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by Bill Wilkins
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running board material
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: Running board material

Gutter Gaurd, to keep leaves out of eves trough. Check a hardware store or Home Depot.
BGBill
by Bill Wilkins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Radio Control for an RMI engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: Radio Control for an RMI engine?

Good place to look for components. A friend of mine has just set up his new Switcher RC. Everything came from this place including motor controller.
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/0-SYREN25.html
by Bill Wilkins
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: S-4 Fest
Replies: 52
Views: 16194

Re: S-4 Fest

IF I had a Snippe loco I would REMOVE it from my equipment list and Not post it! I would prefer to help the cause of letting others to be aware and not be taken by someone that you can`t Believe or Trust. No I am not going to remove that information. Maybe my good experience with Bob Snippe was beca...
by Bill Wilkins
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: S-4 Fest
Replies: 52
Views: 16194

Re: S-4 Fest

I thought this forum was about Riding Scale Railroading and not, problems with suppliers.
by Bill Wilkins
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: S-4 Fest
Replies: 52
Views: 16194

Re: S-4 Fest

Maybe something has happened to Bob, accident, sickness ?? Maybe Mary Knox would know, they are both in Flint.
Still a bummer, you count on something for so long and then it don't happen.
Good luck with your search for a ride.
BGBill
by Bill Wilkins
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Home Railway Journal - relaunching in 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6747

Re: Home Railway Journal - relaunching in 2014

The magazine was sold for the assumption of subscription fulfillment by the new publisher. I did not receive any cash from the sale and did not walk away with any profit. In fact, I paid off all debt from the startup of the magazine so the new publisher, whoever that was to be, would have a clean s...
by Bill Wilkins
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3991

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

At least it's not being scrapped. An iconic engine of the past will get shiny face lift which will visually restore it to its day of glory whether there's a fire in the boiler or not.
BGBill
by Bill Wilkins
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Supplier of small drive shafts and such
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Supplier of small drive shafts and such

You might find something here. Had some right angle drives on my Alco S-4.
BGBill

http://www.tolomatic.com/
by Bill Wilkins
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3991

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

That's a bunch of pictures. Thanks for taking the time with it John. Some friends of mine were on vacation while I was building my Allen Mogul and got me a few pics at that time. I had noticed that Allen's plans did not show a walk plate in front of the cylinders over the lead truck wheel. Most of t...
by Bill Wilkins
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice versa
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice vers

I used Loctite 680 on my drivers and had to take one off because it was out of quarter. I had a HELL OF A TIME getting it off using a rosebud axle clamped in the vise. Had to make a step key of 4 thou to get it in quarter. I figured if it was that hard to take off the axle it wasn't going to just fa...
by Bill Wilkins
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice versa
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice vers

I machined the wheels, cut keyways, and Loctite 680'd them onto the axles. No pressing. Had to remove one and had a hell of a time doing it. Leave 2 thousands clearance for Loctite.
by Bill Wilkins
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Smoke Box design.
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: Allen Mogul Smoke Box design.

When I built my Allen Mogul I fabricated two plates that would overlap each other. I sealed everything up with wood stove high temp caulk, black stuff. Worked fine as far as I know.