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by SZuiderveen
Mon May 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

Just measured it. Six foot, sorry.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon May 21, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Scotty

Yes, block air temporarily to front to get rear to light. Saves maybe 15 minutes on fire up. Once everything is good and hot in operation this is not so much a problem, as the draft moves the coal from back to front.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Youngstown Boxcar Door
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Youngstown Boxcar Door

Here is a Precision door on my Ann Arbor boxcar.
A7C98617-0DA5-4837-8533-DEAEE737AA66.jpeg
Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon May 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

I have regularly operated the Wendy at Chesapeake and Allegheny in Baltimore. When firing up from cold the fire tends to stay at the front and is hard to get established in the rear, basically because the quickest path of air to the smokebox is the front part of the grate. I’ve tried a orange slice ...
by SZuiderveen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allan Models
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Allan Models

In my experience, not exactly a bargain. Especially now that some of the aluminum parts can be gotten in iron or laser cut from Steve A.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection

The “Buy America” term is not a patriotic wish or a quality control issue. It is for a project with federal government subsidy, likely a Metra project, or the 110 mph project Chicago to St Louis.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin green paint scheme
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

David Fletcher’s OEM rendering of “Lyn”:

http://www.pacificng.com/ref/locobuilde ... 92-223.png

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington pump?
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Worthington pump?

Here is a photo of the fabricated pump from my William Harris Shay:
IMG_1614.JPG
The drawings are available at: Ken.Hemmelgarn@sbcglobal.net

It is real joy to watch operate.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Oregon: 5-acre property for sale, 1/4-mile 3-foot gauge RR
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Oregon: 5-acre property for sale, 1/4-mile 3-foot gauge RR

Wow. In 1987 I owned the two Kirkfield locos. Where are they now?

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: flatcar brake rigging
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: flatcar brake rigging

The 1918 Master Car Builders sheet that goes well with the sheet in the Railway Hardware Co plans. Also a photo of how I installed MCB style brakes on an arch bar truck.
Pages from mastca0001drasta.pdf
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truck2.jpg
Regards,

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: flatcar brake rigging
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: flatcar brake rigging

Look here for the Railway Hardware Company flatcar instructions:

http://ibls.org/files/2015/Railway_Hard ... oodcar.pdf

Steve