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by Kimball McGinley
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 19
Views: 895

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Can anybody elaborate on why this guy would buy the line and then scuttle it? Sounds like what happened to "Iron Pony" -> "Riding Railkits" too.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 71
Views: 10300

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

Brilliant idea to make the tabs go only one way; no way to fit it backwards! I teach this concept to the new engineers at work. It springs from a Japanese concept they call " Poke-Yoke". This meant "idiot proof" until they toned it down to mean "fool-proof"!
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

The Brits drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators!
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

The reason heated vinegar worked so much better can be attributed to van’t Hoff’s rule, which states that the rate of any chemical reaction generally doubles for every 10°C rise in temperature. Same reason Jack B. recently suggested keeping your pickling solution in an old crock hot.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)

Any takers at $70????
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: What Engine Is This

Maybe if they were dropped down onto the pilot, the length increase was a problem?
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

Good tip Ken!
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

Seems like a bit of a bother; studs or running in a couple shorter screws would do as well or be better, it seems?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)
Replies: 1
Views: 860

JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)

I have determined that I will not need this brand-new unused JC 22 Oz. Injector. I bought it new from Coles Power Models many moons ago. It has never been connected, tested, or even seen water, so I cannot guarantee anything. 5/32" steam in, 3/16" water in, 3/16" to boiler, 7/32- 40 overflow $90 del...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: "A prototype for everything" Funny.
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: "A prototype for everything" Funny.

Maybe an Oil Burner? How do you adjust the Wick?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more

Sorry: I was familiar with the terms 3/4", 1", 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" (with = 12" unsaid) =, but had not heard of 1-3/4".
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more

I am not in need, but exactly what scale is "1 3/4" ? Your possible customer may be puzzled too?