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by Kimball McGinley
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 1254

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

The 90 elbow idea in the water space will ruin the gauge. The idea behind the siphon is that it fills up with condensation and still transfers the boiler pressure to the gauge, but not the heat. It probably also helps that it places the gauge some distance away from the shell too, both in tube lengt...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

Just a thought: An SP "Daylight" pacific ran at Traveltown in LA for a number of years around the '70's. It was billed as Gene Autry's "Melody Ranch Special" IIRC?
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

The Marie Estelle and E have springs as optional; one axle is solid-mounted and one just has a center pivot. This makes a classic 3-point suspension. I built mine as- designed, the solid rear axle goes right through the ashpan. The front pivoting axle does carry the eccentrics. I considered switchin...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 2724

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

I have heard it said that reaming Oilite bushing closes off the pores that make them work so well???

Recommended was pushing through a ball the correct size...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Thanks everyone! I just want an answer to my wife's "SeaRay" hitch cover... A bit spendy, maybe I can carve one from wood?
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Does anybody know where I can get a knuckle coupler to fit in my 2" receiver on my SUV? Just a decorative item, plastic would be fine. Prefer larger size, like 2-1/2" scale. Thanks.
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 7438

Re: Trailer Features

Storage kills most trailer tires, All rubber tires are compounded with a UV blocker compound. When the tire is rolling, it oozes to the surface, protecting the tire. The tires on your daily driver stay well-protected; they are likely to just wear out the tread. After sitting still for a month or so,...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unusual boiler design
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Unusual boiler design

Why do the plates extend out like that? Reminds me of fins on a radiator; can you trim them back closer to the barrel diameter?
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet Orange County CA
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Fall Meet Orange County CA

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by Kimball McGinley
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

I tell the new engineers here at work "After you finish a new design that you think you have correct, try it out. Then listen to what the parts have to say; their opinion is much more valuable than yours!" Your Shay (and Steve) are telling you all that you need to know. Tough to hear about the crud ...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet Orange County CA
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Fall Meet Orange County CA

This weekend is the Fall Meet at the OCME club in Costa Mesa, CA. This is in Southern California. We are a 7-1/2 gauge RR in a city park with several miles of track.

Steam, gas, electric, human power all welcome. Sorry, we no nuclear powered loco's.

See www.ocmetrains.org for more details.
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A private one goes to the zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: A private one goes to the zoo

Did anybody notice the side rods? Looks like about 20-30 degrees out? The one seen part way into the video is not level?