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by Howard Gorin
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida meets in January or February
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Florida meets in January or February

Florida meets, are any scheduled or planned?
by Howard Gorin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains products
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Real Trains products

I purchased the 1.5" scale parts inventory. The former owner did not replenish much inventory, I received what he did not sell.
As time and energy allows I am trying to put my shop back together and restock some RealTrains parts.
Regards, HG
by Howard Gorin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains products
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Real Trains products

Roll models received the large scale products.
Also the rail business
Regards, HG
by Howard Gorin
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains products
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Real Trains products

I am trying as time and energy allows to restore at least some of the Real Trains product line. I did not purchase the business. I purchased the remaining inventory. The former owner did not replenish inventory in some time, i.e. years. I was forced to move my existing business and shop, purchase a ...
by Howard Gorin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polling Pocket
Replies: 14
Views: 5392

Re: Polling Pocket

Thanks Bill, I make poleing pockets.
by Howard Gorin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Looking for a reflector for Mosley Pyle National Headlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: WTB: Looking for a reflector for Mosley Pyle National Headlight

I have a few reflectors in stock. I am having more made. A possible vendor quoted me only $14,000.00 to modify my tooling to fit their machine. They quoted me only $75.00 per reflector if I purchased 100 parts. Needless to say I have found a more cooperative vendor I am also working on a Mars Light....
by Howard Gorin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining a bell for better tone
Replies: 24
Views: 5857

Re: Machining a bell for better tone

Bell bronze is 80% Copper, 20% Tin, nothing else. Some people think that adding Silver makes for a sweeter tone, nonsense! Absolutely no Lead. Many bronze alloys contain some lead. If your bell contains any lead, forget melting it down and recasting it as another bell. Bell Bronze is expensive, brit...
by Howard Gorin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 167259

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

000-120 hardware is sold by J I Morris, now a part of Swissturn. Swissturn stocks hardware to 0000-160.
by Howard Gorin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 167259

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jeff, you do make some very fine parts. From the master pattern can you change the reduction ratios and cutter diameter and produce the same part in other scales?
by Howard Gorin
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 167259

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

What is your source for small brass rivets.
I have used brass escutchion pins that I anneal before driving them.
by Howard Gorin
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?
Replies: 20
Views: 5096

Re: Leaf spring, blue temper stock sources?

Spring steel at least in scale thickness is too stiff to work well.
A stack of steel leafs acts more like a bar then a spring.
Phosphor bronze is a much better material for scale leaf springs