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by elm53
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Steve....Bueller....Steve....anyboby...
by elm53
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Yes Steve, I am go to be at MLS 85th. Will we get to see you there ? Will be bringing up a pile for the swap table!
by elm53
Sat May 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Don Ritchie 3/4" scale trucks?

Don sold the patterns to Jim Abrams. Jim has castings available ,to my knowledge. They were originally developed by Bull Van Brocklin. Jim is on Facebook and here as well.
by elm53
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Plumbing a lubricator

Hydrostatic are just fine for cylinder lubrication. All the 3'gauge locomotives I used to fire on had hydrostatic lubricators. The less moving parts the better.
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by elm53
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 47
Views: 9453

Re: Pump

Regarding a comment about VanBrocklin's pumps, most had the external rods operating the valve with cross drilled ports to run the opposite cylinder. Bill did also make duplex pumps with the overhead shuttle valves and no external gear.
by elm53
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 2968

Re: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic

You are correct Keith.In my stash ,I have a few copies of the Armitage drawings before Lester put the Friends name over Armitage,Langworthy and the designer of the Dinky.
by elm53
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 29
Views: 7545

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Shut yhe throttle, reverse and crack the throttle, or get off and grab the riding car.
by elm53
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3546

Re: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale

Good luck finding Raybestose brake material. Gone with the Edsel! Good sound riding car design .
by elm53
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 204
Views: 42901

Re: Woodinville Shops

No problem .the extension below the cone is a guide for the cone to keep straight and allow water,air or steam to pass through. I have seen safety valves made tjat way. Best of luck!
by elm53
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 204
Views: 42901

Re: Woodinville Shops

Glenn, have you considerd lapping the checks rather than making new parts? You may have to do it even with new to get a good seat in the valve. Just a thought. And nice work on the loco!
by elm53
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Un Lucky 7 Stack
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Re: Un Lucky 7 Stack

Crosshead pic was upside down in the file view ..its right side up here.
by elm53
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Un Lucky 7 Stack
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Re: Un Lucky 7 Stack

Should have been a couple. Anyway ,..hers a few more Lucky 7 shots.