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by LVRR2095
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Marty....in your pictures is that a Bassett-Lowke George the Fifth?
Cool engine!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Thu May 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2628

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

I once had a chat with Carl Purinton about rod clearances. He told me that on full sized steam locomotives, they ran best when completely worn out....but not quite.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Sat May 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

If you do nothing....it will acquire a patina by itself in no time.
by LVRR2095
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17490

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

. The prototype most likely had steel handrails painted black . I have thought about using stainless and leaving them bright. What are your thoughts on this? Your opinions are most welcome. Jack First and foremost....it is YOUR locomotive so you should do whatever you think looks best. I have alway...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17490

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Bill. Look at my previous post, read once then repeat. Keith, if you punch up Richard Leonard's NYC web site, look at the 5243 and then the 5300. The Michigan Central engines actually had two styles of the flat baker frame. One we will call slab side and the other had an opening similar to the bake...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17490

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Steve....I see two different style long frame gears. But I have never seen a Hudson with a short frame baker gear.
Do you have a picture of one?
by LVRR2095
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17490

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Short frame Baker gear
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by LVRR2095
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17490

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

I’ve only seen short frame Baker on switchers.
by LVRR2095
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 5132

Re: From the ground up

Check with the supplier of the 7 - 1/4” plans as they may have already made up plans for 7 - 1/2” gauge versions. With British locomotives it should not be difficult to widen the gauge as their construction usually has the cylinders attached to plate frames. This is unlike American locomotives where...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vincent Astor's railroad
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Vincent Astor's railroad

Keith, Thanks for your response. Seems like you and I are the only ones with interest here! Do you have any evidence of the connections? Letters, pictures anything??? I would love to add more to this story. There is some question if the track was ever widened to 7.25" What do you think? Paul Paul; ...
by LVRR2095
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 5132

Re: From the ground up

You mentioned European locomotives and the fact that you like them. Have you considered building a European locomotive first to give you some experience building live steam locomotives? And no...it is NOT weird running a european locomotive here in the US. It is not unheard of. Nobody complains when...
by LVRR2095
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vincent Astor's railroad
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Vincent Astor's railroad

As I mentioned in the other thread.....Vincent Astor’s railroad at Ferncliff was 3/4” scale 3 - 1/2” gauge. The line was built by Calvert Holt of Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Holt built several locomotives and acquired others for Mr. Astor and maintained the equipment for him until Mr. Holt’s untimel...