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by elm53
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

This guy went to alot of trouble to RIP this loco apart and clean everything. It's not the first one he's DC one this to,and he seems to find well made subjects for his Frankenstein approach to live steam. A part from here ,a part from there and presto ...live steam locomotive. I sent a message to h...
by elm53
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 43
Views: 3676

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Hildreth's wreck train is loaded,along with A V&B 0-4-0 #2, buggy and hopper, Sir Don has Wee Angus, buggy and one if the Kirkwall Central shops box cars. A beauty no doubt! This stuff keeps getting heavier every year!
Tic ,tic,tic. Bang ,bang ,bang, here we go again. See you Friday!
by elm53
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 43
Views: 3676

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Wouldn't be the same without ya chum!! Safe traveled Steve!
by elm53
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 43
Views: 3676

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: 43
Views: 3676

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: 15
Views: 2497

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: 1716

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: 10106

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: 3167

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: 7871

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: 3761

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: 223
Views: 48952

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!