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by JKreider
Sat May 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes

Thank you optigman. With your being a professional patternmaker for many years and operating your own pattern shop, you should know and your approval means a lot. You are the “go to” guy for pattern and foundry questions!

Jim
by JKreider
Fri May 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes

Attached are the drawings for the two axle boxes.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Mon May 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes

These are the front (top) and rear (bottom) trailing truck axle boxes for the 1.5 ' scale IMG_0981-1.jpg Berkshire. They are modeled right off the prototype drawings and have lands inside to support a plain bearing. I’ve sold many of these for other engines. They are sand cast in bronze. They finish...
by JKreider
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 4233

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Optigman is right on in regard to carrying an inventory, availability of good foundries, and making any “good’ money in the live steam business. There is a lot of “labor of love’ in what may suppliers do, as I think that some suppliers get a lot of satisfaction seeing others do something really nice...
by JKreider
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 52701

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Chris: As always it is a pleasure to be looking at and following your beautiful work.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Baker valve gear
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Help Baker valve gear

Baker valve gear was designed in three different sizes, at least for inside admission valves: Standard; The common gear frames have reinforcing ribs visible on the outside of the hanger frames. The triangular gear frame was generally used on two-wheel pilot truck locomotives while the long frame was...
by JKreider
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - New Mosley Pyle-National Headlight
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

For Sale - New Mosley Pyle-National Headlight

New Mosley Pyle-National headlight, painted with original nameplate - $650.00
I can also provide my Berkshire headlight shelf to go with it, bronze lost wax casting - $35.00
PM me if interested.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 3738

Re: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine

And it is possible that the locomotive wasn't even fired up. I was there one day when Irene was pulling locomotives out and people were posing on them just for a catalog shoot.
by JKreider
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: drawings
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: drawings

I have an assembly or elevation drawing if that will help. It has a lot of dimensions on it.
by JKreider
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Anyone Want To build an 1-1/2" scale NKP Berkshire?
Replies: 2
Views: 2734

Re: Anyone Want To build an 1-1/2" scale NKP Berkshire?

I'll be glad to provide whatever parts you need. Many of the Berkshire parts have found their way on to other locomotive models.
Please PM me with your needs and further info if you like.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Thu May 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 4519

Re: Ridge Locomotive Works is now Ridge Boiler

300 boilers! You have made a very significant contribution to the hobby Marty.

Jim Kreider