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by makinsmoke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 43
Views: 3165

Re: Your RR grading methods??

We use a mirror not only for final ballasting and
track set, but we also use the mirror after rough
grading and plate compacting.

It will give you a flat, level look you can’t achieve simply by eye.
by makinsmoke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last run - Harvey Mattison
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Last run - Harvey Mattison

“Harvey Curtis Mattison, age 74, a longtime Atoka County resident since 2005, formerly of Plano, TX, was born on Monday, April 17, 1944, to Lester Henry and Irene Marion (Folmar) Mattison, at Elmira, NY. Harvey passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Durant, OK. He graduated High School in Painted P...
by makinsmoke
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SINGLE CYLINDER STEAM DRIVEN PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: SINGLE CYLINDER STEAM DRIVEN PUMP

Hi Rich,
Have you tried contacting Nelson? We corresponded a few years ago on an unrelated subject.

Take care,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 229
Views: 15468

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: 1979

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: 1858

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: 391

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: 10
Views: 1221

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: 6219

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: 10
Views: 1221

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: 677

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: 6219

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, ...