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by Bill Shields
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 64
Views: 7241

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Check the baker bracket on a rebuilt 5200 class engine. Now go to a 8200 class engine. Finally look at the 5344. See any difference? other than a brain, I guess I am really missing are the pictures of the locos to which you are referring, and a picture of what is in Jack's loco.. I am familiar with ...
by Bill Shields
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 64
Views: 7241

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack:

what do you mean by the 'wrong one'?
by Bill Shields
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 64
Views: 7241

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

cannot say that i have ever seen a picture of a NYC Hudson with a short frame Baker.

That's a cool way to 'dent' the smokebox.....
by Bill Shields
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 1260

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

with a tapered pipe thread, cutting until the pipe is flush with the back side of the die is correct. There is no point in cutting any further. If the die says that it is for a tapered thread, then that is it...there is nothing more you can do about what it cuts...assuming you 'start thread from thi...
by Bill Shields
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1104

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

amen on the noise....
by Bill Shields
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1104

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

nah...you go to a paintballl shop....or use a standard compressor with an amplifier...
by Bill Shields
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1104

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

maybe you can consider a 2000 PSI compressed air tank for paint ball...

a lot more punch in a tank of similar size....

or a SCUBA tank....one can fit in a car.....
by Bill Shields
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Hmmm......remember someone stopping by here with some iron from them...oh well...water over dam
by Bill Shields
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

you are correct. Fender (IIRC) got some stuff from them toward the end.
by Bill Shields
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 1637

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

jack the trailer up?
by Bill Shields
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 99
Views: 12725

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

Because of the low coefficient of thermal conductivity and relatively large coefficient of thermal expansion, silver soldering of large chunks of stainless (like a boiler) is a tough go. getting everything up to the proper uniform temperature without warping (especially of screwed together), is tough.
by Bill Shields
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Paul: it is a copy of a freelance loco done by George Thomas of the Philadelphia area in 1966. 4 bolts and the entire boiler & cab come off for easier transport (for us old people who no longer want large trucks or trailers). Gentleman in the picture is owner of the original. bob small.jpg Nellie Sc...