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by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O S Closing Locomotive Division
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: O S Closing Locomotive Division

If I remember correctly, OS turned to models after their original product, Mechanical Calculators (Adding Machines) , became obsolete.
by Kimball McGinley
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?

Just a comment; years ago, a machinist at work mentioned that 6-32 screws and taps are the weakest. You have the threads of an 8 or 10 wrapped around a narrow center section. Of course, by that time, I had them all over my loco...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 6603

OCME Club Suspends Public events

My club has reported that the city of Costa Mesa, CA has asked us to suspend all public events going forward; you know why. We are apparently one of the many regularly scheduled such events that will be affected.
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Brake System Design
Replies: 10
Views: 2499

Re: Brake System Design

The brake pad area does not figure into this problem. A 1/2 x 1/2 bar or a 2 x 2 bar would brake the same with the same force applied. The area is important for wear and therefore brake life, however. Same as pad thickness.
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3D Printer Thread on Trainorders
Replies: 0
Views: 2160

3D Printer Thread on Trainorders

There is a very good thread about 3D printers over on Trainorders...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

- SOLD -
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 38
Views: 13524

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

Hey now - this is family site - no talk of "Bride Reamers" allowed!
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

TTom. I will address this after Christmas. Hope that is OK. Kimball
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

I do not, perhaps there was something in the Cole's Power Models catalog at the time. Does anybody still have one that could let us know?

These may still be sold by British suppliers.

By the way, it is a "J C" injector. JL was a typo...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 310
Views: 107295

Re: Woodinville Shops

I had to stop watching when the wheels just spun wildly, over and over again. Once you move from static friction to sliding friction, spinning the wheels faster does not help. If the throttle cannot be modulated, maybe the cylinder cocks can help? What was the name of the British loco that damaged i...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

Re: Limited room for steam.

I believe boilers don't need "room for steam" since steam is released from the hot water to maintain pressure. What is needed is enough height between the bubbles on top of the water and the throttle opening so that only steam goes to the cylinders. Full-size locos measure this distance in feet, us ...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 432
Views: 135302

Re: Disney American

For once, just once, I have actually done something as well as Jack! A few years ago, when I pruned a Camphor tree, I found that its branches produced terrific looking model logs for such display purposes. They looked very real, just like Jacks!