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by Tim B Guenther
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: Question about coal

The Pocahontas coal from WV sold in upstate NY is sold as "Blacksmithing coal." One load a few years ago was too big and I had to whack it all with a hammer on a steel plate and then screen it. Still great coal!
by Tim B Guenther
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New bridge open at FLLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

New bridge open at FLLS

If you are coming to the Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary in a couple of weeks, the new 7-1/4 inch bridge is now open! I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it rides. Since the brakes are not quite functional yet on my new Shay, I was a little apprehensive about the down grade, but I act...
by Tim B Guenther
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FLLS 50th Celebration
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

FLLS 50th Celebration

The deadline to register for the Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary is June 30, 2019. We already have 165 people registered and many are bringing engines and cars in all three gauges. The new bridge on the 7-1/4 track is almost finished and we expect it to be operational before August. All ...
by Tim B Guenther
Tue May 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 20
Views: 7631

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

wms6 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:33 pm
I wonder if they're doing something like the car theft rings, shipping stolen stuff out of the country.
If it is 7-1/2" gauge, most other countries are 7-1/4." Good luck re-gauging it smaller...
by Tim B Guenther
Tue May 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad supply
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: Railroad supply

Their Face Book page directs you to a new website they are working on: http://provalueinc.com/test/ That "test" page is working but the old site is "not found."
by Tim B Guenther
Sat May 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

BAdams wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:30 am
Tim B. - is the book you are refering to "The Complete Metal Smith" by Tim McCreight?

Brook
The book I used for the recipes is "Metal Techniques for Craftsmen" by Oppi Untracht, c 1968 by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
by Tim B Guenther
Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

If you can find the chemicals; "liver of sulphur" (potassium sulphide) in salt form mixed with water will produce a brown color. Dark black - 2 oz. liver of sulphur, 1/4 oz. aqua ammonia in 1 gallon of water. Bluish black - Barium sulphide in water. Reddish brown - copper sulphate and water. Antique...
by Tim B Guenther
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 3745

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

Locktite 510 Flange sealant. I use it in place of gaskets and for the threads on small steam fittings.
by Tim B Guenther
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FLLS in Live Steam magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

FLLS in Live Steam magazine

The article I wrote on the history of the Finger Lakes Live Steamers has just been published in the new issue (March/April 2019) of Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading. They used 32 photos including the cover shot. Our 50th Anniversary Meet is this year - August 1 - 4. It is closed to the public. You...
by Tim B Guenther
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 7876

Re: Coal dust bricks again

I used to religiously screen my coal and separate the dust. At some point I got lazy and started to fire with everything mixed together. I did not notice any difference at all! (My firebox is approx. 12" x 4.5.")
by Tim B Guenther
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 4457

Re: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

Unfortunately the webmaster changed this year. The new website was supposed to have been finished by August first, but has been delayed. We are hopeful all the place holders will be active soon. As Tom stated, we can answer any questions you have in the meantime.
by Tim B Guenther
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 3476

Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

The Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet will be August 1-4, 2019 and is open to all live steam and train enthusiasts. This meet will be closed to the public. All visitors must register between now and June 28, 2019, to attend. The club is located in Marengo, New York, halfway between Ro...