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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: A Bygone Era

Is that called a ‘Johnson Bar’?

I actually rented one of those devices two years ago from a local rental place in Pennsylvania, when I went tp pick up my 4-4-0 locomotive. Couldn’t believe they were still in use. But a very practical and useful tool.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re Gauging to 4 3/4" from 5" gauge.
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Re Gauging to 4 3/4

It’s always about whether the firebox is to wide for the intended smaller inside measurements of the wheels and frame.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" gage truck sides
Replies: 44
Views: 1753

Re: 12" gage truck sides

Ok enrouteETA 3 PM
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" gage truck sides
Replies: 44
Views: 1753

Re: 12" gage truck sides

Ryan, can you confirm, are you available today? I sent a PM, but it’s still in my outbox. So not sure if I should make the trip.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve from air relief valve
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Safety valve from air relief valve

Seems like there are lots of kIngston low pressure valves on line. I found one eBay site with a brass Kingston 1/4” NPT pipe for $9.99.

Says they are adjustable from 50 psi up to 375.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 60
Views: 5335

Re: Woodinville Shops

Train show is over and we had a couple of semi dry days this week, so got in a bit of winter track work, and sorted out refitting the air brakes and mechanical Oiler on the 1065. Last summer I made a big design error on my portable bridge sections leading into the turntable area. I overlapped the ra...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Surveying techniques?
Replies: 27
Views: 1268

Re: Surveying techniques?

90 acres of slightly hill countryside in a Mediterranean climate! Man on man sounds like years of fun! We need pictures BTW! Forum rules. No pictures, it didn’t happen :D Post a couple of shots of your terrain and it will give folks a better idea of the landscape features you will be dealing with. A...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab roof material?
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Cab roof material?

Greg, Here’s a couple of photos trawled off the internet. Both are interesting because of their roof detail. Might be of some valve to you in deciding what to do regarding roofing materials. The first phot is a 1942 troop train loading 93 Reg Engineers for a trip north to Alaska. Note the large nail...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab roof material?
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Cab roof material?

I worked on a Bridge and Building gang (B&B 5) on the Alaska Railroad In 1966. I remember many of the older rolling stock, particularly work crew bunk cars, and ROW cars were 1940 and earlier. While not the era you are interested in, these old cars very much represented design considerations from an...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Behemoth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Behemoth engines

Tristan, Alas, Ikon Engineering has closed down their model engineering line and sold off all their equipment. I spoke with the owner a few months ago to inquire about castings and was surprised to learn there were never any patterns or castings - all their work was fabricated and turned. In any eve...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is "Live Steam"?
Replies: 25
Views: 1294

Re: What is "Live Steam"?

My .02 cents is that “live steam hobby” refers to building scale models of full sized locomotives. In the early days of the hobby, people placed great emphasis on the ‘modeling’ of locomotives and other equipment. I also don’t see any reason to narrowly limit the definition to a 7.x “ gauge, or any ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1401

Re: Car stability paper

John, Thanks! This is the very article I was trying to locate. For me, Bill Donovan’s four case examples are perfect descriptions why we have derailments and rollovers, and more Importantly, how to mitigate them. Iam particularly interested in how Donovan describes how a rider’s center of gravity ro...