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by Brunswick Carshops
Tue May 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 47
Views: 8677

Re: Suspension problems

I need advice on how to properly balance the wheel loads on my 1" LE Atlantic, the drivers are slipping badly. Is the purpose of the equalized suspension just to maintain wheel contact with the rails, or is it also a means to adjust the weight distribution on the wheels? If it is a means to adjust ...
by Brunswick Carshops
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GETTING BACK TO PATTERN MAKING
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: GETTING BACK TO PATTERN MAKING

Trainman4602 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Yes it will be the Steeple Cab
That's great!

Any recollection on how many you put together back in the day? I seem to remember there being around 15-16 of these running around.

It would be interesting to see where they all wound up.
by Brunswick Carshops
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GETTING BACK TO PATTERN MAKING
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: GETTING BACK TO PATTERN MAKING

Hey Dave!! Give us a hint!!! Will you be remaking the venerable Mercer Steeple Cab of old? Great little engines!! Big enough to be fun yet small enough to haul everywhere. I still have mine (1607) and I'm sure Long island Dennis (now Central New York Dennis I suppose) still has his! Mine is still ci...
by Brunswick Carshops
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS August Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 3819

Re: PVLS August Meet

The DILLYDILLY man is driving all the way from Florida for this occasion, so let`s see if one of our wiseguys can top that. :shock: :roll: :D Well. That changes everything. Will there be a "Bahtree Chargah" involved? Couldn't help but fire up the way back machine for that one-liner.. Heard you was ...
by Brunswick Carshops
Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 2362

Re: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?

Great write-up!!

There are three tools every boiler owner should have;

1) Decent Bore Scope
2) TDS meter
3) pH Test Strips.

Use #2 and 3 religiously when hot. Like Ice-Cube says "Check ya self before you wreck yo self."
by Brunswick Carshops
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

There has been some work with "Tempering" or "Annealing" PLA parts. Depending on how you have your machine set-up with infill, number of outer rings, etc., the shrinkage is purported to be around 2-5% X and Y and about the same growth in the Z(see "hackaday" link below). Essentially the material is ...
by Brunswick Carshops
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 7507

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

The hobby isn't declining; it's evolving. The millennials (kids) are just getting to the point they can start to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Many of them are educated, and, with enough will and YouTube videos, can figure it out. Attracting this crowd is tough because for many, the debts of hig...
by Brunswick Carshops
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: Big News

David-

Check your PM's. Mr. Bratina is on point! Hope you can make it.
by Brunswick Carshops
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2602

Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Looking Great Marty! I may be biased but I really like that one in the middle!

See you tomorrow night!
by Brunswick Carshops
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What details do you want to see made avaliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: What details do you want to see made avaliable?

Apex open bar grate roof walk is number one. NONE of the scale car manufacturers have anything that is even close. Hey Mark- I have the design nearly done for the tooling for the Apex Tri-Lock. I'm printing the molds at home and we will see how well they shoot. Doing the molds seems to be easier to...