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by JoeKahan
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shelmerdine's Amusements/
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Shelmerdine's Amusements/

David,
Have you contacted Shelmerdine Garden Center outside of Winnipeg? Someone there may know if it's something from their past. They've been around since the 30's I think. They have a website and are on Facebook too. But I agree with Glenn, please post some pics.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blow down valves
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Blow down valves

I'll start by admitting that I'm a noob when it comes to live steam, but isn't the point of the blow down to get gunk out of the boiler? Would the water/steam be clean enough to use for that purpose? Don't know, just asking.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 89
Views: 17493

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

The wrench you're looking for is something I've heard being called a spanner wrench or a lock-nut wrench. Check Google or Amazon for Gardner Bender LNW-KIT
by JoeKahan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?
Replies: 18
Views: 3610

Re: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?

Some people sit around watching other folks doing things, while some would rather be the ones doing things. Google this: "A Story of Value" Abdullah Bashar Sarker

Joe
by JoeKahan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baggage Cart Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Re: Baggage Cart Drawings

I recall seeing one similar to what you describe at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum in Tuscon. I also saw a nice baggage cart (with pneumatic tires though) outside the Kingman depot but it was older (1907) if I remember correctly. Might be worth a call or visit.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Thu May 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 11229

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Oh Greg, you don't have enough time. I agree with NP317. You're already there, stay longer if at all possible. Some places I've been and enjoyed; Isle of Wight steam railway, https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/ The Great Little Trains of Wales, https://www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk/ Of the Welsh ...
by JoeKahan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 12266

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Why not off-load the 4-6-4 or 4-8-4 into the rented trailer for a day or two and use the trailer set-up for train hauling to make the pick-up?
by JoeKahan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 12368

Re: Favorite train movie

You're right hoppercar, fun thread. Suspenseful entertaining Danny Glover movie "Switchback" - No quote Woody Harrelson movie "Trans-Siberian Express" - No quote Not a "Train" movie but the freight train scene in "My Cousin Vinnie" - Vinny: Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes ...
by JoeKahan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 12368

Re: Favorite train movie

"Silver Streak"
"I know what goes where, and why"

"The Polar Express"
"One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're goin'. What matters is deciding to get on."

"Unstoppable"
"This ain't training. In training, they just give you an F. Out here, you get killed."
by JoeKahan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 17728

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

You might try their website. I found and downloaded lots of info from there when I had a question about the controller in my box cab.
https://www.dimensionengineering.com/
by JoeKahan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 8069

Re: Engine stand

I went with the HF motorcyle lift idea too. I welded up a frame of 1.5" x 1/8 angle and got 4 swivel casters on ebay for about $50 delivered. I put two pieces of c-channel face up across the inside of the frame and the lift wheels sit in that channel. To move my loco I put a 6' track panel on the li...
by JoeKahan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Gunderson well car
Replies: 6
Views: 7334

Re: Gunderson well car

I'll be watching this with interest. I was just getting into the thinking about planning to build stage on a well car. The prototype I'm using for inspiration is the Greenbrier AP53. Some overall dimensions are on they're website. https://www.gbrx.com/manufacturing/north-america-rail/double-stack-ca...