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by Bill C
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler band material.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Boiler band material.

I cut mine from a brass door kicker. Posted a few short videos about them on my YouTube channel. Here’s a link to one of them:

https://youtu.be/cvEAuYiQZjU
by Bill C
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trying to decide on a beginner 3/4" locomotive to build.
Replies: 57
Views: 3339

Re: Trying to decide on a beginner 3/4" locomotive to build.

Hello Shild, I’m enjoying reading this thread as it reminds me of a lot of the questions I had as I got started in this hobby. You are getting a lot of great advice from very knowledgeable live steam enthusiasts, so I would encourage you to listen to them. The only things I can add are to echo the m...
by Bill C
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 8900

Re: Tender Rebuild

Thanks, Carl. That helps a great deal, much appreciated!

Bill C.
by Bill C
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 8900

Re: Tender Rebuild

Great looking tender and very helpful write-up and photos. Thanks! I especially like the flare fittings and very neat hose work between the tender and locomotive. Would like to do the same on mine, but can’t tell what kind of fittings you used on the locomotive side. Could you please show photos of ...
by Bill C
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 26876

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Thanks, Bill.
Email sent.

Bill C
by Bill C
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 26876

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I have lots of pictures of the original Raritan which is the 3.5 boiler...many of which as Bill Moorewood carrying it by the stack back and forth to the track... Bill, I would love to see those photos. I’ve got a set of Raritan castings aging in my shop. Just waiting for me to work on them... Thank...
by Bill C
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 8024

Re: Topic For Discussion

Ruakina wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:15 am
IMG_0111.JPGIt's all about getting out there and having fun my local club has 3.5 - 5 - 7-1/4 so you all sorts of locomotives turn up.
Please let me know where your local track is located, I am interested in building a 3.5” gauge locomotive next.

Thanks!
by Bill C
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass strapping material
Replies: 9
Views: 4675

Re: Brass strapping material

I found some thick brass, surplus door kick panels and cut them into strips on my bandsaw.

Here’s a link to a video discussing them: https://youtu.be/cvEAuYiQZjU

Hope that helps!

Bill C.
by Bill C
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie
Replies: 21
Views: 8204

Re: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie

Great movie, thanks so much!
by Bill C
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Owen Mate engine kit for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

Re: Owen Mate engine kit for sale SOLD

Thanks to all for your interest, the kit is now sold.

Best regards,

Bill
by Bill C
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Owen Mate engine kit for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

Owen Mate engine kit for sale ****SOLD****

Please see my post in the buy, sell, trade section of this website for details of the kit i have for sale.

Thanks,

Bill
by Bill C
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 24
Views: 16941

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

Just thinking about weird stuff that happened this year and was curious if these folks were caught and if the locomotive was recovered?

Thanks!

Bill