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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels

Thanks, yes I misspoke a bit. Actually Iam swamping out wheel sets between two sets of trucks and need a smaller set of wheels to go on the smaller scale pair of trucks...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 181

WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels

WTB: looking for a quick source to buy 8” or 10” (preferrably steel wheels to build up two sets of Bloomberg drive trucks for a 15” ga F unit. Anybody know where there are 16 of them sitting on a shelf?

Thanks,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 24
Views: 1392

Re: Lathe table build

Thanks guys, for the kind words. I just have a bunch of sapele left over from my old Alberg 30 restore. Sort of sitting outside in the rain next to my treasure pile of junkyard steel. Cleans up pretty well, though. Sometimes I do miss the old sailing days. 25B69A96-3BF9-4C6C-B86E-031835DFEC8C.png
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark Arrestor
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Spark Arrestor

Hi Solar1953, I looked around for spark arrestor material a year ago or so. Found that bronze hardware cloth works real well. It comes in several sized mesh, but is significantly finer mesh than 1/8”. Our local DIY hardware store carried it in rolls, cut what you need. It is small enuf that it reall...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 856

Re: Electric drive motor specs

Hi Cbrew, yep, the motors I just sourced - haven’t bought yet- are the heavy gauge wire, industrial grade, series wound motors used as forklift traction motors. Quite a step up... They each pull about 200 amps. So looking at 400 amp draw total. The numbers for Tom Arbeztgers tractive effort formula ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Help ID a couple minature railways
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Help ID a couple minature railways

John, good job. That’s definitely an OEM Ottaway smoke box door. Missing the center bronze loco number casting (someone removed). Likely the larger round size in the original photo is just an optical distortion. I am wondering if the engineer is the same guy in both photos. Looks similar, but everyb...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Help ID a couple minature railways
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Help ID a couple minature railways

Iam still fascinated by the smoke box door in photo 4. I don’t recognize the large round center portion of the smoke box door as being an Ottaway part.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Help ID a couple minature railways
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Help ID a couple minature railways

You could write to the Zoo and see what they know... Iam guessing the background foliage and landscape features will match up against the know 1949 video. If so, find someone in SF who remembers the early days... the Zoo train is supported by an active group of volunteers, as I remember. If nothing ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Help ID a couple minature railways
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Help ID a couple minature railways

John, Indeed, Steve’s suggestion to look at the Pathe’ Miniature Train 1947 video yielded fruit. Right at the end of the video, one can see the end of the last passenger car stenciled “Herbert Fleishhaker Miniature Railroad”. The current SF Zoo web page has a photo in their history section captioned...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 856

Re: Electric drive motor specs

BDD, Good to read your comments about rectangular tubing. I made a “short” 40’ scale ROW flat car last year with 1x3 rectangular tubing. The car scales out to 8’ x32”. Works real well, although I kind of overbuilt it a bit. So it is a lot heavier than it probably needs to be. The decking is old grow...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 30
Views: 856

Re: Electric drive motor specs

As an update, below is a tractive effort calculator method for live steam equipment I found on line. Tom Artzberg wrote this for the Golden Gate Live Steamers at some point. Pretty simple to follow and well written. The author makes several key assumptions relevant to our miniature train scale and g...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: Electric power primer

As an update, Here is a tractive effort calculator method for live steam equipment, written for the Golden Gate Live Steamers. Pretty simple to follow and well written. It makes several key assumptions relevant to miniature train scale and gauge that relate to determining proper tractive effort for ...