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by ccvstmr
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe Wrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

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: 21
Views: 1240

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: 673

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: 673

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: 575

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: 934

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.
by ccvstmr
Sun May 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake shoe material
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: Brake shoe material

rk...have used metal-free brake 'n clutch lining material for years. McMaster only carries the strips down to 3/16" thick. Plenty of wear material there. Could use 1/4" thick material for more "wear time". There are other places where you can find 1/8" thick material (Ebay). Brake shoes are scored w...
by ccvstmr
Fri May 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 6451

Re: RANT THREAD?

Greg...understand your concern. However, the coupler anchor is not the only means to secure the rolling stock. Another coupler anchor is sometimes used at the tail end of the equipment to keep equipment jostling fore/aft. Sine the coupler pocket does not really hold the equipment to the transport ra...
by ccvstmr
Fri May 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 6451

Re: RANT THREAD?

Russ...
that goes right along with the clickety clack of the railroad track... cb
by ccvstmr
Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 6451

Re: RANT THREAD?

Least we forget...disco suques! Sorry...had to throw that in after the rap rant! While back, Chris Brew posted a photo of his transport rig. Thought I'd share pix that might be of interest to some. This goes hand-in-hand with the rant about loading equipment quickly...so one can pull away from the l...
by ccvstmr
Wed May 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 6451

Re: RANT THREAD?

When this thread was 1st posted...thought contributors were going to "air" issues they see (or have seen) in the hobby from the building or operating aspects. Didn't realize it would morph into comments regarding computers, retirement and other. The environment...environmental policies have touched ...
by ccvstmr
Mon May 07, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3 3/4" scale Garratt for sale - one of a kind!
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: 3 3/4" scale Garratt for sale - one of a kind!

Gotta say Mike....

That last photo really puzzled me until I realized the front engine was sitting on a "near" track in the 2 track trailer. Still...how does one go about pulling the front engine out from under the boiler? ...and what's supporting the loco during transit? Just curious. Carl B.