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by ccvstmr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: LOUD diesel horns?
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: LOUD diesel horns?

Just purchased a 12 volt horn on Ebay...includes horn, mount and compressor. Something like $17. Before the purchase, inquired about the pitch. Not the volume...the horn was advertised at 150 dB. The response was 105 to 110Hz. Haven't seen anything lower advertised on-line. As BDD eluded to, 1st gen...
by ccvstmr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cal Tinkham
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Cal Tinkham

Greg...so sorry to hear the news of Cal's passing. Thank you for capturing Cal's "life and times" in your post. There was no doubt, Cal was a true gentlemen. Willing to take the time to share his knowledge and experience with anyone in need of information in many subject areas. His background spanne...
by ccvstmr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: Turnout detents?

If you go back in the Disc. Live Steam archives...believe it was Issues 29 & 30 that was a 2 part series on "assembling" turnouts. Nothing was really mentioned about the turnout design per se. The use of jigs, fixtures and gauges will go a long way towards repeatability in your turnout construction....
by ccvstmr
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cad drawing of a 1" scale tie?
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: cad drawing of a 1" scale tie?

Still haven't gotten an answer to your question? Typical real life tie dimensions: 7" D x 8" W x 8.5' L. Depending on the RR, tie dimensions might vary from what was considered the "standard tie dimension". Depth and width were pretty much dictated by what the mechanical tampers could handle. I will...
by ccvstmr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?
Replies: 41
Views: 3969

Re: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?

So...has the Milk of Magnesia discussion run its course and reached the end? Shall we now look at some of the home shop machining virtues of: Immodium AD and Pepto Bismol next? Just havin' some fun here!!! :roll: Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Steel Grab Irons
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

Re: Steel Grab Irons

Tim...you might check Railroad Supply Corp. Don't know if they still make these. Your other choice, would be Precision Steel Car. PSC has a larger variety of grab iron styles and lengths, but the material is "aircraft aluminum". Personally, I would opt for steel...but have to admit, when the alum gr...
by ccvstmr
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe Wrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Pipe Wrap?

Dianne...
Have seen some locomotives with cotton string or shoe lace wrapped steam lines. Looks somewhat realistic. Can paint either material if you want something other than cotton white...or something other than designer colors/patterns. :roll: Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rapid Steam Pressure Loss
Replies: 24
Views: 2109

Re: Rapid Syeam Pressure Loss

Interesting write up. Sorry to read loco operating performance is suffering...at least the little tea kettle steams well. Maybe, too well. You listed various types of correction action as follows... 1. Raise the exhaust nozzle up into the stack. 2. Put a variable damper in the smoke box. 3. Put vari...
by ccvstmr
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: A center bench riding car

Greg...can't tell what kind of coupler you're using: straight shank or sprung shank. If the later, can always choke up on the coupler pin location. maybe drill thru NEAR the end of the square tube and locate the coupler pin between your two vertical end braces. Another option...depending on the size...
by ccvstmr
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: A center bench riding car

...if you guys didn't have this kind of goal on the horizon...nothing would get accomplished!

Just make sure the paint is dry by the time you unload at TM! :lol: Safe Travels!

...and don't forget to have fun! Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lights @ steps?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Lights @ steps?

RK... ...was going to say...for safety reasons, behind the steps. Finding that 1st (or last) step in the dark can be a challenge. On covered wagon type locos (E's and F's), where the step ladder hung down below the bottom of the loco side panels...the lights were located up, behind the steps. On the...
by ccvstmr
Mon May 28, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Memorial Day Runs
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Memorial Day Runs

To all the live steaming veterans out there in Chaski-land...THANKS for your service!

Enjoy a day of railroading wherever you can find some track. GET STEAMED! :D Have a great day. Carl B.