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by hoppercar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recall
Replies: 16
Views: 1755

Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recall

Same here....I would rather buy quality at a much higher price, that will last a lifetime..than have to.keep buying it cheaper @ 75 percent off, many times over...it just encourages these manufacturers to.create low quality knock offs
by hoppercar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recall
Replies: 16
Views: 1755

Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recall

Ive never been impressed with anything from harbor freight...there a low end, quality tool supplier. I purchased a riveting gun to build.a boxcar, and it literally got to.the last rivet and conked out.
by hoppercar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sweet corn
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Sweet corn

Never seen.that around here
by hoppercar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sweet corn
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Sweet corn

How come you never see field corn.blown over....this is the 5th year in a row, the wind has knocked down my.sweet corn....im.sick and tired of screwing with.it. ....why does sweet corn.have such a weak root system
by hoppercar
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Operated Cylinder Cocks
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Steam Operated Cylinder Cocks

Your correct in your posting, you explained it yourself how they work
by hoppercar
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Duplex steel
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Duplex steel

There was a story in the july/august 2012 issue of live steam, about using a type of stainless steel for boiler construction called duplex steel. Although this article is centered in austrailia, was wondering if anyone here in the u.s. Has had any experience with it ?...
by hoppercar
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

Was reading the description......curious why you cant use them.in.a locomotive with piston valves ????
by hoppercar
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

400 series stainless steel is magnetic
by hoppercar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Re: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?

Yes, but looking at the drawings, the dimensions do not stack up correctly. 1/8 th step on wheels, and axle dimensions only add up to 7.0 back to back on the drivers....for 7 1/2 gauge the back to back should be 7 1/8 th
by hoppercar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future of Superscale Locomotive
Replies: 50
Views: 28981

Re: Future of Superscale Locomotive

Any updates on.the line of boiler.check valves that superscale had ???
by hoppercar
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Painting steam chest question
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Painting steam chest question

Leave the top and bottom bare steal....the gasket.will take care of that.......leave the inside bare, the steam cylinder oil.will take care of that
by hoppercar
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Plates

Thanks for the info about diane carney...I.just made contact with her via email....seen some of her work, and she is familiar.with baldwin plates....sounds like a go !!