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by gwrdriver
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American Boiler
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: Little Engines American Boiler

Thanks . . . I like that logo on your shirt.
by gwrdriver
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American Boiler
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: Little Engines American Boiler

Interesting project, what grate area did you end up with?
by gwrdriver
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: Please plan ahead

Well, they typically contract with the seller to conduct the sale, for a percentage of the take, (the way it used to be) and then impose the "Buyer's Premium" on the buyers . . . a double dip.
by gwrdriver
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: Please plan ahead

Auctions now commonly impose a "Buyer's Premium" of 10%-15% (to the buyer) on the gavel price, thus taking a commission on both the buyer AND the seller. It might be 20% by now.
by gwrdriver
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 1705

Re: Please plan ahead

A few years ago I helped the family (all daughters) dispose of my long-time friend and mentor's extensive workshop. What an ordeal that was, but the girls received far more than they ever dreamed it would be worth, considering they almost accepted an offer of $500 to essentially "Clear all that junk...
by gwrdriver
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Jesse Livingston

Thanks for passing that along.
R.I.P. Jesse
by gwrdriver
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 4753

Re: Steam in Nashville

March 10th . . . #576 pausing during its main rods-off tow across town to its final location for rebuilding. It spent most of the previous day on public display at Union Station Nashville. The information feed has gone relatively quiet for the moment as preparations for the major rebuild get going i...
by gwrdriver
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Sold - Myford Lever-Operated Collet Chuck and Collets
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Sold - Myford Lever-Operated Collet Chuck and Collets

A boxed set Myford #20/065 lever-operated collet chuck with 19 collets in the following diameters: (Hardinge) - 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 9/32", 5/16", 11/32"(2), 3/8", 13/32", 7/16", 15/32", 1/2", 9/16", 19/32", 5/8". (No Name) - 1/16", 7/32", 1/4". This attachment is for Myford "7" series ...
by gwrdriver
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5" Rolling Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: 3.5" Rolling Stock

Really like this.
by gwrdriver
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Steam oil

The assertion that to emulsify with steam a steam oil must have tallow is incorrect. See Tristan's post above. And my experience with 460 (or thereabouts) oil is, like Bill, it's works just fine in both types of lubricators.
by gwrdriver
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?

For a 2-3 day stay you have a formidable list to visit. The Science Museum in Kensington has been shifting toward the "interpretive" model for some time . . . there's not nearly as much musty old stuff in glass cases as there once was, but enough to make a visit worthwhile.
by gwrdriver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 34
Views: 4193

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

John,
I've had the same difficulty with steel . . . perfect conditions, spotty results.