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by Greg_Lewis
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 93
Views: 22155

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Well done, Carddo. Regardless of the quality of the original workmanship it's always tough to come in on something built by someone else. Little things that the builder might remember aren't available to the rebuilder and there are always mysteries and surprises. Keep up the good work.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Contact Information for Grant Carson in Oregon

PM sent w. email and phone.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 33
Views: 5868

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

Geof:
Your choice as to freezing. I shrunk some tires on drivers by putting the driver centers in the freezer and the tires in the oven. I had to move fast but it worked. Considering the size you're working with I'd probably go for the dry ice.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

Chris:
Are you running straight or differential air? From your description it sounds like differential.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Bolster clearance question

Well, Carl, I'll answer anyway for the benefit of those who may not have thought of this: the loaded to empty weight ratio of our cars is much greater than the prototype so we need to play some games to make things work.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

The Tom Bee unit looks like it is using a plastic tank. If it is, I would not keep the tank. While there have been many online discussions about plastic pipe for air, and many people have successfully used it, some years ago I decided to skip the conjecture and personal opinions and called an engine...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 33
Views: 5868

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

When fitting, are you also going to freeze the axles?
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bolster clearance question
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Bolster clearance question

Carl makes some good points. Something I've done is to put a round-head screw at the top of the bolster where it contacts the frame. Thus when the car is empty and the bolster is at the top of it's slot in the frame, the screw provides a pivot so the truck remains flexible regardless of the strength...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: 12VCompressor for a Brake Car

Here are the two currently on the Horrible Fright website. Remember that 20 percent off coupons are everywhere and on certain holidays they'll have 25 percent off. I have no idea as to how loud they are. I believe Ken Schroeder uses them for his brakes. They're cheap enough that you could buy two in...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 99
Views: 12714

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

giggle.... it never ceases to amaze me that folks think things are OK to do just because someone has 'gotten away with it'...or written a chapter in a book...or published on the internet...THEREFORE it must be OK to do. “The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is hard to verify their aut...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 93
Views: 22155

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Regarding paint... there's a product called Metal Prep that passivates the surface. If you can't find it at a hardware store, try a automotive paint supplier. Also, the late Cal Tinkham told me that when he worked in the SP shops in Sparks, Nevada, after an engine was overhauled, there was an old gu...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 24
Views: 4362

Re: Glad-Hands

Tom:
I'm drooling on my keyboard!