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by Oilcan
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dip Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 585

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: 2440

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: 1001

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: 951

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: 1246

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: 4726

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: 1179

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: 2713

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: 1472

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: 1280

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...
by Oilcan
Tue May 17, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finding a Lost Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Finding a Lost Locomotive

Does anyone recall what happened to a 15" gauge 4-6-4 steam locomotive that was on display at the "Union Street Station" in Orlando some 25 years ago? I understand a developer purchased the operation and moved it to Las Vegas around 1992. The new operation went bankrupt and the loco was divested...t...
by Oilcan
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sad news........Gene Allen has passed
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

Re: Sad news........Gene Allen has passed

I, too, am building one of the Gene Allen Mogul designs. My contacts with Gene were always most pleasant. He will certainly be missed.

Neil