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by JohnHudak
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?

Thank you Karl, I think I’m going to give this a try...
John
by JohnHudak
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?

I didn't want to reply until my experiment was complete. Here is my builders plate just out of the tank and steel wool'd a bit. IMG_20201231_113332.jpg I will clean it up a bit more and decide how/if I want paint it. The process is similar to Cris Ruby's; toner transfer and etch. However, I didn't ...
by JohnHudak
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?

I had a number plate 3d printed in sintered stainless steel/bronze from Shapeways. You would need to model the plate and export to an acceptable file size for the site. One plate (1-1/2" scale) cost about $35 in 2016 however I understand their pricing structure may have escalated since then. I silv...
by JohnHudak
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Pennsy E6 build
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: Pennsy E6 build

Looking good Andy, Can’t wait to get the E and G together...!
by JohnHudak
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy E6 Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Pennsy E6 Boiler

Nice work as usual Marty, How close is the E boiler to the G boiler? According to Pennsy, they were almost identical... I know you told me once, but I forget, whats the weight of that boiler, I'll need to get it from the garage to the basement soon, and trying to figure out the easiest way to do tha...
by JohnHudak
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Exposed needle-bearings on inside of axle boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 4810

Re: Exposed needle-bearings on inside of axle boxes

Allen models locomotives use a large thin washer up against the axle box, with a retaining ring keeping it in place. they have no.other sealing, and they are not known to give trouble or wear out. I've been looking at the Allen models method of the dirt shield with a snap ring, and I think I'm goin...
by JohnHudak
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?
Replies: 49
Views: 9655

Re: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?

NEOLS (NE Ohio) has a highline, St Croix has one, does the Illinois LS'ers have one? There's a club in Colorado that has one, or they did?
There's a few scattered here and there, and I'm sure some private tracks as well...
John
by JohnHudak
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silver soldering question
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: Silver soldering question

Thanks for the replies...
John
by JohnHudak
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silver soldering question
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Silver soldering question

OK, need some advice.... When I was working in a mold shop, and we had to repair flash around the ejector pin holes we used to plug the holes with graphite rods. Then take the inserts to the welder and he'd weld around the holes, once you removed the graphite there was no weld clean up to do inside ...
by JohnHudak
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR K-4 Fire Up
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

Re: PRR K-4 Fire Up

Awesome work Dan, you're inspiring me...!
by JohnHudak
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 167791

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack, Beautiful work as usual... I look forward to seeing your posts, it seems like I always learn something..! One question, how did you solder the three pieces of the rim casting together, were they soldered right there on that fire brick? Whenever I try to do that, it seems that it takes forever ...
by JohnHudak
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Looking for a reflector for Mosley Pyle National Headlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: WTB: Looking for a reflector for Mosley Pyle National Headlight

Howard Gorin wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:18 am
That looks like a lot of work!
Yes it was...!