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by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 410
Views: 72819

Re: Disney American

Another idea might be to tin the areas of contact first. I just did that with some very tiny hinges. By tinning first the solder is already adhered to the base metal so the final attachment goes much easier.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Smokebox Inspection Cover

Gorgeous.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Hmmm. Are you sure it's the glue that's failing and that the coal isn't absorbing the water and thus breaking the bond?
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1136

Re: Favorite train movie

Let's not forget three classics:
- The General, with Buster Keaton (1926).
- Union Pacific, with Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea and directed by Cecil B. DeMille (1939 — perhaps the greatest year in film production history)
- The Great Locomotive Chase, with Fess Parker. Filmed in Cinemascope (1956).
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 3045

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

I don't make mistakes. I just make lots of "practice parts" and do lots of "research and development". :wink: ... That is one of the wonderful aspects of our hobby, all the people that are willing to help one another and share information. ... And I think part of that is that, at least here in Ameri...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Oahu RRwy Passenger car build question
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Oahu RRwy apassenger car build qu

Another book from the Orange Empire museum is "Railway Car Construction," which is an 1892 volume. There is an original up on Google Books which you can access: https://books.google.com/books/about/Railway_Car_Construction.html?id=ucM1AQAAMAAJ Check Chapter XVI and page 90 second paragraph and on. T...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 410
Views: 72819

Re: Disney American

JBodenmann wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:29 am
Hello My Friends
Greg is right a drill blank is hard enough. The problem with this is there are threads cut on both ends of the crank shaft rod. #5-40 on the eccentric end and #4-40 on the driven end.
Jack
Oh, Jack, you never do things easy!
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 410
Views: 72819

Re: Disney American

How about a drill blank? Shouldn't they be hard enough? Thus no need to atempt hardening.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A short NG proto video
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: A short NG proto video

Outstanding. Thanks, Russ.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 33
Views: 2074

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

One more vote for the black flux. I also prefer the cadmium alloy silver solder; it seems to flow better. You can still get this from McMaster. Something that hasn't been mentioned is the size of the parts. For something not bigger than the end of your thumb, I set it on a piece of angle iron held i...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How Can I Determine Threads
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: How Can I Determine Threads

Here's how I once determined a small internal thread. It looked to be a #4 or #5. I tried inserting screws with all the standard #4 and #5 threads including the closest metric without success. I then took a piece of plastic like that from a weed whacker and twisted it down into the hole. Pulling it ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: An interesting train ride
Replies: 1
Views: 557

An interesting train ride

Paid a visit to an interesting railroad last week. This might be fun to model. If you built it for 7.5-inch track it would be just under half size. MY honey has been reading some novels set in Bisbee, Arizona, so when we decided to take a road trip that included the operations meet at the Maricopa L...