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by rkcarguy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Laser cut switch stand kit
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Laser cut switch stand kit

I thought the top of the stand was a bit too big after I assembled the first one, so I've reduced the long slots to 1" at the top and added two tapered pieces of cut plate to use for the verticals instead of flat bar. I also had a 12' long bar of 1/2" stainless round bar, so I'm going to eliminate t...
by rkcarguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Sounds like a goey mess. Could you let it dry out and then seal it with some sort of clear product so it's waterproof?
by rkcarguy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

We have stainless braided PTFE lines supplying oxygen and nitrogen to one of our machines that were all tested to 500 PSI. I've also used it for oil cooler lines with no problems. The stuff with the black braided cloth covering would offer much better insulation value and I think it's a bit more fle...
by rkcarguy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

Lol, get out the pineapple and the BBQ:)
It looked like it was over last night, the snow was starting to melt. I get up this morning and it's 25* and we got another 3-4 inches, I plowed snow with my bumper until I hit the main road which had been plowed.
by rkcarguy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

It warmed up to about 30* and I thought we were going to see rain tomorrow, but that grey sky is looming again and the forecast just changed to another 1-4" of snow. I don't know when it's going to end.....
by rkcarguy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

We are pushing 12" and it's still snowing hard. Hearing that it's turned to rain and is melting off down south.
by rkcarguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

68* is my perfect working temperature haha!
by rkcarguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

Glenn, I have one of those engine hoists, but it's not going to fit in the garage where I'm building this beast. It is not so much an inconvenience I'm citing, but just an order of operations for getting the frame built in a way that is the least bothersome for my lower back. I'm working on 18' of w...
by rkcarguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 415
Views: 53590

Re: 12" working railroad

Thought I'd add this interesting picture of a Pennsy S-12 with a snow plow on it. PennsyS12.jpg I've been playing with my switch stand kit a bit, but otherwise there is not much going on with the build. The garage is freezing and we've got quite a bit of snow. Next up is hopefully some lathe work tu...
by rkcarguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks

The 4 bolt pattern for the pillow blocks I used won't be correct, just a heads up. I'm not sure what your thinking about using for bearings.
by rkcarguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Fabricated AAR or similar trucks

Check out my post in grand scales, I had plate laser cut ( I work in management at a shop) to make my trucks and it didn't require any machine work. A welder and a drill press would have been all I needed, but I did use a mill at work for a few things simply because I had access to it. I'm modeling ...
by rkcarguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

Re: What Engine Is This

What's with all the stuff on the front of the smoke box? The other one doesn't have that. It's much more easily recognizable as a challenger without it.