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by Dick_Morris
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

It's a goal to have the minimum of slop in the valve gear. It's also good to have a bit of slop in the rods and so that the locomotive won't bind from the wheels moving up down different amounts due to track irregularities. Your proposal would probably work, but would wreck havoc with the valve even...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

I'm pretty sure his railroad was featured in an episode of Disneyland. There was also a Donald Duck cartoon that was obviously based on his home RR.
by Dick_Morris
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

In 1940, Thrall was proprietor of the Rialto Theater in Junction City, Oregon. The stories aren't that clear here. Daris, send me your email and I'll send you better copies you can post. Frank R Barto was born in 1903 in Kansas. he lived in Massachusetts in 1930 where he was a farm laborer. In 1935 ...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

Frank Barto operated Doc Fixit, a repair and variety shop from about 1940 through at least the mid-1950s in Junction City. Work included rebuilding and selling bicycles and sharpening mowers. In 1946, he built a new 26 x 97 building on Ivy street with temporary living quarters in back for him and hi...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

Another Article. Bend (OR) Bulletin, 5/19/1955.
by Dick_Morris
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

Found in a search of newspaper archive data bases.
by Dick_Morris
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

Eric Thompson who built the 15" track in the Oakland, CA area started with 12" gauge. Anyone wanting to compare the two gauges should track down an article he wrote in Live Steam about 40 years ago giving his rationale for the change.
by Dick_Morris
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 114
Views: 26780

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

It's been a long time since I posted the link to the most recent report on the overhaul for operation of Alaska Railroad #557. They can be accessed at http://557.alaskarails.org/restore/index.html A couple of years ago we were given a 15" Cincinnati shaper. Here is a short video as we learn some of ...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam CNC Defender
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Live Steam CNC Defender

On Railway Preservation News are several photos of a CNC machine making a new set of side rods for a full sized locomotive.

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42511
by Dick_Morris
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L.E. American & Feedwater?
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: L.E. American & Feedwater?

If you have a good seal at the packing on the ram, do you need the O-ring and a good seal between the ram and the bore? Shouldn't the displacement of the ram in the cylinder pump the water?
by Dick_Morris
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 4090

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

One a bright light, at least for the amateur machinist, is the videos posted by the likes of Abom79, Keith Fenner, and Dave. I worked in machine shops for about a year after high school with the goal of becoming a machinist. That goal was crushed by a low draft number and the Air Force's needs for e...
by Dick_Morris
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Cab
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Locomotive Cab

Greg - Thanks. I also found a couple of descriptions with a lot of photos on the Internet -
Neidrauer'a Mikado - http://neidrauer.com/HeavyMikado/Sectio ... index.html
Nelson Riedel's Shay - http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/shay.htm