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by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: railroad row...

I’ve heard the story about planting crops along the ROW, and leaving a row for the train crews. I think I read that was also common in England. Maybe others can comment!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Building the Bellevue and Cascade Railroad Ox in 2 1/2 scale

Intriguing post! Tell us more. The name of the RR indicates it’s in my backyard - east side from Seattle....

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 1637

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Well, before hand, I would first go inspect the U haul trailer and find out if you have any tie down points on the bed or frame. I’ve found The easiest and safest way to transport my loco, is to strap it down to frame with off the shelf, flat nylon ratcheting trucking straps. You can buy packages of...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 31
Views: 7432

Re: Hawaii Railway Societ

Finished up my last day of the winter Railroad season here on Oahu, today. The last bit of work involved finish bolting the second of two truss plates through the edge of flooring and down thru the outer beam of the frame. Earlier in the week I drilled the 3/8” ID bolt holes thru and thru, then plug...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: essential tools for milling

very important. Find a good machinist vise. Kurt is a popular vise. Also buy or make a set of T nuts and threaded hold downs for your milling table. Various lengths, you wil use them all. Third on the list for me would be a set of V blocks. These hold round stock square in the vise. Very important t...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124338

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Wonderful accomplishment! Really enjoyed watching the video. Now get back to work. Ahaha
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 1838

Re: types of coa

Regarding making smoke with coal... I fire my 4-4-0 Ottaway with fairly high BTU coal of unknown origins. Probably western mined coal, as I am in Washington State. My coal supply came with the loco, and had been mined at least 40 years ago- so no historical knowledge of the coal mine survived. So I ...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2314

Re: From the ground up

One other planning consideration. Locos with larger drive chain, such as a challenger or big boy require greater than 100’ radius curves, due to nature and number of the drivers. This can be a limiting factor, if your available land area cant accommodate the required turning radius. On the other end...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 456
Views: 62324

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, tack weld that thing together and bring it down to Woodinville for a test drive!

Gpb
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2314

Re: From the ground up

This is turning into a very interesting discussion. I finished up my working career as an IT Strategic Planing Consultant. We used to say “Strategic Issues” were intractable problems that either had no apparent solution, or TO MANY solutions- which made it difficult to figure out which way to procee...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 36
Views: 9509

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

Love the video on turning a radius. Simple and elegant!
Great work to date. This inspires me to go build something new!

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2314

Re: From the ground up

Regarding your choice of a lathe, 16” is pretty large for live steam work. For the price point, 14” lathes from Asia can be a good compromise - nice to work with, plenty of swing for 1.8” scale- even up to 2.5” scale, and often not as expensive as the larger machines. Used machines are often a lot c...