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by optigman
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Cannonball Couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Cannonball Couplers

1 1/2" scale
by optigman
Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Cannonball Couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Cannonball Couplers

1 lot of coupler castings for sale. 2 loop shank & 2 stub shank. All are cast Bronze / Brass except 1 loop shank is Aluminum. No knuckles, hardware or otherwise. $25.00 for the lot of 4 couplers. Postage is $ 13.50. What is in the photos is whats for sale.
by optigman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever seen an injector cut in half?
Replies: 24
Views: 1812

Re: Ever seen an injector cut in half?

The picture came out surprisingly good and is fun to see everything in place. Thank you for attending the Spring meet at Riverside Live Steamers and I hope your visit was both pleasurable and profitable. Everyone was very excited to get the opportunity to meet you as well as see your ultra high qual...
by optigman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 5229

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

We use the 648 at work and have never had any problem in the slightest. Maybe after a few years you can post here again to follow up with your experience with "model glue" as some refer to it as ! Happy railroading!!!!!!!!!
by optigman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 5229

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Just following up to see which product you wound up using and if you are happy with the results? I heard someone comment at our club (after reading your post) that some riding car wheels were loctited almost a decade ago and none have failed. The wheels were a constant problem before being loctited ...
by optigman
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 5229

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Red Loctite is a thread locker. The 600 series are Retaining Compounds. I would use 620 which goes to 450f and is high strength long before I would use Red Threadlocker for securing something to a shaft or axle. When properly applied the Retaining Compound almost acts like a lubricant when pressing ...
by optigman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 5229

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

648 or 638 depending on fit. Those are the highest strength of the 600 series. No activator needed and contaminant resistant. Look on Henkel / Loctite website for the comparison chart. Once this stuff grabs it is done!!! 609 is an older product.
by optigman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: **Wanted** Super Scale front coupler pocket.
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: **Wanted** Super Scale front coupler pocket.

17-4 Lost Wax Couplers is the title in the subject bar which is now currently first in line on the for sale marketplace page.
by optigman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 17-4 lost wax couplers
Replies: 19
Views: 4604

Re: 17-4 lost wax couplers

Do you have any pilot beam coupler pockets available? There was an inquiry on this board about the Superscale coupler pocket. optigman
by optigman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: **Wanted** Super Scale front coupler pocket.
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: **Wanted** Super Scale front coupler pocket.

Dave Bortz sells the front coupler pocket and coupler that was sold by Superscale. He is located in Pennsylvania. He posted about 2 years ago on the For sale forum here. Try a search for stainless steel couplers as I can't locate his contact info. Before Superscale it was Buckeye Model Car Foundry w...
by optigman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mars Light Model Castings
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Mars Light Model Castings

Possibly Jim Kreider might have something in the works for his Berkshire locomotive. I know some of the Berkshire locomotives had them. optigman
by optigman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood Firing a Chloe
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Wood Firing a Chloe

I believe that would have been Rogers USRA Pacific dressed in blue paint you saw in Fillmore. That engine ran extremely well and it only ever burned wood as far as I recall. I don't ever recall the flues having to be cleaned but once in a blue moon. The wood ash was also very manageable. As long as ...