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by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

I think at one time someone was trying to sell it for $1,200,000 ... to which I said "If that sells, my 4-8-4 is for sale the next day at $1,000,000". I figure I could hire the best machinist/modeler in the world to build me a highly detailed replacement 4-8-4 and have lots of money left over! :-)
by ChuckHackett-844
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas

.... A couple of holes in the bottom ~3/16" (sub-wasp entry size) allow plenty of air in and allow condensation a way out. .... 3/8" holes would invite more wasp nests, during the summer here those things nest in ANYTHING they can find access into or under. Yup - Found that out! I removed one of th...
by ChuckHackett-844
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas

I think sealed is a bad idea. To me its easier to put in low point drains in the conduit and adding some vents to allow the enclosure to breath rather than trying to hermetically seal things At the ILS, we use NEMA enclosures that are basically sealed PVC boxes. However, all are ventilated and have...
by ChuckHackett-844
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas

Chuck, have a look at "NEMA enclosures" via a google image search and see if there is anything you like. .... Start at $10 on up to whatever you want to spend/need. .... Did find some possibilities. Most are more expensive for the same space as in the outdoor breaker box. The outdoor breaker box is...
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2649

Re: Green velvet oil

Highiron wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:50 pm
I have both quarts of Stem oil and pin oil in stock in Green Velvet brand

Mike Venezia
Mike, are you bringing steam oil to Florida when you come? I'll take two ... (quarts ... NOT 55 gallon drums! :D )
by ChuckHackett-844
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas

I have been looking for boxes to house railroad signal system components. In the past I have used (also shown in attachments): https://www.lowes.com/pd/Eaton-Type-BR-12-Circuit-6-Space-125-Amp-Main-Lug-Load-Center/1114649 I take out the metal cover panel and the breaker mounts and keep the ground bu...
by ChuckHackett-844
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 8833

Re: Signal Complexity

The signals are there to prevent three things, front end collisions and rear end collisions and derailments from too much speed in a route change. In their common usage on ride-on railroads (in my opinion) signals are almost 100% "Route" and/or "conflict" (as you point out above) indications - not ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 8833

Re: Signal Complexity

Why have the signals at all if you are sectioning.... The signals are there to prevent three things, front end collisions and rear end collisions and derailments from too much speed in a route change. So I have to ask, if you not going to stop at a red signal for the occupied block in front of you,...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 8833

Re: Signal Complexity

If you enforce a one-train-per-block rule your railroad will get constipated on a busy day as engineers stand at red signals waiting on a slow-moving train up ahead to clear the block. What? that's just flat out wrong. If you look at ANY track that has two way traffic and capture the flag signals (...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Things to do in Florida in January?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Things to do in Florida in January?

Adam, In addition to Tradewinds which someone mentioned, here are a couple of club tracks: Ridge Livesteamers ( http://www.ridgelivesteamers.org ) near the town of Dundee. I think they have a Card Order session scheduled on the 19th & 20th Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad ( https://cp-grr.com ) locat...
by ChuckHackett-844
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

BTW: just to add to my post: my reservoirs are between two frame sections. Even if the PVC fails all the thrown pieces will go downwards into the ballast. My train line is 40 psi. Also, this is THICK wall PVC.. Do not use the thin wall.
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

All 9 of my passenger cars have PVC (1.5" ?) reservoirs. No problems.