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by Oilcan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Modeltec Magazines For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Modeltec Magazines For Sale

ALL MAGAZINES ARE SOLD
by Oilcan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Modeltec Magazines For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Modeltec Magazines For Sale ****SOLD****

After buying three different batches of Modeltec magazines in the quest to complete my collection, I've finally succeeded. The following issues are the extras that need to find another home. I'm selling them for $1 each. All are complete, most are like new. Multiple issues are in parenthesis. 1984 M...
by Oilcan
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dip Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Dip Painting

JP: If you're doing dip coat or flow-coating at work, you're probably aware of the control parameters for a decent job. When I was a service tech for powder applications, we also had a liquid dip line, and later, an e-coat line. As Shild mentions, quite a bit of paint is needed to cover the parts pl...
by Oilcan
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: Car stability paper

Bill Donovan (Real Trains) wrote a nice article on the stability of 7-1/2" riding cars that was published in the Nov-Dec 2012 issue of Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading. If you have the issue, check it out. Otherwise, it's still available as a back issue.
by Oilcan
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tom Bee Couplers
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Tom Bee Couplers

I'll second Tristan's vote. My Tom Bee couplers have served me well.
by Oilcan
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul axle boxes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Allen Mogul axle boxes?

I agree with Bill. Two small holes will save a lot of tears later.

Neil
by Oilcan
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for small pieces of SAE660 bearing bronze
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Source for small pieces of SAE660 bearing bronze

Benjamin:
You might try Bernie McCallum of Hobby Metal Kits (http://www.hobbymetalkits.com). If he doesn't have any, I think he could lead you in the right direction. Standard disclaimer here - I am not connected with Bernie's business; just know him to be very helpful to the model builders.

Neil
by Oilcan
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2017 Florida Winter Meets have Started
Replies: 30
Views: 5255

Re: 2017 Florida Winter Meet Dates

FLtenwheeler, would you check your PMs to see if you received my latest note?
Thanks!
Neil
by Oilcan
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Books/magazine series on steel boiler construction
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Books/magazine series on steel boiler construction

Marty Knox of Ridge Boilers has written over a dozen articles for LSOR on steel boilers, function, and care. His work is listed in the article index at livesteam.net. Also, Bob Maynard had written boiler items for Modeltec, and John Haining has written boiler material for Model Engineer in the UK. J...
by Oilcan
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam magazine and others....
Replies: 17
Views: 2911

Re: Live Steam magazine and others....

What an interesting thread...It does raise a few questions in my mind. First, the MANY rules: No swearing No -------------------- No flaming Considerations: Use a modern format Take IN FOCUS photos If those are "hoops," then yeah, I guess there some to jump through. Longevity? Let's see... Threw out...
by Oilcan
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler jacket material
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Boiler jacket matrial

Yep. Powder coating will work just fine providing a few things are addressed. 1. The powder coating really needs to have a UV additive in its make-up for longevity in sunlight. 2. The steel needs a pretreatment like iron phosphate (good) or zinc phosphate (better) bath. 3. Proper curing needs to hap...
by Oilcan
Wed May 18, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finding a Lost Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Finding a Lost Locomotive

Rob: Thanks for the information. I may have been misinformed about the gauge. I'll have to dig up the old archive issues to see if I can find further references to the locomotive. Jerry: I'll send off an email inquiry to Ellen to see what she may recall. Glenn: There are a few "old-timers" in Nevada...