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by Trainman4602
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 2
Views: 262

BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Hi All
I finally cought a decent day to travel to the foundry and avoid the rain. Cast iron rust when it gets wet.
What loads of iron. This is what 50 pair of trucks and wheels looks like.

Now on to boxing and shipping them out.
by Trainman4602
Mon May 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Driver Casting Repro

Bondo Most common but Freeman makes a product called Tuf Carv it is similar to Bondo but not as hard to work with .
by Trainman4602
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Driver Casting Repro

This is picture of a mold for the 0-4-0 driver and also the match plate
by Trainman4602
Sat May 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Driver Casting Repro

What is all the roughness from. It should be smooth as a babys butt
by Trainman4602
Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Harold All what you are saying is true but I think in our line of work it is not critical. I have machined quit a number of cylinder castings over the years and found that is is more important to let them cool down before the final cut Iron expands and can shrink below the measured dimension. Most a...
by Trainman4602
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Aging castings is not necessary that was the old days and yes I can read Just trying to show support for suppliers, But it is typical live steamer s looking for a bargain. I apologize to the forum for the attitude but I'm a supplier also.
by Trainman4602
Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 17
Views: 3822

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

You should always get things when they become available. as for storing them Freeze? no way just spray some WD40 on them will be perfect
by Trainman4602
Tue May 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Allen Models of Nevada you can get all you want
by Trainman4602
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Driver Casting Repro

Hi have made several videos about this process on you tube watch them
by Trainman4602
Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS

No sure yet The fgoundry usually make extra I'll know when I pick them up.
by Trainman4602
Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 69000

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Your coupler is up side down
by Trainman4602
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: STEAMIN UP VIDEO REACHES ONE MILLION VIEWS
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

STEAMIN UP VIDEO REACHES ONE MILLION VIEWS

Hi All One of my videos has reached one million views. I have been making these and posting them on you tube for 10 years. This is my first video top reach the one million mark. I posted this video about four years ago and only recently it started to take off. In January of this year it was just in ...