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by Builder01
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Cylinder Borning

I don't have T slots in my lathe cross feed either. I drilled and tapped a few holes for my clamps. I have also used those holes several times over. Should have done it sooner! Needless to say, I used my lathe as a horizontal boring mill with automatic feed. Worked great! - David DSCN0790.JPG DSCN07...
by Builder01
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

Hi John, Nice photo of your F units! Looking at the website http://neols.net/trackplanandinfo.php , it looks like the small gauge track is a 1000" loop. It has full air. water and power at the steaming bays according to the web site. Do you know if there are any plans to extend the loop, or, to cons...
by Builder01
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

That does look like a pretty cool bridge! My riding cars are really set up for ground running. How "high" is the high line? Is that dual gauge, 4-3/4" and 3-1/2" ? (Yes, I re-read your last post!) At any rate, I might have to check that out next year. Thanks, John!

David
by Builder01
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

Hi John, Thanks for checking out other places in my area. I am aware of the NEOLS club in Medina. I have not been there, but, I may check it out. I am also checking out the track down in Carrilon park in Dayton. They have some ground level multi-gauge track. They are actually farther than my own clu...
by Builder01
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

I just found out that the 4-3/4" gauge track has been removed for the 7-1/2" expansion. Bummer! Cross that one off my list.
David
by Builder01
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

https://www.lakeshorelivesteamers.com Don't know if your answer is there. RN Yes, this does help a bit, thank you. In fact, I think I found an "old" version of their website. The new one has a track layout map, but, does not show what part, if any, is 4-3/4" gauge. They also seem to have a presence...
by Builder01
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Lake Shore Live Steamers

Does anyone here know if the Lake Shore Live Steamers in Ohio have any 4-3/4" gauge track? I live in Erie Pa and they are relatively close to me. Always looking for interesting places to run my steamer! -

Thanks,
David
by Builder01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

Just a question in between: Is there anybody (I mean any forum user) who has developed and /or built a steam pump without mechanical contact between valve piston(s) and steam piston set? I think I understand what you are asking. The problem is, the steam valve must be set, or moved, according to th...
by Builder01
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

I built the Van Brocklin 2 cylinder pump. I used the drawings done by Bill Shields. I built the smaller 3/4" & 1" scale pump. It is 100% reliable and seems to be self starting with the pistons in almost any position. It was also relatively simple to build, the 1-1/2" pump would be just as easy to bu...
by Builder01
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

I guess I am not sure which forum my question has ended up on! I thought this was the Live Steam & Riding Scale Railroading forum. Sorry about that.

David
by Builder01
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

Now, after the fact, yes, they absolutely have compressed air available at the steaming bays. There is a singe hose that is very long. I did not even need to break out any of my hoses. It is interesting that no steam person from the Cinder Sniffers club is on this forum, and, that no one on this for...
by Builder01
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

Does anyone know if compressed air is available at steaming bays at the Cinder Sniffers track? I will be visiting there with my steamer. The contact person said he was not sure, as his locomotive is electric! I thought someone on this forum might know what facilities are available at the steaming ba...