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by NP317
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cal Tinkham
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Cal Tinkham

Sigh...
Sorry to hear this news of Cal's passing.
I had the pleasure of meeting him several times at Train Mountain, and seeing all the engines/cars shown in the photos above.
Close inspections revealed the accuracy and detail of his creations.
Cal: You will be missed.
~RussN.
by NP317
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 303
Views: 27101

Re: 12" working railroad

I would use hardlines for the brakes. I originally used push-fittings and plastic tubing on my equipment, and they eventually leaked. This past winter I hard-lined all the brakes on my cars and tenders. Even machined joiners and Ts which I silver soldered together. Much better brakes now, like when ...
by NP317
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale

shild wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:50 pm
I want that riding car but currently all out of angle iron! Hmmmmmmm, maybe I'll chop my bedframe up and put the bed up on cinder blocks!?!
Better: Put the bed on RR ties (sleepers.)
~RN
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: Choice of prototype

Build two engines. Once the set ups are done the actual manufacturing is pretty easy.
Cut, drink, sleep, repeat.
Same ol' same ol'.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1206

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Stump pulling, no doubt.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Shortest steam up in history

Glenn:
THAT was FUNNY!
~RN
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: Choice of prototype

EVGEN: You might also consider a smaller USA logging 2-6-6-2. Many were built for use in the USA. Prototype weight was 120 - 140 US tons. I have engineered 2 full-sized ones, and they satisfy my need for articulated-Mallets, but a more manageable size. Note: We learned to say about articulated locom...
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: Choice of prototype

EVGEN asked: "Is the sliding bearings not suitable? So as on the original?" in response to: "(3. Are you going to use ball and roller bearings throughout?)" American prototype "super-power" steam locomotives" were all Timkin roller bearings throughout, from about the 1930s onward. This includes Chal...
by NP317
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: New engine- need help
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: New engine- need help

That's cool!
...and heavy.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 56
Views: 7545

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

The Mikado boiler passed the WA State certification today. Yea!
I actually got to steam the loco back and forth over 15 ft.of track before storing it away for the night.
I'll return tomorrow for some real track testing, and visits with Friends.
'Should be a fun day!
~RN
by NP317
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 16727

Re: Woodinville Shops

Harold said:
"I'd explore the concept of the diameter of the paddles being a guide (pilot) to keep the valve in proper orientation, yet allowing fluid to travel through the valve when it's open."

That was my first thought, too.
~NR
by NP317
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 102
Views: 28880

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

Gorgeous!
There aught to be a law...
~RN