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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

Cbrew and Dan, yep, thanks! I have thought the same thing you mention. Although have not thought about hauling these big engines around. :shock: Clearly, the genius of 7.5” gauge is everyone can find a way to own their own motive power, if they wish. Hence the viability and great success of club tra...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

Thanks Mike, would be very interested in your experiences. The land is state forest land, and we would have a long term use permit. I remember the layout you describe - down in southern Oregon I believe. You are correct, the fellow built through and over wetlands, and destroyed several parts of ripa...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 716
Views: 93992

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Tristan, Re: water filter for your injectors. I’ve been researching the same thing for my injectors. Here’s an interesting strainer that might work with your Loco. Cheap and looks pretty rugged. There are sold through marine hardware stores. Made by Shurflo. https://www.fisheriessupply.com/shurflo-t...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 7
Views: 303

15” ga live steam club feasibility

Hello All, I would sure like to hear your collective ideas on the feasibility of starting a large scale, 15” gauge live steam club in the Seattle area - based on the 7.5” gauge “business model”- non profit, volunteer built and run, community track, and/ but with a few Club owned locomotives. etc. . ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rebuild a Heavy 10L or add a small lathe?
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Rebuild a Heavy 10L or add a small lathe?

I had the same problem with egg shaped bearings when I rebuilt my 1920 Dalton 7” lathe. Spent several days with Prussian blue and scraping the bearings to achieve the desire .002” play. But my bearings are yellow metal, not cast iron. However you could buy a scrapper for 50 or 60 bucks and scrap the...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Coal purchace

Flavinny, it would be helpful to know what part of the country you live in. There are some big suppliers in Utah still. But you gotta be close, or buy by the train load.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A private one goes to the zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: A private one goes to the zoo

Not surprising. Did you also hear the gas engine pushing it around? It sports injectors and a steam gauge, so must have been steam operated at one time. It’s a very nice looking 1870’s wood burner. At one time, I saw another one maybe in alive ?steam a magazine, with similar detailing, built by a gu...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 93
Views: 12305

Re: liability Insurance

Also, my insurname company offers a supplementary liability insurance line, that sounds similar to the universal coverage mentioned above. I called them, and found the supplementary liability coverage covers any liability claim over the limits of the standard policy. Originally was developed to cove...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New and shiny or weathered?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: New and shiny or weathered?

Railroads maintained highly decorated, painted, showcases in their hay day. Locos were highly detailed and painted colorful hues. Passenger cars were often nicked with the term “Varnish” for good reason. No doubt about it. depression era railroading slid into dirt, grim, faded black paint as deferre...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Quck update. Please note, I edited my earlier post regarding drive wheel flange radius to correct my earlier, erroneous flange measurements. The correct flange radius on my Ottaway 4-4-0 is 5/32” . This corresponds exactly with the known, published flange radius of ASME 12# rail.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 155
Views: 19653

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, a great get together. We figured maybe over 100 folk showed up. Likely more, as people were coming and going throughout the afternoon. So nice turn out. Here’s our last shot. 93D93015-07A9-45FD-93E3-2DD45E5BE7E5.jpeg Cinder - Ella, parked for the night at Burma Sta...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Penberthy injector
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Penberthy injector

Here is the answer I got back from Beckham’s re: new purchase price. Slightly cheaper than the local steam supplier quote of $1345. Iam going to try the rebuild route first. Hello Glenn, 3/8” Penberthy injectors offered high pressure 50-200psi or low pressure 25-140 psi. Two styles; suction left del...