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by Bruce_Mowbray
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quartering driver axles
Replies: 11
Views: 2830

Re: Quartering driver axles

FWIW, With the 45 degree method, you only need one broach fixture. Make all wheels with the same fixture - no need to reset anything. You do have to make sure the key slot is as close to 45 degrees from the crank pin as possible. All of the axles get a slot in line with each other. When assembled, t...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 14
Views: 2464

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

Not all of them remain camelbacks. Ed G's engine is about 25% Mercer A-5a
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by Bruce_Mowbray
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam CNC Defender
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Live Steam CNC Defender

In the wake of a recent post, and I'm not posting this to make waves, (pun) I think it's important for modelers and home shop tinkerers to be informed about both sides of the spectrum. CNC may not be for everyone. But, If you have enough funds to buy one, or you're able to pick one up for a good pri...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: lil Gasser question
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: lil Gasser question

B&S has many throttle setups. Seems like they changed them every year. Have a look on the Bing images collection until you find the one that resembles yours
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by Bruce_Mowbray
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Roller Test Stand
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: Locomotive Roller Test Stand

Bill, Keep in mind that you only need to spin the main driver to set the timing. Perhaps you could come up with an arrangement similar to the one I built to time full size locomotives. I can spin the wheelset using a 3 foot ratchet and can make micro adjustments for timing purposes. Those are 56 inc...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Surveying techniques?
Replies: 27
Views: 4173

Re: Surveying techniques?

Figure out a desired path. Walk it many times. It's amazing how you can feel grade changes when walking. Then get some marking flags. Space them 100" apart (reason later) along your desired ROW. Get an inexpensive transit and a friend, or make a deadman to hold your surveying stick. Find a fixed poi...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Your RR grading methods??
Replies: 45
Views: 10922

Re: Your RR grading methods??

On my home railroad: Northeastern PA Snow, rain, dry, heat, cold, we get it all Clay/loam soil Remove grass/organic matter 3' wide Level and grade as close as possible Vibratory plate tamp to hard feel. (no footprint left when walked on) Hi density weed barrier mainly to keep the clay/mud from pushi...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin green paint scheme
Replies: 26
Views: 3912

Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Baldwin Green 1920's Munsell 10Y 2/2. Silver is "aluminum leaf" Delaware Lackawanna and Western green passenger cars 1930's also Munsell 10Y 2/2 Central Railroad of New Jersey green passenger cars 1920's Munsell 5Y 2/1 Any "better" quality automotive paint supplier should be able to supply these col...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin green paint scheme
Replies: 26
Views: 3912

Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Glenn,

I apologize for the delay. Our paint specialist took the holiday week off and my network connection to the paint info is down. I will get it for you as soon as either one is back on line. Stay tuned...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 86
Views: 13714

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

I have a few questions to put on the table. A designer makes a full and complete set of drawing of a particular locomotive but only offers the drawings, and/or, simple set of castings for the designed locomotive, i.e., wheels and cylinders. Can someone produce and offer the mating parts that would c...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 5060

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

Great design Charlie! An adjustable stop on the arm to repeat the amount of bend would be a good addition too. A stop similar to the one on a box and pan brake that allows over-bending to achieve the desired final angle. As with any bending job, fiddle with the first piece, make adjustments, then be...
by Bruce_Mowbray
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mounting Water Glass
Replies: 30
Views: 4507

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Hi all, I think I know what needs to be done, but I'm assuming that the glass will need to be cut to length, unless it can be mounted on an angle, for which I don't think I will have the required real estate. The gauge I'm looking at has both a valve and shutoff cock on the bottom to allow for blow...