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by Ray Cadd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Simple lubrication question...
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Simple lubrication question...

Hey guys- thanks for the info! I had a hunch that was the answer. Bill- yes, is neoprene, at least said that on the package...;)
by Ray Cadd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Simple lubrication question...
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Simple lubrication question...

Q- does the pump ram on my Crab axle pump need lubrication of any sort? Would doing so be 'cheap insurance'? It's a simple one-ram pump with a neoprene ring on the stainless pump ram.. I have the pump out right now, so now's the time to do it..
by Ray Cadd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'soft' silver solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Re: 'soft' silver solder...

Thanks, guys, that's exactly what I needed to know!
by Ray Cadd
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'soft' silver solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

'soft' silver solder...

What are you guys using for "soft" silver-bearing solder? Not the hard, hi-temp stuff, but the stuff you'd use to solder water tanks, that sort of thing. The stuff I'm getting at the big box stores is garbage any more, won't flow, etc.
by Ray Cadd
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Allen Models website
Replies: 16
Views: 3390

Re: New Allen Models website

Mike- super nice! Exactly what the hobby needs- a well designed, highly intuitive website with 21st century functionality. Best to the new owner in carrying on the tradition that Gene started. Oh, feel free to add pics of my Chloe when you get that page up and running. :idea:
by Ray Cadd
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG train - the whole enchilada
Replies: 17
Views: 1911

Re: MEG train - the whole enchilada

Nice! Wish we could have made it.
by Ray Cadd
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Shop - Banning Locomotive Works LLC
Replies: 6
Views: 2267

Re: New Shop - Banning Locomotive Works LLC

Good to hear!
by Ray Cadd
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: German Locomotives in the USA
Replies: 25
Views: 3674

Re: German Locomotives in the USA

I know of two out here on the west coast. A friend has a 2"+ scale Koppel for 4.75", built by a Spanish firm, TJV. It's a simple 0-4-0T. He had a nearly matching 0-6-0 at one time, but I think it went back to the supplier, or..?

I own a @1.5" scale OS made Koppel 0-4-0t, also for 4.75" gauge track.
by Ray Cadd
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small Scale Meeting at LALS in July
Replies: 35
Views: 6709

Re: Small Scale Meeting at LALS in July

I will attempt to be there- have quite a bit of family business to take care of right now, regarding my mom's trust.
by Ray Cadd
Thu May 28, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive

What a great story...that's sort of the way I acquired my first locomotive. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Crab. It's a lot of fun, and very easy to handle. I 'narrow gauged' mine too- I'll try to post pics here, or you can go either to my FB page or Mike Massee's (Captain Harlock' to...
by Ray Cadd
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: G scale question
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: G scale question

Chris- my rule of thumb is, I use nothing tighter than 10'. Although most of my equipment has only 4 drivers, the bigger the radius, the more forgiving it will be. You can avoid having to use rc to run. And, it will be 'visitor friendly' for people with larger, mainline equipment.
by Ray Cadd
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbulator question
Replies: 37
Views: 4542

Re: Turbulator question

Chris- check your pm...left you some info.