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by LVRR2095
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 9886

Re: Kirkwall Central

Steve, looks great!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project
Replies: 13
Views: 5736

Re: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project

J.R,
Why not re-gauge to 16” gauge then run it on the same lines as MTC G-16s???

Keith
by LVRR2095
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2664

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

19copythree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:30 am
what a long strange trip it's been....
Hopefully that trip is not over just yet!
by LVRR2095
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Hi Glenn; I guess I am a purist and do things like keep the original electro-pneumatic relay for the 1919 Wurlitzer we are installing at our home. At least could I suggest that you preserve all of the original parts, including the boiler so that at some point in the future the locomotive could be re...
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Also..have you done ultrasonic testing to determine the boiler sheet thicknesses?
If the sheets are not wasted you do not need to replace the boiler. Age alone will not condemn a boiler.
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Just as info.....the normal term for these valves were “Tri-Cocks” because there are three of them.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2664

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

Thanks Robin and Don.....I’ll do my best.
Keith
by LVRR2095
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 10
Views: 2944

Re: gunsmithing tools

Steve,
It would help if we knew what sort of tools you have. Are they things like chambering reamers and rifling broaches or just pin punches and screw drivers. Checking a catalogue like Brownell’s will give you an idea of some current values of new tools.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

I wouldn’t worry greatly about an “exact” shade. Nobody that was alive in the 1800’s is around today to say whether or not you are right or wrong.
It is your equipment, paint it whatever looks good to you.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2664

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

I hope to attend the Blow Down Meet October 11th thru 13th.
All depends on what the doc says.....

Keith
by LVRR2095
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

Look at the post from Jack B. at this page: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... 0&start=24

Sire looks like the locomotive in question to me.
by LVRR2095
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

At least the locomotive in individual parts gives a peek into places where a complete locomotive would be hiding information. What gathers my attention is the box like affair on the front of the forward tube sheet. Is this some sort of throttle arrangement used in the smaller scales? Have never see...