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by NP317
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 237
Views: 51667

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

"Fork lift."
Are you going to stage that image for our entertainment??
:lol:
RussN
by NP317
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 25
Views: 2538

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

Harold: Carmina Burana. One of my favorite compositions ever! Now I respect you even more than before! (Oh oh...) I have attended live presentations of Carmina Burana in Seattle, performed by the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Chorus. Truly a mind bending experience! And the history of Carl Orf co...
by NP317
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 11049

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Knowing that about 70% of the energy transfer to the water occurs in the firebox (full-sized locomotive boilers), crud-filled water leg spaces make a big negative difference.
RN
by NP317
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 237
Views: 51667

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Fingers, no doubt.
RN
by NP317
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 27
Views: 2669

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Very creative!
RN
by NP317
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Driver machining order

I have always turned wheels on the lathe, boring the axle hole without removing the wheel from the lathe.
The crank pin holes get drilled/bored on the mill using a fixture for accurate alignment.
RN
by NP317
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club

Glenn:
I always think you have such grand ideas, and probably not achievable.
And then I witness what you actually do!
So I'm expecting to see your successful creation of this large scale dream.
RussN
by NP317
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 237
Views: 51667

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Picky, picky, picky...
and Gorgeous, as usual.

My wife thinks the saw horses are the final perfect touch! Me too.
She wants you to build her a doll house...
RussN
by NP317
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5860

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

Think:
Distilled. Water vapor only.
That's what is getting in your face, unless major priming or foaming is going on.
So don't let that happen...
RN
by NP317
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1199

Re: Caliper battery covers

I prefer my digital calipers for 90% of the measurements I make. My eyesight is definitely a factor. Working in both SAE and Metric, a simple button press does the conversions for my brain. That decreases mistakes big time. For accurate diameter readings I use both vernier and digital micrometers. A...
by NP317
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 159
Views: 64206

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Looks like a LOT OF WORK!
Respect.
RN
by NP317
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5860

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

Carl:
Thank you for your efforts to share your experience.
Priceless.
RussN