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by NP317
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Favorite train movie

"The Railrodder",
a travelog staring Buster Keaton. His last film. I think. Possibly produced by Canadian National Railroad.
Keaton rides a speeder across Canada, east to west, to advertise all that country has to offer.
Very funny scenes through out.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

A little bit of Dave lives on in each of us.
R.I.P. Dave.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

Steve: I got your first joke.

You'd still be welcome at our Thanksgiving dinner.
I'd just have to explain why I invited a Floridian...
~RN
by NP317
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53481

Re: 12" working railroad

It warmed up to about 30* and I thought we were going to see rain tomorrow, but that grey sky is looming again and the forecast just changed to another 1-4" of snow. I don't know when it's going to end..... Hell is freezing over... At 1650 feet elevation we were snowed in for 2 days, and have an ac...
by NP317
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 266
Views: 97082

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Well, I wasn't going to post a picture of my mill as it looks like junk compared to some of the restored beauty's in this thread but I figured if after 3+ years and 18 pages of posts I didn't see one Lagun I should put it in here. It's not pretty but it works really, really well. Surprised there ar...
by NP317
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

Holy Moly! That bridge support design looks SO wrong!
Perhaps designed by an UNcivil engineer?

Maybe a construction error, and someone said:
"Oh, it will be OK..."
Yea. For a while.

Keep us posted on resolution, please.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

I concur with SteveG's comments/thoughts.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Power Reverser questions

The 2-6-6-2 I Engineered had an air-operated power reverser. With 4 sets of valve gear it was needed. I remember steam-up procedures included opening the cylinder drains of the reverser to blow our water as part of verification of proper operation. Of course the air pumps and reservoirs had to be in...
by NP317
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finding steel
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: finding steel

https://www.metalsupermarkets.com https://www.onlinemetals.com Both businesses provide mail order metals, have multiple locations across the USA, and their websites have lots of info on alloy characteristics to help you make decisions. And you can ask questions of this community for recommendations....
by NP317
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: What Engine Is This

Articulated locomotives with air pumps on the smokebox front did not require flexible steam and air line due to a moving front engine.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks

That steamer has quite an interesting steel plate frame.
You can see the longitudinal planing marks on the frame side.
Imagine the planer table stroke length required to make that frame!
Lost technologies.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado
Replies: 25
Views: 3213

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

YEA!
~RN