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by Jawn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 732
Views: 98290

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I have been thinking (way) ahead for my future build about stainless vs brass vs mild steel... almost want to suck it up and pay for brass. My uneducated assumption is it'll be easier to work than stainless (for a riveted tank), is that correct? Guess I'd need to learn riveting too.
by Jawn
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Definitely an improvement vs. walking into a greasy trailer hitch ball, when wearing khaki trousers. Don’t ask me why I know this! ...or doing what I did, banging a shin on the hitch ball then jumping around on the other leg like a darn fool, stumbling and breaking an ankle and spending a week in a...
by Jawn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver

Very cool. What sort of upper is going on it?
by Jawn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 732
Views: 98290

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Jawn wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Are you lighting a fire in that thing this weekend? :)
Sure, I’ll just throw some greasy rags on a baking sheet and tie it to the boiler with ratchet straps! What could go wrong?
Not much, as long as you use non-flammable brake cleaner. :lol:
by Jawn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 732
Views: 98290

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Are you lighting a fire in that thing this weekend? :)
by Jawn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2311

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

I've had this set for a few years and have been happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-Read-82061 ... B001BZZ33W
by Jawn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder

I prefer to wear leather shoes. Ideally without laces (such as wellington boots). Less chance of flaming feet that way.
by Jawn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Glad-Hands

I bought some of the Kent Bolerjack gladhands, I have not put them on a car yet but have done some testing with compressed air. A small amount of oil does help, but they seal nicely at my test pressure of 50psi and will disconnect readily if you pull on them whether pressurized or not. My intention ...
by Jawn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobbyist Hardness scale
Replies: 23
Views: 3197

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

(usually referring to cheap phillips head screws)

Made of spray painted swiss cheese.
by Jawn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models raise prices
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Allen Models raise prices

Sorry to hear prices are rising, but if your costs have risen you can't help but to pass it on.

Keep up the good work. I'm glad to see the improvements to the product line, especially things like the water jet frames and laser cut parts.
by Jawn
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3260

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Thanks for sharing! Lots of great detail photos. That thing was in pretty sad shape at that point.
by Jawn
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models laser cut parts now on website
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Allen Models laser cut parts now on website

Looks good to me, I'll snag the Mogul parts as budget allows.