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by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 223
Views: 12971

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

That’s a crying shame.

Not what this hobby is about at all.
by makinsmoke
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: 2/12" Scale Brake Valves

Glenn,
One usually uses the auto air valve for the train brakes.
by makinsmoke
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

It’s been a while but I bought some 2/56 screws and nuts from McMaster Carr. The nuts were an option where they offer two sizes. One the humongous jobs we’re used to seeing, and the others smaller. They look very good on my stock car. I believe the nuts were steel, not brass. And you can buy them in...
by makinsmoke
Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Random Heavy 10 Parts wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Random Heavy 10 Parts wanted

I’ve got a 1940 single tumbler heavy 10. I’m looking for the screws or studs, or dimensions of the same that hold the one piece end cover on. Right now there are a couple of pieces of all thread in there about a thread and a half. Obviously the wrong threads. The two aluminum? knurled nuts that hold...
by makinsmoke
Fri May 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ballast tipple design request
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Ballast tipple design request

Heh.

It’s used more often than that, and all the ballast is loaded into the hoppers using the tipple.

No recent videos, because only two folks load the cars. One to move the train and one to actuate the doors. No extra hands to take video.

The rest of the crew is back at the work site!!
by makinsmoke
Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 4888

Re: RANT THREAD?

So,
Back to ranting.

I remembered today, through intense exertion and Navy words,
what a pita it is to install the headstock clamps and bolts on a
Southbend Heavy 10.....
by makinsmoke
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ballast tipple design request
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Ballast tipple design request

So, a couple of questions to help us answer.

1. Do you have a tractor with a loader?
2. How large is your railroad?

3. Regardless of 1 or 2 do you want a tipple anyway?

I mean, if you want one period, then you should
build one!
by makinsmoke
Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

That’s interesting. I’ve never seen this locomotive. Is it Frisco, or does anyone know the lineage? I see it has an Allen stack.... Lol Looks like a wrought iron fence company made a new pilot for it. Sadly, the 940 suffered a similar fate and locals had a pilot made. It doesn’t look bad, but it’s d...
by makinsmoke
Fri May 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 4888

Re: RANT THREAD?

Or frustration reaching the peak point, resulting in a full outfield toss of the offending Part/Tool (your choice), then realizing after a breath or two, you’ll have to go get a flashlight and walk out into the darkness to retrieve it.... I’m slowly mastering the “fake” toss. Achieving full windup, ...
by makinsmoke
Fri May 11, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 4888

Re: RANT THREAD?

I keep having to explain to the wife why it’s necessary for her to be within earshot when I’m having difficulties.

Don’t need her help, just a sympathetic ear.

In my experience application of “Navy language” has absolutely no effect if there is no one else there to hear it.
by makinsmoke
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1421

Re: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?

Hi Dianne, It won’t help the ways but folks have temporarily taken out the backlash by putting in washers. Just make sure you tighten up and take it out before cutting each time. Good practice even with new machines. This guy makes new nuts and repairs the screws. He has quite a bit of stuff for sal...
by makinsmoke
Wed May 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 2234

Re: Steel Prices

Geez how big is the hole in 1/4” schedule 80??

:shock: