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by wewilliams
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 49
Views: 25712

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Lots of cylinders are made from gun metal bronze, still, my friend that ran commercial boilers likes to remind me that steam will erode bronze over time.
by wewilliams
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

$19,950 in 2010 is $23,544 today ...Not counting increase in labor costs... 'Looks like a reasonable offering, especially for those with $$ and little time /machining capabilities. 'Hope they sell well. Lots of effort on your part. RussN Agreed - I should of been a bit more verbose - that is less t...
by wewilliams
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do wheels have to be cast iron?
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Do wheels have to be cast iron?

I was thinking about that too if push came to shove - glad to see I am not so crazy.
by wewilliams
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

$19,950 in 2010 is $23,544 today
by wewilliams
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 15
Views: 6655

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Got mine!
by wewilliams
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Little Machining Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: A Little Machining Problem

Transfer screw or punch?
by wewilliams
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 15
Views: 6655

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Happy Happy
by wewilliams
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Dan -- ***WOW***
by wewilliams
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 9130

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

I have a good friend that makes tractor parts - I've seen him get messed over by foundries several times. Now, he now buys parts from Taiwan & China.
by wewilliams
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New book: The Backyard Railroader
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: New book: The Backyard Railroader

If you don't want to spend $50 for the book - there is a google play e-book version for $15.
by wewilliams
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard
Replies: 33
Views: 9728

Re: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard

Post a sign "Rock for Sale - $100" will be gone by morning....
by wewilliams
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS
Replies: 8
Views: 4468

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS

Right - I recall your warning with ball bearings in a demo video.