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by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flaring copper tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Flaring copper tubing

Hmm, seems to me that a perfect length, short double-ended flared tube might be impossible to install anyway? -------> >-------< <----------- At least with a pre-installed joiner sleeve, it can be removed with a torch and reused. On my little Porter, Don Young showed custom blind end fittings with s...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?
Replies: 38
Views: 2998

Re: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?

I just reviewed my saved copy of the LSOR "Author's Guide", it does clarify that they only own the article in the form in which it was published. This means the layout, typeform, any drawings they made, edits they made, etc. After publication, the author still owns his article "as originally written...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale steam dome. Turret
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: 1" scale steam dome. Turret

Does Little Engines no longer offer these for sale?
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Journal Box Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Re: Journal Box Cover

Any market for those? Maybe over on RYPN?
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with water pump - no pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

Re: Help with water pump - no pressure

Many crosshead pumps like this featured some sort of accumulator to balance the flow. This was the large round or cylindrical object on the pump. It provided an air cushion that stored some pressure during the discharge cycle. That might help too?
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O S Closing Locomotive Division
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

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: 5539

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: 10473

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: 16
Views: 5708

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: 2835

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: 5232

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: 17905

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

Hey now - this is family site - no talk of "Bride Reamers" allowed!