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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Need storage ideas!

Harbor freight seeks a nice little hydrolic motorcycle lift that could be adopted for lifting cars. The only failure point on them is the cheap light weight wheels. Most people replace them with good solid casters. You could make up a nice little stacking car frame and use the lift to roll cars onto...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 36
Views: 659

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

+1 for setting up a separate dirty area. I’ve finally re located all my grinding, welding, drilling, and cutting tools in one dirty corner of my shop -, right next to a vertical roll up shop door- and as far away from Milling and lathe work that I can get. An alternative to relocating the pedestal g...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 27
Views: 6083

Re: Hawaii Railway Society

Moving forward with installing the left side truss plate on the 1922 passenger car reconstruction. The truss is full dimensional 50’ length of Doug fir, ordered in from the mainland. Notched out the ends to fit against the upright corner posts on both ends of the car. Then spent the remainder of the...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

I bought a 5 gal bucket of tallow based steam oil (from Chevron i think] in 1995. Still using it. Doesn’t go bad in storage, doesn’t separate, doesn’t emulsify in the container, and doesn’t turn rancid after use. Near as I can tell, it’s very long lasting and does an excellent job.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 27
Views: 6083

Re: Hawaii Railway Society

Couple of photos of work pulling the traction motor out of the truck frame. Our loco mechanics pulled the brake rigging rods from the frame, then we lifted the frame off the trucks and stripped down the mounting brackets and massive, spring suspended bolt holding the motor in place. Very simple real...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?

Hey Greg, Sounds like a great trip! Three things come to mind to enhance your trip through London - all relating to food. More magnificent than trains, if that is possible. Greenwich has a fantastic farmers market down in the old town - wonderful snacks, bakery, high tea sandwich things, cheese -bou...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng

Thanks guys, I’ll pass along your suggestions. Indeed, yes, this loco is very nicely detailed. Unfortunately very few live steamer affectinodois in Hawaii. And no clubs. So info sometimes hard to come by. The Chaski crew is a big help! The engine is not quite complete, as the prior owner passed away...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 27
Views: 6083

Re: Hawaii Railway Society

One of the Whitcomb 25 ton road switchers lost a traction motor the other day. The volunteer maintanence crew found a long length of stainless,heavy gauge, 4 strand electrical wire wrapped around the axle and somehow penetrating the venting slots in the Traction motor, where it attaches to the gearb...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng
Replies: 5
Views: 674

1” 4-6-2 mystery eng

Friend of mine in Hawaii is looking identify who provided the castings and also seeking builder plans for this nice little 1” 4 3/4” ga Pacific. The original builder/owner passed away several years ago and no one seems to know who sold him the castings, or where we might be able to come up with a se...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 419
Views: 57722

Re: 12" working railroad

Well, winter it may be, but we saw this little guy on the beach yesterday.
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As they say, when the pig runs on the beach, you know spring is right around the corner. Of wait, was that supposed to be a hedgehog. Never mind...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 419
Views: 57722

Re: 12" working railroad

I just heard 18” in Monroe.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 419
Views: 57722

Re: 12" working railroad

Yep, know what you mean. I finished up welding my turntable deck last winter and seriously underestimated how much it weighed. Couldn’t budge it off the floor without a lift. Didn’t plan out as well as I could have. But the good ole engine hoist rolled to the rescue. We had an interesting day on the...