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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: An interesting roll-around donkey

steamingon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Google "merryweather steam fire pump" for more info

And there it is. (My excuse for not reading the sign is that I was in a hurry to get on the train.) An interesting design regardless.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Interlocking tower

For the general edification of the group here are a couple of shots of an interlocking frame seen at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. The horizontal bars at the bottom comprise the interlocking mechanism.

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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: An interesting roll-around donkey

Here's one that shows the engine better. Sorry for not getting this first but I'm working with an iPad here.


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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting roll-around donkey
Replies: 4
Views: 362

An interesting roll-around donkey

Thought you'd get a kick out of this donkey engine I saw today at the Chasewater Railway Museum about 15 miles north of Birmingham, England. It looks like the axle is placed just right so it will balance when the rig is hooked up to whatever is towing it. IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0010.JPG IMG_0009.JPG
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: No ballad singers...
Replies: 3
Views: 392

No ballad singers...

I love some of the signs from the past, particularly the British. Here's one seen today at the Chasewater Railway Museum in central England. If you have a shot of a humorous RR sign, post it here.

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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: A milestone day...

Dick: Glad to see that your priorities are in the right place. Start the kid off right. Did he get the infection?

Bill: Next 50? Build another engine :P
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: A milestone day...

Thank you all for your thoughts, and happy anniversary to Harold and Carl. While my sweetie would probably also OK a Haas mill, I'd be wise to reciprocate. She likes diamonds! :lol:
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

A milestone day...

I wanted to title this thread “Happy Anniversary Sweetheart” but I thought that might be too over the top for Harold. But I hope he’ll find that this really does have steam related content and that he’ll let it remain. I'd like to share this with all my steamer friends. I want to wish my sweetheart ...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 2073

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Jack Bodenmann uses a 1/16-wall oil resistant rubber tube from McMaster. He says to stuff a stainless compression spring inside it so it won't kink or collapse, but will still flex.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2019 Big Boy schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 755

2019 Big Boy schedule

Hey folks, here's a link to the schedule for the Big Boy this summer. If you have never stood next to one of these, you need to. It will make you feel very small.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 123
Views: 25234

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Stellar. Are you just dragging the cutter back through the cut before moving over for the next?
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interlocking tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Interlocking tower

Our friend at Burbank was a laid back type, but you couldn't lay back at Mission Tower. You had to pay attention and keep moving — the traffic was constant and you probably had to eat on the run and hold your bladder until you were done with your shift. Undoubtably a spot for those with low seniorit...