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by NP317
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Disconnects
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Logging Disconnects

Intersted? Yes!!
Thanks for posting this.

That string of disconnects would look perfect behind my Mikado Polson Logging #90.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

Don't hide in shame!
Educate!
RussN
by NP317
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 30
Views: 3292

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

I'd like to see the details of the hydrostatic oilers several of the Kitsap Live Steamers builders (and others, I am certain) have on their locomotives. They make them to look like air reservoirs mounted under a running board, or "semi-hidden" under the smokebox on the front deck. With a large volum...
by NP317
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a bed turret
Replies: 38
Views: 3460

Re: Building a bed turret

Happy to hear that.
It remains upside down when I click on it.
:(
Oh well.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a bed turret
Replies: 38
Views: 3460

Re: Building a bed turret

RSG: Looks great on your mill! Enjoy. Today I installed my 8" rotary table on my mill bed next to my 6" Kurt vice. It all fits, happily. Tomorrow I receive the tool steel I ordered to mill new expansion link blocks for the worn ones in my Ten Wheeler. The Kurt 6" vice has been wonderful for all the ...
by NP317
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 43
Views: 14617

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Jack:
Thanks for sharing your wisdom again.
Cool stuff.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting shop-made grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Interesting shop-made grinder

Lee:
I do not have an answer for you on determining what material an unmarked wheel is.
Sorry. Hopefully someone else has an answer we can all learn from.
My unclear point was that the expense of new wheels was worthwhile.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 43
Views: 14617

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Exact same question and impression here on the pipe wrap.
What did you use?
Gorgeous detailing, as usual.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting shop-made grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Interesting shop-made grinder

Use CBN wheels for grinding steel tooling. John H. is correct.
When I acquired a used tool grinder, I replaced the worn wheels with new CBN ones.
Nice results, and worth the expense!
RussN
by NP317
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

My answer to questions from people who have no understanding of our Live Steam pursuit in our home shops is: I build sculptures. Kinetic sculptures! They understand that, and then see the locomotives. I often see a bit of shock in their eyes. And most folks then want to know more. I am happy to shar...
by NP317
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Steam Queen" model project
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: "Steam Queen" model project

Thanks, Al. I see your location is in Comox, BC. Beautiful place to live, with a significant steam logging history. I lived in Seattle for 45 years and had many a fun visit to locations on Vancouver Island, eh. Rode the Bud cars on the rail line several times. Engineered and road behind several stea...
by NP317
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Steam Queen" model project
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: "Steam Queen" model project

Sheesh! Inverted photos. Must be Australian.
I've posted them before and they appeared normal.
'Wonder what changed? "Got a virus?
RussN