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by Greg_Lewis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137422

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

By the way, Jack mentions using an oxy/acetylene torch. Many folks advise against this but it works when done properly. For anyone not familiar with this, the trick is to set a long feather on the flame and heat the part slowly, preferably away from where you plan to solder, letting the metal heat u...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Electrical boxes in 1.5" scale
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Electrical boxes in 1.5" scale

Try Dave Sclavi. His screen name here is Trainman.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump

Dave: What's left of my memory thinks someone in Australia has some nice castings for a similar pump. I don't remember where but you might try contacting these: sales@ejwinter.com.au sales@dncsystems.dynalias.com warrick_sandberg@hotmail.com I know for certain that there was an article about it in A...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137422

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

John:
Be sure to use the black flux. It stays active much longer than the white.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: #4 Size Brass Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: #4 Size Brass Rod

Also, if you go to Ebay and search for brass rod .114 you'll get a bunch of it.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Spring Rate Calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Spring Rate Calculation

Someone once suggested running stiff springs such that the bolster barely goes down when fully loaded. Then put a round-head screw between the bolster and truck frame so the bolster will have a pivot point when the springs are at the top. I've done this and have no problems. The trucks flex when at ...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: #4 Size Brass Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: #4 Size Brass Rod

Well, the major diameter of #4 is .112. McMaster has brass rod in .114. Probably close enough.

https://www.mcmaster.com/metals/copper- ... ter~0-114/
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 57
Views: 19409

Re: A Long Term Project

Whoa! Too pretty to run! But it surely will run as good as it looks. Congrats.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polling Pocket
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Polling Pocket

Dick_Morris wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:23 pm
If I were going to do a non-functional trim item such as this now I'd probably print them on a resin 3D printer.

Here ya go. Contact the designer and see if he or she can make it in 1 1/2 scale:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/SC5YU ... arketplace
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 31120

Re: Couple of Shorties

Perhaps the varnish is loaded with politicians and the hogger is seeking revenge.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.

My full-sized steam locomotive engineering experience has been with notched throttles with the latch lever between the engineer and the throttle handle. Emergency shut-offs are done simply by pushing forward on the latch lever which releases the lock and closes of the throttle. A simple forward mot...