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by Fender
Tue May 22, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2882

Re: RANT THREAD?

My father told me a story about when he was visiting with his girlfriend when he was in high school. Her father was working on his model A inside his garage, and they were sitting outside on the porch. Now, the garage was sheathed on the outside with just a single layer of asbestos siding, which was...
by Fender
Mon May 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale

My first suggestion would be to practice on scrap material with your planned materials and rivet spacing. I used an air gun and a homemade bucking tool on the inside of the tank, which tool resembled a jumbo nail set. (You need at least three hands to do it with a hammer, a manual rivet set and a bu...
by Fender
Tue May 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Thanks, the link works now.
by Fender
Tue May 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Huh?
by Fender
Wed May 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Removing winter debris

Here’s how we do it on the EPRR in Tennessee:
by Fender
Sat May 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 21
Views: 4061

Re:

Installation of drifting valves on modern piston valve locomotives was not a universal application. Some locomotives, including the NKP Berkshires, were never equipped with them. NKP’s operating practice dictated open throttle running.... I believe this was typical of “water level” lines, to always...
by Fender
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever seen an injector cut in half?
Replies: 24
Views: 1806

Re: Ever seen an injector cut in half?

Don't worry, no good injectors were harmed in the making of this cross section! This Small Scale injector body (#045) had a tumble and was deemed unusable. I brought this "half sized" injector with me to Riverside and people seemed to really enjoy looking at it, so here it is for you to enjoy as we...
by Fender
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Corrugated Metal Source
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Corrugated Metal Source

Thanks, Adam! Their catalog doesn’t say about what the spacing is for the corrugations, just the material, thickness and width. Do you have any insight on the spacing?
by Fender
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Corrugated Metal Source
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Corrugated Metal Source

Can anyone suggest a source for corrugated metal with the corrugations about 3/8” inch apart? This will be used on structures for our club railroad. Thanks.
by Fender
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: THE GG1 STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

It may be possible to polish the patterns in a tumbler to smooth out the ridges. Shapeways offers this service for their “strong flexible” plastic, if the part is below a certain size.
by Fender
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 482 night run
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: 482 night run

Wow, I see why the passengers are riding four cars back from the locomotive!
by Fender
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 18
Views: 2140

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

Anthony,
Just put my order in also! Congratulations on your new full-time endeavor.
Now, my loco will have an “EE” injector and an “EM” (Ohlenkamp) injector!