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by Andy R
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

PM's sent to ChipsAhoy (Scotty) and FLtenwheeler (Tim).
Thanks for your replies !
Andy
by Andy R
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Of course new castings can be obtained from Allen Models.
My friend is looking for aged castings.
by Andy R
Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

A friend of mine who does not have internet access is looking for a pair of "Allen 10-Wheeler" cylinder castings.
If you have or know of anybody who has a pair ageing under the workbench that won't be used and you want to sell please reply.
Thanks.
Andy
by Andy R
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks

Yesterday I received a set of castings from Peter for the Bettendorf T-Type bolster trucks, which will eventually be under a PFE R30-13 refrigerator car. The components are as-cast, with some lumps and bumps which will have to be removed. As Peter had indicated, that is nothing a flap disc and a fil...
by Andy R
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: railroad row...

I can't verify the garden, but the coal story: During the depression, my late father and his brothers would climb the hoppers on standing Big Four trains and knock off coal; that is until the railroad dicks (police) chased them away. When the railroad dicks left and the train pulled away they collec...
by Andy R
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 3681

Re: types of coal

"To start the anthracite on fire I start with charcoal bricketts and a layer of bituminous. Once that's going toss the anthracite on top."
That's what I do on my 3.5-in gauge locomotives. The charcoal briquettes get a long soak in kerosene first.
by Andy R
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Brook, I like the idea of enforcing the coupler height standard. It would be good if all of the So Cal clubs (LALS, RLS, SCLS, OCME) used your gauge and enforced compliance. (Other standards too.) The long cars uncoupling display most of the challenges. Andy p.s. I've visited RLS many times and (esp...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: Coloured graphics?

I had waterslides on some of my 3/4-in scale locos. They held up about 15 years before I replaced them with paint using vinyl masks from Connie Miracle. I did the same on my 1-1/2-in scale stuff. Paint will outlast the decals.
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Disengaging of couplers by sliding vertically and separating seems to be a problem when the weight on the car is not well distributed, for example on a public riding car. In that scenario (a) there appears to be too much slop (to use a highly technical term !) in the grip of the two couplers. If the...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Coupler Standards ?

it appears that mating isn't the greatest challenge, It is keeping the things coupled, especially upgrade, on a curve.
by Andy R
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Coupler Standards ?

Brook, et al. So if we use the 1963 GGL standard dimensions as a start ... (a) Can anybody at GGLS verify the performance of couplers meeting those dimensions, and (b) Do any of the commercially available couplers come close? I too would like to see some kind of standard for profile of coupler head ...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coupler Standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Coupler Standards ?

There seem to be no extant standards for couplers in any scale other than for the centerline height. There is no assurance that any purchased couplers will mate with any others. Examination of couplers reveals a significant variation in knuckle opening, tightness upon closure, and rotational capabil...