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by Harlock
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Mesa Grande fire

I just wonder why 9" gauge never became a thing. this is the only one I've ever heard of. I mean, take 36 and divide by 4... 1/4" scale with the correct gauge. probably just too many more 7.5" tracks around. By the time Harry Pulaski had come along with the beginnings of the Mesa, 7.25" and 7.5" ga...
by Harlock
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Mesa Grande fire

I posted a copy of the photos on my website:
http://gallery.mikemassee.com/-/galleri ... -fire-2020
by Harlock
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Mesa Grande fire

We'll see on the Joshua trees. Based on what I saw at another fire nearby, they don't fare very well in fire. The sage brush will grow back eventually but we won't get the big Joshua trees back in our lifetime, they grow so slowly.
by Harlock
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Mesa Grande fire

I haven't been posting much here lately, have not had much time. The only place I posted it was there, last night after I got home from the property. Here is a link to the complete post, the link above was to one photo. https://www.facebook.com/groups/191280267957588/permalink/1086633675088905 Based...
by Harlock
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Duplex steel
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: Duplex steel

I thought duplex 2205 was much more expensive than traditional steel w/copper flues. What about the weight issue with it. I remember reading that boilers built with 2205 are built with thinner material due to its reduced heat transfer. but this would create a lower amount of weight on the drivers. ...
by Harlock
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Whiskey River Railway #1919 July 11 - 12 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Whiskey River Railway #1919 July 11 - 12 2020

Almost had a free RV wash going on there!
by Harlock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O S Closing Locomotive Division
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: O S Closing Locomotive Division

Their website hadn't been updated in years, was wondering what was going on with them. That's too bad. They made some beautiful kits.
by Harlock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live steam Mt Gretna Project
Replies: 12
Views: 5513

Re: Live steam Mt Gretna Project

Wow that is awesome. I actually bought a copy of that Live Steam issue hoping that there were more pictures inside. Only one or two poor pictures and no more information. You should build it!
by Harlock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Duplex steel
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: Duplex steel

Hi Hoppercar, I wrote that article. Since that time it's become wildly popular in Australia, with many engines completed to the AMBSC Part 4 specifications regarding the use of 2205 duplex steel. No problems have come up with the material or the design since then, it's been a total success. No one's...
by Harlock
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Pre-cut cylinder gaskets now available for Allen cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Re: Pre-cut cylinder gaskets now available for Allen cylinders

I should also mention that if you have a 2" bore on your existing American you should purchase the M gaskets not the A gaskets.
by Harlock
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Pre-cut cylinder gaskets now available for Allen cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Pre-cut cylinder gaskets now available for Allen cylinders

Hi all, We now have pre-cut cylinder and steam chest gaskets for the Mogul-based engines available through the Allen Models site. These are an Aramid fiber/Buna-N rubber blend gasket material made in Austria that is steam rated and will withstand temperatures up to 750 degrees. These are sold in set...
by Harlock
Sun May 31, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 55
Views: 23050

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Harlock, I am thinking the final size would be somewhere between 2.25-3" diameter on such a gauge. It couldn't get much smaller than a 2.25" case or you couldn't fit the bourdon tube in the back side. You are free to go up on the diameter as much as you want so I guess the question would be what is...