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by hoppercar
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Refrigerator car question

Building one of pacific design shops wooden reefers...its a great kit !!!....I have a couple good reefer car books, with a lot of pictures for reference......just curious, trying to come up.with the reason why they most all had a black area painted on the siding just below the side loading doors ??
by hoppercar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Slide Valve Setting

Sounds like your valve gear is set up correctly. Thats exactly whats supposed to happen,,when the link block is centered in the link, and the johnson bar is in nuetral...your valve should be centered over the ports, and the valve stem will impart no motion to the valve
by hoppercar
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Supplier
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Supplier

Is alco west locomotive co. Still in business?...I have emailed them 6 or 8 times in the last year, with no responses ??
by hoppercar
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K & S Metals of Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: K & S Metals of Chicago

Typical american business management....how much money can we make, with the minimum investment....and to heck with everybody in between
by hoppercar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Looking for input

So far, its just in the dreaming stage...lol
by hoppercar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Looking for input

I had the same thought, I just completed a rrsc mikado last spring..I also thought about using the chassis for the texas type.....I never thought if the berk ?...it allready has baker gear...interesing !!!!!!
by hoppercar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Looking for input

All the locomotive projects I have built over the past 40 years( gee has it been that long, guess time flies when your having fun..lol)..have all been commercially available locomotives, that I have "kitbashed"..in one form or another...the newest locomotive, that I keep finding myself thinking abou...
by hoppercar
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2435

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

Yep, me too....ive been a toolmaker for 40 years...cut my teeth on manuel with no d.r.o......im just now getting into cnc....sure is a different world, for this old dog to learn new tricks...lol
by hoppercar
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Boiler Tube Question

I have several different sizes of elliot rollers....they work great...
by hoppercar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2435

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

Yep...lol....ive buult all my locomotives on.a mill and lathe with no d.r.o......it can be done...lol
by hoppercar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2435

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

I.guess it all comes down to, what type of machinery you have at your disposal, and if your comfortable doing it?..there are plenty of guys in the live steam world, who could lend a hand with them...theres about as many ways to set them up and machine them as there are guys to think.it up. Dont be a...
by hoppercar
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Drawings

Does anyone know if Truson Buegel is still around?...At one time he supplied copies of locomotive drawings?..He was located in Downey California, the last time I.purchased drawings ?