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by LivingLegend
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: LALS Film 1967

These older movies are timeless. To see LALS before track expansions, all the trees and shrubbery went in. It's just a wild guess, but suspect the UP Northern was from Chet Peterson at RR supply and the GS4 Daylight was Dick Priest's (Little Engines?). Haven't heard from IBLS in a long time... Have...
by LivingLegend
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

Depending on the degree of bending, one might need to anneal the tube, fill with solution, freeze, bend, rinse, repeat....😀 Nope. Regardless of what they use as a filler in the tubing of the instrument.... Cerrobend, pitch, or ice, they do the bend in one move.... Even complex compound curves. LL
by LivingLegend
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

....They also freeze the ice to around -60 or -70 degree range..... I don't have dry ice in stock either and don't know how else you could get -60 or -70!! Table salt is more finely grained than most sand.... Try sealing one end of the tube then fill it FULL of table salt instead of sand. Pack the ...
by LivingLegend
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

Keeps the ice from cracking. They also freeze the ice to around -60 or -70 degree range. Cerrobend is also used for their bends. Some makers use pitch.
by LivingLegend
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

A trick that makers of brass musical instruments (trombones, trumpets, etc.) use to bend tubing is to make a solution of water and soap... Like Ivory or Dawn dish washing soap for example. They pour the soapy water into the tubing, freeze the tube, and then bend the tube around a form to the radius/...
by LivingLegend
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scaling Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Scaling Drivers

3.5" is the common thickness for driver tires.

FYI... Union Pacific FEF2 & 3 class 4-8-4 locos had 80" drivers with 73" centers. Chesapeake & Ohio L2 and L2a class 4-6-4 locos had 79" drivers with 72" centers.

LL
by LivingLegend
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scaling Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Scaling Drivers

2.5" is a bit on the thin side... Figure the tires at 3.5" thickness. Example: A Big Boy has a driver diameter of 68" with the center 61" making it's tire thickness 3.5". Yes, you can scale up the drawing if needed.... But all you would have to do, tho, is lengthen the spoke itself. Use the cross se...
by LivingLegend
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Emery Ohlenkamp SB 9" lathe
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Emery Ohlenkamp SB 9" lathe

As I recall, Emory had two SB lathes that he used.... And I think they were mounted on heavy plates.

Rich Carlstendt would be the one who could verify for sure.

LL
by LivingLegend
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab: Wood or metal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: Cab: Wood or metal?

Harlock wrote:....In the past we've made them with oak, but we've come tor realize that the grain is too large for smaller scale projects. Mahogany creates a good scale grain match for oak.
Beech is also good. Has a fine tight grain.

LL
by LivingLegend
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"
Replies: 19
Views: 5024

Re: Progress on my Little Engines "C.P. Huntington"

A little bit of LE C.P. Huntington trivia..... Has anyone ever watched the musical, "The King and I"? I'm talking the classic 1950s version starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr..... all the others are crap. In the King's study, den, or whatever you want to call it, you will see the original LE C.P....
by LivingLegend
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION
Replies: 23
Views: 3438

Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Moody Braun designed and developed the compressor mentioned above by Steven during the transition period of Little Engines ownership to him from Irene. The pump was listed (drawings/materials.... It was bar stock construction and no castings) in the LE catalog during the early 1980s well before the ...
by LivingLegend
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil fire box door for 1 1/2" loco
Replies: 26
Views: 4632

Re: oil fire box door for 1 1/2" loco

David Moore has 1.5" scale Franklin butterfly style (16"x20" prototype) firedoor. The castings are scale and are lost wax.

LL