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by NP317
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 2770

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

Marty:
Thanks for that info.
And especially for providing so many boilers to The Hobby.
~RussN
by NP317
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 93
Views: 2037

Re: LED Shop Lighting

We have GE under-cabinet fixtures:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Enbright ... /300049749
They are available for less than the $60 shown here.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 93
Views: 2037

Re: LED Shop Lighting

To test your preference for color, Home Depot sells under-counter LED lights in several lengths up to 48"(?) that have a three position switch to select your preferred color. We installed 18" and 24" versions under our kitchen cabinets and The Cook selected her preference for color. There's no test ...
by NP317
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

Beautifully done!
I think the real skill required here is how to make the rubber molds on such a complex part!!
Your concept and application worked well.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

Bill Shields wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:48 pm
giggle......

There is just something about being a steam loco driver, especially coal powered that just has to be 'hands on' to be appreciated.
I totally agree, despite my R/C Virtual Reality suggestion.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 43
Views: 1758

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Where did you get that little plate that says 'Crown Sheet' ?? That would be a neat little addition for ANY steamer, whether it is super detailed or not. I have a tendency to make a few punch marks along the backhead right where the crown sheet is, just so that whoever plumbs it (if it's not me), i...
by NP317
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 2770

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

Orders for 24 boilers?!!!!!
That says a lot about the health of The Hobby!
Is this backlog unusually large for you? I really have no idea how large your boiler business is now.
Good to hear, though.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

Take this further: Adapt R/C drone/aircraft video feedback capabilities. Then the loco driver can wear a headset and have a cab view complete with water level and steam pressure info available. Could even see the movement of servo-operated valves. Pretty much a full-immersion experience. With the of...
by NP317
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder cock plumbing
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: cylinder cock plumbing

Those cylinder cocks look like SuperScale units. Unfortunately no longer available. Other types are available: Little Engines (I'm guessing) http://www.littleengines.com Keim Steam Pump (Okadie units) http://www.keimsteampump.com/uploads/KSP_Extreme_Steam_Catalog_2017_b.pdf There were others, no lon...
by NP317
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 2770

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

My first introduction to Live Steam was when I was about 8 years old (~1958). I lived in Los Altos, CA, and there was a Gentleman in town with an "L" shaped highline 3.5" gauge track in his yard. He gave me (and other kids) rides behind his 4-6-4 Hudson. We learned about it for a photo article in th...
by NP317
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 43
Views: 1758

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Thank you, Asteamhead.
I look forward to the continued reports on your locomotive build.
~Russ
by NP317
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 93
Views: 2037

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Bill:
Use LED light tube assemblies in all your garage and shop lighting.

LED lights MUST be good for us: After any time I spend working in my shop, lit by LEDs, I ALWAYS feel refreshed and mentally healed!
'Must be proof...
~RN