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by pockets
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2437

Re: Live steam Mt Gretna Project

Yo. Johnpenn74, PM me on this site. Marty, I talked to you about designing a boiler, for the book I'm doing, when I got the rail from you. I even sent you a prototype drawing. Neil K. wants me to drag that project off the back burner. I keep tripping over real life. Greg B. PS: The Derr drawings ARE...
by pockets
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Falk No.1 Locomotive chassis
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Falk No.1 Locomotive chassis

The prototype was featured, years ago, in the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazzette.

Greg B.
by pockets
Thu May 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet William/Wren first run
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Sweet William/Wren first run

Very, very nice, Fred.

Greg B.
by pockets
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.75in. scale two-footer parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Re: 3.75in. scale two-footer parts

You might want to look up Russ Page, out Mass.way. I know he was working on some truck parts and some other stuff.

Greg B.
by pockets
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 5/12 scale Questions: headlight refelector & piston valves
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: 5/12 scale Questions: headlight refelector & piston valv

Loco 112,
I don't know what they used, but for 3-3/4" scale and larger, a well polished, stainless bowel works nicely. By the time you cut out for the lamp, the flat bottom is all but gone.

Greg B.
by pockets
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Winter meets in FLA next week
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Winter meets in FLA next week

Looking forward to being at Buckingham on Wed. 25.5 hours of windshield time....!! Can't wait to see the gang.

Greg B.
by pockets
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bobber Caboose Build – Plywood vs. Aluminum
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

Re: Bobber Caboose Build – Plywood vs. Aluminum

You may want to look over here, too. These results are a little more achievable for the novice and George is a great teacher. When you are ready for post grad work Mr. Bodenman is the man to see.

http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?bo ... 1146234624

Greg B.
by pockets
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: saddle tank forming
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: saddle tank forming

Fred,
Plywood makes a poor hammer form. Perhaps it's enough for the brass. The brass needs to be annealed, repeatedly, during the forming process and the steel (consider loosing the galvanize) should be formed hot. This makes it so much easier to iron out those wrinkles.

Greg B.
by pockets
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mamod steam roller toy
Replies: 25
Views: 4624

Re: Mamod steam roller toy

I bought one, back in the 70s. I got it in London and hauled it back to Saudi Arabia, where I was working construction. A couple of my Korean crew had so much fun with it that I gave it to them.

Greg B.
by pockets
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Winchester 1300
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: Winchester 1300

Thanks for the response Pacrat. Sometimes my brain needs to be kick started.....

Greg B.
by pockets
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Converting a lawn tractor to a locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 2884

Re: Converting a lawn tractor to a locomotive

You may want to jump to 3.75 scale, depending on your engine selection. I have almost all the parts gathered for a 3.75" scale critter utilizing an old wheelhorse hydraulic drivetrain and a Kohler K-341, 16 horse engine. At 3.75" scale, you can ride in, not on. My wheels are RMI 9".

Greg B.
by pockets
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Winchester 1300
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Winchester 1300

I have, recently recieved Winchester 1300 Ranger. My local gun shop doesn't believe that a magazine extension for a 1300 Defender will fit on the Ranger, but they don't know for sure. Does anyone, here, KNOW for sure, or is there an extension specifically for the Ranger?

Thanks,
Greg B.