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by jamesjgould
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul info
Replies: 40
Views: 7081

Re: Mogul info

Where in the Midwest are you located ? I did a build project of 10 Southern Pacific M-10 Moguls (T&NO M-10) several years ago under the name Model Rails, Inc. The whole project fizzled when the boiler supplier back out on me after just 3 boilers and I came to the sad realization that I was losing ab...
by jamesjgould
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 36385

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

Wives do have a way of coming first. Been there, done that. lol !
by jamesjgould
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 36385

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

Hope you can keep the price reasonable. Looking forward to seeing what U have to offer.
by jamesjgould
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 43
Views: 11681

Re: grey iron

Ductile will not "groove" at all like grey iron. It is the type of iron lathe chucks and gears are made of these days and is commonly called "semi steel" because it will not crack and break like grey. Any iron foundry worth dealing with can do ductile just as easily as grey and at a tiny increase is...
by jamesjgould
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Coal dust bricks again

What about a liquid parrafin wax as a binder. That would add BTU value and burn good.
by jamesjgould
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Things to do in Florida in January?
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: Things to do in Florida in January?

Go to the discoverlivesteam.com web site and look at the meet scedules. Also got to floridalivesteamers.com and look at all the clubs and contacts. Will be lots of clubs you can visit on weekends.
by jamesjgould
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 5825

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

I should add to my post that any acid treatment must be neutralized with a base to prevent acid corrosion. I use
Tri-Sodium-Phosphate (TSP) as a flush. That's commercial dish washing powder available everywhere.
by jamesjgould
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 5825

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

Lime scaling is a huge problem in our boilers. It can be controlled by "pickling" the boiler often enough to keep it from forming. Distilled vinegar, CLR, or my favorite "Limeaway" are the simplest to use. Correctly treated water is always the best to use, reducing entrained oxygen is the goal. I ha...
by jamesjgould
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 36385

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

If you do reefers, I would assume box cars would be next ? The hobby needs a source of cheap and easy to build and detail kits like this. We already have all the gons and flats we can handle. lol !