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by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Hi Marty,
How do we go about budgeting for a boiler if we don’t know what the total price will be?

Respectfully,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

I was comparing compression and flare fittings on McMaster Carr a couple of weeks ago. The standard brass flare fittings had no mention of being good for steam service, in fact the max working temp was below 400 degrees if I recall. The standard brass compression fittings were rated for steam servic...
by makinsmoke
Mon May 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam shovel quest
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Steam shovel quest

Scott Weatherford recently overhauled one.
I’m not sure if JB Cason owns it or....
by makinsmoke
Wed May 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Clippard QC's

Thanks Carl!
I don’t have QC’s but am having the same cycling issue. I will check my o rings!!

Brian
by makinsmoke
Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 36
Views: 2898

Re: Suspension problems

I don’t read every post and subject, but do at times find some that talk in detail about things that many assume are common knowledge. This is one of them. I am enjoying it and learning a lot about suspensions, weight on drivers, and the effect of that in the engine tracking and pulling. Please reco...
by makinsmoke
Thu May 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 46765

Re: Another 2900 project...

Nothing like having a prototype being rebuilt to follow! Their webpages have hundreds of disassembly and assembly photos. The Santa Fe began lagging their smokeboxes fairly early. In doing so many were painted black like the boiler. Only the ring (smokebox) remained Front End Paint or Tarpon Gray. I...
by makinsmoke
Mon May 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 36
Views: 2898

Re: Suspension problems

Do you have water in the boiler or compensated for lack of?
by makinsmoke
Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ModelRailCastings
Replies: 1
Views: 475

ModelRailCastings

Any idea what happened to this vendor?
Their webpage has not been updated since 2015.

One of their products was the caboose valve/whistle manifold Robert prototyped.
by makinsmoke
Fri May 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 46765

Re: Another 2900 project...

Most later locomotives has lagged and jacketed smokeboxes.
by makinsmoke
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wooden boxcar door track?
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Wooden boxcar door track?

Omg, Paul can you use this for side bracing on single sheathed outside braced boxcars??
by makinsmoke
Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quieting noisy gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Quieting noisy gears

I polished a 1/25 auto model once with toothpaste...
by makinsmoke
Fri May 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quieting noisy gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Quieting noisy gears

Oh my, so many awesome points of reference!!!
Thanks for that!

Who knew Zig Zag papers were .001!!!!