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by NP317
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the Frisco 1522
Replies: 88
Views: 18942

Re: Building the Frisco 1522

Nice progress!
I bet seeing the frame assembled made your day!
~RN
by NP317
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small File Cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Small File Cleaning

ctwo wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:22 pm
small brass brush - quick, one direction movements...
Same technique I use.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 151
Views: 6475

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

"The rivet counters can bite me."

I LOVE that! Build trains. Make our selves happy.
Way to go!
~RN
by NP317
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

Can any one make out the name on the switch tower? Too blurry for me to see.
That might be a clue as to the location.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Washington State Boiler Certification Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Washington State Boiler Certification Changes

I poste this in another subject post, but it warrants it's own thread, and may be helpful for many. For those not familiar with Washington State Hobby Boiler certification, it has been an annual requirement, in front of a State Inspector. Plus $$ fees. But as of this June, the State is no longer per...
by NP317
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Timing
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Allen Mogul Timing

If you want to do this the Absolutely Correct way, as in timing a new locomotive, you will need to: 1) Perform any required rebuilding to eliminate all slop in the valve train; 2) Verify the eccentrics are set correctly (that procedure should be in the original Allen drawings); 3) Then go through th...
by NP317
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the rebuild results
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: the rebuild results

A very successful day. It was good to see CBrew and his brother there, for their first (and successful) WA State boiler certification. Despite the pouring rain, we got 10 of 11 boilers certified, and all got happily wet. For those not familiar with Washington State Hobby Boiler certification, it has...
by NP317
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 1352

Re: The Packard V 8

Jack:
I visited the Georgetown Steam Plant twice when live steam activities were going on.
It is an amazing historic facility! Too bad that vertical turbine will never get operated again.

Who knows: We might have crossed paths!.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 1352

Re: The Packard V 8

Jack:
As one of the Wanderers, I Thank You for sharing your information.
Quite interesting, as I'm a Packard straight-eight Fan.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?

Shild: Nice to see your "Little Machining World" in your basement. My shops started the same way. I like the machine arrangement because you have desk space in the middle among them. 'Makes a good place to transfer parts and have your drawings & process plans available. SteveM's suggestions of creat...
by NP317
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

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

Anthony:
Congrats on your job-change decision. That's a BIG step.
May I ask what your med-device job is/was?
I worked as an Engineer for Physio-Control Corp for 20 years, up through development of the LifePak 10.

Looking forward to seeing your product line grow.
~RN