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by Berkman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 729
Views: 97908

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I would go stainless. Another few hundred $ now will save you in the future... A stainless tank will last your lifetime.
by Berkman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains

Does anyone else make quite the same products though? For example if you want gas locos I suppose trainworks? Then for Pass cars - RRSC ? What about for all those various freight car models?
by Berkman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 729
Views: 97908

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

looking great! What is the siphon ? Your own design to suck water into the tender? Are the injector valve push/pull? You could always add a small valve to run steam through a dummy turbo gen to make it blow steam out....! a 2.5 inch scale airpump would look great on it as would a worthington water p...
by Berkman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE

going to also have a mill creek video ?
by Berkman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooden refrigerator car
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: Wooden refrigerator car

has anyone used aluminum that's been cut/milled to simulate the wood paneling look? That way its a more weather resistant metal car but with the look of wood.
by Berkman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 6387

Re: snifter valves

I would put drifters on the RRSC mikado or you could pull crud into the cylinders and valves when drifting. People will say oh you can leave the throttle slightly cracked, but that won't always happen and when you forget or someone else is running it, you'll pull grit into the cyls/valves.
by Berkman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Wonder how much weight that added?
by Berkman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

has anyone added lead sheet under the jacket for added weight ?
by Berkman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 117
Views: 33901

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

very neat! Are those air tanks between the frame ?
by Berkman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 3205

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Here's a video i found of the LE 2-6-0 as a SP 1829. I would go this route, it is very similar visually and you'd be happier in the long run with outside valve gear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfi6uhw83A

Not sure if the owner of this is a member on here or not.
by Berkman
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 3205

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Someone built a really nice Southern pacific 2-6-0 from a LE kit. No real changes other than aesthetics. Honestly I'd go that route. Outside valve gear is much easier to work on and frees up space under the frame. Building a "stock" LE 2-6-0 would be much easier than putting LE cylinders on a allen ...
by Berkman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 45
Views: 7123

Re: Your RR grading methods??

Are the forms removed or kept buried under the track?