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by paulj84003
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Scale Wig Wag
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Scale Wig Wag

I used a windshield wiper motor and used a cam on the shaft and micro switch to cause it to park in the same position each time (pendulum down) Works ok.
by paulj84003
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Scale Wig Wag
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Scale Wig Wag

Yes I know of those wig wag sites. I originally thought of using electromagnetic's as well as the disc and pin which I used on a windmill that I built several years ago to pump water. The windshield wiper motor that I am looking at has an adjustable park position that should allow the pendulum to co...
by paulj84003
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Scale Wig Wag
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Scale Wig Wag

Has anyone on this forum built a model Wig Wag crossing signal? I am contemplating building a wig wag signal about 6' tall, possible using a windshield wiper motor that has parking so that the pendulum will return to a vertical position when at rest. Any info would be of benifit.


Paulj
by paulj84003
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Breisch steam hammer
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Breisch steam hammer

I recently acquired castings for a Paul Breisch steam hammer. The plans that i have do not indicate the seal material for the piston rod. the seal is compressed between 2 bronze pieces 1 5/16 dia and 1 1/4 inches apart, the piston rod is 3/4" with a flat, on one side. Has anyone built this hammer an...
by paulj84003
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding car plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Riding car plans

Thanks for the assistance.

Paulj
by paulj84003
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Browning O/U
Replies: 1
Views: 3187

Re: Browning O/U

I presume this is a fairly new shotgun. Browning hand fits fits the locking bolt very tight to the barrel lug. On a new superposed the top lever normally does not return to a central position when the action is closed, it will eventually center as the locking bolt wears into position and the lever b...
by paulj84003
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding car plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Riding car plans

I am looking for plans for a riding car to pull the public. I have Ken Schroeder's plans out of live steam. However I keep thinking that there was another set of plans in Live steam several years ago thaty had a diffrent seat arangement.

Thanks

Paulj
by paulj84003
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Question on how to make this extractor.
Replies: 23
Views: 9886

Re: Question on how to make this extractor.

Years ago I made the wax's and took them to a foundry which cast my parts
by paulj84003
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Question on how to make this extractor.
Replies: 23
Views: 9886

Re: Question on how to make this extractor.

why not lost wax cast in steel
by paulj84003
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad ties
Replies: 16
Views: 3575

Re: railroad ties

Bill, thanks much I appreciate the photos. Russ at Train mountain is also going to send some photos. Between the two notchers I should should come up with something that will fit our buget and space.

Paul
by paulj84003
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad ties
Replies: 16
Views: 3575

Re: railroad ties

Chooch, I will try again to answer you post. I don't know where the message I wrote went as it didnt apend itself to the forum. so here goes again. Yes we have several people that have made donation of size, The city has also kicked in placement of road base leveled and ready for track layiing. They...
by paulj84003
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad ties
Replies: 16
Views: 3575

Re: railroad ties

On my personal railroad I used trex for ties. 4 screws per tie. The new railroad is to be in a city park . The club president wants to use treated 2 X 4's for ties to cut expenses, this will cause issues with the aluminum rail, the tie plates will seperate the track and ties. Stainless screws will b...