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by Tim B Guenther
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Plates

There was an article in the May/June 2020 issue of Live Steam on how to etch your own plates by Chris Rueby. It doesn't look like a very difficult operation.
by Tim B Guenther
Tue May 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

Re: Camelbacks

I am currently building a 4-8-0 camelback in 1/8 scale. It will be dual gauge - 7-1/4 and 7-1/2. It is modeled on an 1899 Brooks design used by the CNJ and the DL&W. I have very basic general dimensions of the prototype - wheel diameter, distance between wheels, etc. I am using Allen Models drawings...
by Tim B Guenther
Thu May 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat

It might not be a problem. I have an LED and a battery inside the head light mounted to the smokebox of my Shay. It has operated for two seasons without a problem.
by Tim B Guenther
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Extended Piston Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Extended Piston Rod

Brooks Locomotive Works was building many engines with "extended piston rods" from around 1890 into the early 20th century. Can someone tell me the purpose of this feature? Thanks.
Tim Guenther
by Tim B Guenther
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 27
Views: 8251

Re: Free 2D CAD Software?

I have been using Linux since I retired, so I am always on the look out for functioning open source software. I recently discovered QCAD. It is free and works very similar to my recollections of Autocad for DOS circa 1990. Their website https://qcad.org/en/ says it will work with Mac and Windows as...
by Tim B Guenther
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 27
Views: 8251

Re: Free 2D CAD Software?

I have been using Linux since I retired, so I am always on the look out for functioning open source software. I recently discovered QCAD. It is free and works very similar to my recollections of Autocad for DOS circa 1990. Their website https://qcad.org/en/ says it will work with Mac and Windows as ...
by Tim B Guenther
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3874

Re: shipping engines

When Marty Knox shipped a boiler to me earlier this year, I also used Freightquote.com. The price and service were excellent, but the crate was not on a skid. Sure enough someone punched a hole through the crate with a fork. Fortunately, it missed hitting the boiler by an inch or so. Mounting a crat...
by Tim B Guenther
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 5802

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: 2678

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: 1801

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: 24
Views: 14362

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: 3321

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."