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by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Looks good already!
by Benjamin Maggi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Not my scale, but right up my alley. Nice!
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu May 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 26
Views: 3784

Re: Paint help

Thank you all!
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu May 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FAMC marker lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: FAMC marker lamps

I bought a set from him last year, and he was easy to talk to on the phone and quick to mail them. I haven't installed them yet.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed May 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 26
Views: 3784

Re: Paint help

I followed this thread intently as I will be painting the frame and chassis of my steam locomotive (Sweet William) in the next week or so. I plan to use Krylon satin black for most parts, but engine block high-temp paint (Dupli-Color engine enamel with ceramic) for the rest. I have a stupid question...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build
Replies: 252
Views: 117518

Re: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build

I am still working on the valve gear. We ran into a snag in that it seems one of the dimensions on the plans is not correct... the connecting rods appear to be 1" too long. And, it took us a bit to come to that conclusion. If you don't mind me asking, could you tell me the distance between centers o...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Covid Creations
Replies: 49
Views: 5447

Re: Covid Creations

Chris,
Those both sound like really neat projects.
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu May 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Heavy Tabletop CNC Milling Mc 16" x 9" x 8"
Replies: 11
Views: 1050

Re: Heavy Tabletop CNC Milling Mc 16" x 9" x 8"

Not terribly related, except that you mentioned "Dart" in the first post. You and I conversed via Chaski many years ago as I was thinking of building one. I still might, once my current engine is done.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

Thanks guys. I think 1/4" thick poly. will be fine. I found some on Ebay inexpensively.
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Clear material for steam chest cover timing

I am getting ready to time my Sweet William engine. I have read on these forums (though for the life of me can't find the threads) where people used clear steam chest covers to aid is setting the valve gear. I was going to purchase some 3/8" polycarbonate to make covers but wanted to see if others h...