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by Marty_Knox
Wed May 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: Steel Prices

Well, I just ordered some 1/4" seamless pipe.
Last year I paid $3.17 a foot for 1/4" Schedule 80.
Yesterday the cost was $4.45 a foot for Schedule 40!
by Marty_Knox
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: First Train on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: First Train on the F&CC

I like the plastic ties. The tie plate and screw holes are molded in. Assembly is really fast. I don't know about the tamping - we haven't done much yet. First we graded the right of way, then spread the sub-ballast. We are laying the track on the sub-ballast. I'm going to wait until all the track i...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: First Train on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: First Train on the F&CC

Some more F&CC pictures
by Marty_Knox
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: First Train on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 734

First Train on the F&CC

Saturday, April 28, 2018, we ran the first train on the Freeland & Copper Creek. We started building the railroad Labor Day weekend 2017. We finally have enough track down to run a work train. Thanks to John Atkinson, Bill Felton, Al and Alan Francis, George Neuenfeldt, and especially my wife Karen ...
by Marty_Knox
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tom Bee Electric
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Tom Bee Electric

Why not call Tom and ask him?
His number is 248-935-8234
by Marty_Knox
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.
Replies: 39
Views: 2379

Re: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.

I built my first two locomotives before I owned a lathe. I built my first, a Little Engines 4-4-0, while in college. I was an Industrial Education major specializing in Metalworking. I was able to use the machines in the machine shop. My second locomotive, an Allen Ten-Wheeler, I paid a friend to ma...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Tender project
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Allen Tender project

What material is it? From the pictures I can't tell if it's steel or aluminum.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Railroad Supply American Boilers

Hi Cary - yes, we are using the RRSC throttle setup. I had my reservations about it from the start. I just may try your idea.
I may try filing the triangle in.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Railroad Supply American Boilers

The boilers we are building are identical. I have the RRS drawings for a copper boiler, and two versions of their drawings for steel boilers.
These are built to MY drawings, so I guess there are actually 4 drawing sets.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Railroad Supply American Boilers

Builder01 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:31 am
Beautiful steel boilers! What is the overall length of these boilers?

David
24 1/16"
by Marty_Knox
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Railroad Supply American Boilers

Some more pictures.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Railroad Supply American Boilers

We have been working on 3 Railroad Supply 1 1/2" scale 4-4-0 boilers. They are a challenge because of the size and working from 3 different sets of drawings, but we are pleased with the way they are coming together. Here are some pictures.