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by tsph6500
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 23
Views: 1411

Re: Night Running & Lights?

One aspect of locomotive illumination that has not yet been discussed in this thread is the hazard for oncoming traffic from trains with overly bright headlights. It should be considered that your megawatt lighting blinds others causing an annoyance at least and a danger at worst for the other engin...
by tsph6500
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cleaning a smoke box?
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Cleaning a smoke box?

Has anyone found a solvent or cleaner that will wash away steam cylinder oil & coal ash? I am trying to clean up my engine for winter I found what works best is to not stop running for the winter. Just put on some longjohns and keep on steaming. If we can do it in Montreal, you folks in Winnipeg sh...
by tsph6500
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 22
Views: 2494

Re: Kirkwall Central

Put the kettle on, we'll be right over. Well done chum, well done.

Does WLS know you stole their switchman's shanty?
by tsph6500
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)

It was a wee bit too hot on Sunday, Thursday through Saturday was great. We certainly missed the smell of burnt corn and the sight of Howard dozing at the swap table.
by tsph6500
Thu May 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: spring meet
Replies: 11
Views: 2647

Re: spring meet

Steve Bratina wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am
Looking forward to the big meet.
The call of the Tinkerbells has echoed up and down the valley.

See you there Chum.
by tsph6500
Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal
Replies: 1
Views: 705

2018 Annual International Meet - Montreal

The dates for this year's meet are June 29 - July 1st. It is a non-public event. Another old-fashioned live steam meet, lots of running day & night, 3 meals a day except on Sunday (breakfast & lunch). Swap table, bring your projects to talk about. Camping on the grounds (no services) More info avail...
by tsph6500
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME
Replies: 38
Views: 3865

Re: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME

I recall a conversation with a fellow Tinkerbell who told us the sad tale of a bundle of wooden patterns for a set cast iron frames for a 3/4'" Challenger that was tossed out or burned as kindling by unsuspecting descendants of the builder. He had assumed room temperature without informing anyone in...
by tsph6500
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

NO need to learn how to measure accurately. NO need for any machine tools. NO need to learn how to read plans. NO need to buy tooling at yard sales or online. NO need to figure out how to hold a casting to your milling table. NO sharp swarf in your fingers. NO need to tap a million holes. NO more ri...
by tsph6500
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator

And it is SOLD! (pending)

Thanks for looking.
by tsph6500
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator

Color shot to show brass body.
by tsph6500
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE - Turbo Generator ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 872

FOR SALE - Turbo Generator ****SOLD****

I have decided to offer for sale my 3/4" scale turbo generator . I bought it a long time ago for no particular project, just thought it was nice piece of engineering. Tested in pre-LED days, you could run three lights on the output. Ed Bagley design? There is a nice regulator design in the Miniature...
by tsph6500
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Big News

Sounds like a really big shoe. Or show. Better not miss it.