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by jscarmozza
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

I studied your photographs, I think I see what you do with the mount adjustment to balance the engine. I have three 1" Atlantics, two projects and one up and running; each one will require its own mount as the frames, pilots and other features are all a little different. I can see that the mounts ma...
by jscarmozza
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

Thanks David. I wasn't thinking that it could be mounted on a work bench, I like it! I like the height adjustment feature too, and I see that the engine to rotisserie mount is customized for each engine, another feature I wasn't thinking of. I was going for a one size fits all mount (whatever that w...
by jscarmozza
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Engine rotisserie stand

Has anyone built an engine rotisserie stand? I find it very difficult to work on the underside of my locomotive and thought this would be a good project to add to the list :) Any plans, photographs, etc... floating around out there?
Thanks, John
by jscarmozza
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Whistle advice?

Thanks.
It's going to be difficult to hide on my 1".
by jscarmozza
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Whistle advice?

PRR,
Mine didn't arrive yet, would you mind giving me the overall length and diameter? I'm retrieving my engine from storage at the club with the intention of retrofitting the whistle and other things to it, the dimensions will get me thinking of 'how to'.
Thanks, John
by jscarmozza
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Whistle advice?

Hi Bill, there are some really great accessories across the pond, but I never tried to make an international purchase...the older I get the more hassle adverse I become. I'm going to try the Mintz first and take it from there. Or maybe I'll bring a wrench to the club and steal Dan's :)
John
by jscarmozza
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Whistle advice?

Dan's father has the best whistle I ever heard...I lust for it;) My 1" Atlantic has a little peewhistle on it, it looks great scale wise, but it has no sound. I was going to try making Nelson's whistle, but that would have to get on the end of a very long project que, and I have no musical knowledge...
by jscarmozza
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Whistle advice?

I went to the Mintz site...these things have a great sound!
Bob, since you have one in service, do you think it would be appropriate for 1" scale? If so, I would try to disguise it as an air tank, do you think that would ruin the sound?
Thanks, John
by jscarmozza
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 1334

Re: Baking Tanks

I'd be interested in hearing how it works out for you.

I did a rather complicated flashing job a few years ago, I tinned the the mating surfaces and soldered them together by gently heating the joints with my spot welder...it worked like charm. Always interested in a better mousetrap.
by jscarmozza
Wed May 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 26
Views: 4178

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

Anthony,
I just received the injector-BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the prompt service, I can't wait to install it
John
by jscarmozza
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Roller Test Stand
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Locomotive Roller Test Stand

I attached a photo of test rollers that my buddy and I made last year, they're adaptable to any of our engine stands and convert them to test stands in about 30 minutes. We cast the roller bodies in aluminum, and attached the 7/8" OD roller bearings with 1:4" flat head steel screws, the roller bodie...
by jscarmozza
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: What is causing my castings to be porous?
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: What is causing my castings to be porous?

Hi Dave, good to hear from you. Yeah, 'burning it off' isn't going to cut it, I'm going to have to pay attention to what I melt and how I melt it. On a related matter, my surfaces were getting progressively rougher with each pour, I knew what I had to do but was too lazy to fine screen all of my mol...