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by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Fred V - PM sent, thanks.
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Bill: You have given me an idea to make a suitable fitting from 1/2" hex stock with a soldered transition to a copper tube, so I believe I now have a solution.

Thanks for all your valuable other posts too!
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Thanks Bill! Is there any way I could get a copy of some B V B drawings?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

I am finally getting around to installing the steam lines on my "Marie Estelle" 7-1/2" gauge 2-1/2" scale Don Young 0-4-0 Porter. These go from the front tubesheet drypipe down to each cylinder. There does not seem to be room to put a 1/8 pipe to flare fitting alongside the saddle and the exhaust tu...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed May 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source

I just discovered that what we might call a "Mini Hitch-Pin Clip" is know in the world of Remote Control (RC) cars as a "RC Body Clip." A quick Google search found many vendors selling 50 pins for about $5 or 100 for about $10. They seem to range from 3/4" to about 1-1/2" long, with wire sizes from ...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue May 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

I am quite sure the Northern is Chet Peterson of Railroad Supply fame..
by Kimball McGinley
Fri May 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 2813

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

So, does that mean Propane will run along the floor, and Natural Gas will head for the ceiling?
by Kimball McGinley
Fri May 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quieting noisy gears
Replies: 18
Views: 1596

Re: Quieting noisy gears

It could be that it actually runs too freely; in that case the gears sort of dance back and forth in their clearance space. Heavier lube, as others have suggested, might dampen it out.

Maybe try adding a bit of drag so the gears are always driving?
by Kimball McGinley
Thu May 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2904

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

I have to believe Delrin is too stiff to "give" enough to prevent binding on curves and bumps. It might eventually cold-flow and egg-out to the shape needed faster than bronze, however. This same topic hit Trainorders today; the words of wisdom from the Strasburg RR were; "...too loose is better tha...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu May 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 214
Views: 44200

Re: Woodinville Shops

Can anybody say "Trussrods" ????
by Kimball McGinley
Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 497
Views: 75854

Re: 12" working railroad

I would go for the sealant. Capillary action will keep the joint full of water long after any water inside drains out through the gap. Space a couple of pieces of sheet metal with thin washers, clamp it up, and try it...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out

Boeing had a milling machine with a travel of around 100 feet or so; I saw it about 30 years ago. Yes, the machinist rode the carriage. They milled down the interior of the aluminum wing skins to reduce the thickness for weight savings. They were left full thickness where they mated to the ribs and ...