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by pat1027
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Steam space.

It sounds similar to what I've got on a 10" boiler. 1/4 to 1/2 a glass is a nice water level. As the water level gets nearer the top of the glass it'll carry some water over if the engine is working hard.
by pat1027
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

You can the mask over the grooves without forcing it in. Use an airbrush angled so the paint carries over the gap between the boards (not into it). Go easy with the air brush. Ray Grosser (excellent modeler) letters cars this way and they look sharp. I ran into a similar problem lettering my tender ...
by pat1027
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike

After Bill passed and Doris was getting ready to move to the Dakota's with Paul she gave the commemorative tie to my dad. I've got it along side the Acorn Junction station sign from Harry Herder's railroad. Three pieces of Bill's equipment were at the Tri-State meet at Bill Pepper's in September. Th...
by pat1027
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike
Replies: 5
Views: 679

35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike

35 years ago today was the golden spike on Bill Fitt's Lake Meauwataka and Wildwood Railroad. The photo is a tie with two rails from the ceremony that Bill kept it as a memento.

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by pat1027
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 9614

Re: Trailer Features

It's an old thread but I read this and the archive when I was trailer shopping so I'll add to the discussion. Up to shopping for an enclosed trailer my dad and I had carried eight cars in a utility trailer with a tarp fitted over the cars. Three cars were stacked on another and two rolled in on thei...
by pat1027
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations for a hand pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Recommendations for a hand pump?

There is nothing wrong with having a hand pump if it supplements other a couple other means of adding water. I wouldn't add one in lieu of getting your axle pump and injector working.
by pat1027
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 6539

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

You don't need CNC, you might want it but you don't need it. We're modeling machines build before CNC was even a distant idea. I've often looked at photos from the locomotive builder in the early 1900's and remarked at the work they did with the tools they had. I've wondered if you could assemble a ...
by pat1027
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

Mine opens to the right. No issues with it swings closed as long as I open it all the way. For the model it really depends on how the cab and back head are laid out.
by pat1027
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arrester design
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

Re: Spark arrester design

My first thought was a bear trap spark arrester like the Denver and Rio Grande used to use on their narrow gauge locomotives. Looking at pictures of the same locomotives in modern times they are using a simple screen with a couple differences. The screen is larger diameter than the stack giving an a...