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by little giant
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In search of tender wheel castings
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: In search of tender wheel castings

Have you tried despatchrailroad.com they might be able to help.
by little giant
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Barco low water alarm. Jack Bodenmann made one and I think sells them as well or did. Do a search for barco low water alarm or New York Central J1e.
by little giant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Thank you it is Earl Muller, but it is a Mohawk not a Niagara. The only Niagara in 1.6 scale that I know of was Fred Bouffard’s, and another person that will be missed.
by little giant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Smokebox Inspection Cover

Hey Karl followed your website for years, and still waiting for you to finish it (ha-ha) :lol:. I remembered when you asked about a drawing for that cover, sorry I didn’t have a drawing at that time, but got a drawing of the cover when I ordered the drawings for the Mikado from the NYC Historical So...
by little giant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Yes Bill coming up on 10 years since Harold left us. Also reminds me of story of Harold helping a gentleman in Florida who built a Mohawk, sorry can’t remember is name. He sent Harold pictures of a Mohawk with valves circled and asking him what they went to. Harold showed me the pictures and told me...
by little giant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Off the top of my head, without looking at the drawings it is either for the power reverse or the sanders. If you have the entire collection of drawings from the NYC historical society there is a piping drawing showing where all the piping goes to.
by little giant
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 3066

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Does anyone know where Harold’s Niagara is?
by little giant
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 3066

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

The unknown Niagara #6000 on page 40 of part 11, maybe Harold Crouch’s of Fingerlakes Live Steamers. It was sold to Jonathan Liebabe (spelling maybe wrong) of Massachusetts. Both have passed away.
by little giant
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Caboose trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Caboose trucks

Ben Volia at Roundhouse makes them.
by little giant
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 8262

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

Allen Models sells casting for dome throttle valve with the flat plate design. Little Engines sells a rotary type throttle.
by little giant
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3525

Re: Night Running & Lights?

I made marker lights for locomotive and caboose from Bob Ready’s design in Live Steam magazine. For the locomotive lenses I used glass marbles sanded down to 1/2 diameter, using a cold diamond grinder for lathe tooling bits. Jack Boedmen has a post here called “markers and such” showing how he made ...
by little giant
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam-operated cylinder drains
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

Re: Steam-operated cylinder drains

That drawing looks a lot like Ben Nixon’s drawing, which I have on my locomotive and works great. I don’t understand what the rear o-ring is for? This design will allow blow by and if you don’t turn off the air to the cocks when stopped can cause the locomotive to move. The Nixon design has the o-ri...