.alaskarails.org/restore/index.html. It includes some additional information and photos from our earthquake.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 122
Views: 34320

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Starting on November 26 through about the end of the year I am posting to our Facebook page a reprise of photos of the Alaska Railroad #557 restoration over the last six years. https://www.facebook.com/557-Restoratio ... 931790950/
by Dick_Morris
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 2447

Re: Engine stand

the hudson engine only is too heavy ?
Two HF stands end to end? The pumps would have to be ganged together so they would raise at the same rate, but it might work.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 122
Views: 34320

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The November status report is posted at http://557.alaskarails.org/restore/index.html. Although 557 escaped any significant affects from the earthquake a week ago, we were very fortunate. At least four schools within about a 25 mile radius of the epicenter suffered structural damage and will be clos...
by Dick_Morris
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Window Panes - Glass or Polycarbonate?
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Window Panes - Glass or Polycarbonate?

Amazon has replacement "picture frame glass" at 4" x 6" or 5" x 7" by .050" at $8.00 post paid for two pieces. Their larger glass is .060". For me, this was cheaper than the gas to get me to the store.

The 20 pieces listed above is still available, but at $38.00 plus postage.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Tear down-Boiler removal-7 1/4 George the Vth
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Engine Tear down-Boiler removal-7 1/4 George the Vth

After watching way too many Youtube videos, I can see a real advantage of getting a video camera and using it to film the process, possibly with stills as well. With a video, you can describe what you are doing and any thoughts as you take each part off and then hold the part you just took off up to...