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by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue May 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

Tim, Your door(s) will be a fun project. If you want to get down to the "sixteenths" on your door dimensions, the width of the left auxiliary door is 7'-11-9/16" wide. The width of the main door on the right is 7'-11-1/16" wide. Who will notice? Well, now that this is posted, everyone will ; ) John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue May 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

The style and construction features of a Youngstown Steel Door would be dependent on what era of railroading is being modeled. Youngstown Steel Door made a 6 foot, and an optional 8 foot door in the 1940's. The doors came wider on later and larger style cars. As I'm packing up my railroad archives f...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

After receiving a tip today, I scrolled the many, MANY photos at the Los Angeles Live Steamers FB page. The embankment next to the right-of-way and the color scheme of the structure mentioned by NP317 (~RN) appears to be a very close match... possibly before a "reconstruction" of trackage there. Fou...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

Paint schemes have varied by railroad. Railroads in the eastern part of the United States tended to paint a portion of the mast and background black, while signals found in the west are often found to be painted all aluminum except for the background face and shade. The main photo at Todd Sestero's ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Help Identifying Searchlight Signal Location

Recently salvaged a hard drive from a Windows 98 SE computer. Among some of the photos found on the device is a searchlight installation at an unknown railroad location. I'm thinking it's in the western part of the United States somewhere, but I could be -way off- on that guess. Can anyone identify ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K4 RE PAINT
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: K4 RE PAINT

Dave,

I’m curious about the longevity of the original paint job you are removing.
Do you have a date (or approximate year) as to when the previous paint job was applied to the locomotive?

Thanks.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China

Harold, whatever you end up doing is perfectly fine. It has to be. [Ha ha ; )

The long standing stature or pillar this forum board represents is why people gravitate here.

Ruffling or scuffing its edges adds to its history.

John D. Atkinson
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China

Valid point Steve.

I’ve never personally met Mr. Trump.

To say something like, "Our draft dodging threaten-er and chief, Mr Bonespurs Dennison" to his face would be inappropriate
and unbecoming of a gentleman.

Appreciate your critique.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China

Hi John, No photos inside a Nucor mill. I do see there is plenty of You Tube content depicting Nucor’s more modern and cleaner facilities. And non-union too! Steve, the written word is filled with “bait” on many levels as I think about your reaction and reply to what I wrote earlier. Would it be fai...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China
Replies: 29
Views: 1144

Re: Purposed US tariffs on imported lathes/mills from China

Indeed a HOT topic that many are discussing. The Practical Machinist forum board has a couple different threads going full tilt on the tariff subject with one surpassing over 600 replies. You’ll find plenty to fuel, or help in forming further opinion on the topic at the URLs below. http://www.practi...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What kind of motor is in ceiling fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: What kind of motor is in ceiling fans?

Ceiling Fan motors are typically either Shaded Pole, or Permanent Split Capacitor motors.
The speed of both types can be controlled by adjusting the applied voltage.

Single Phase motors are named for the way they start.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 5216

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

The clash of the Hobbyist verses actual Industry practices. Opinion and Facts cloud each other… and eventually… those looking on don’t really know what to think. An axle on a toy train can have any tolerance until its death. In industry, it’s not a chance thing. Mechanical fits have to be correct. I...