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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Hillcrest on local news
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Hillcrest on local news

The Hillcrest folks make the local TV news:

https://abc30.com/business/made-in-the- ... s/4448994/
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union nuts & cones?
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Union nuts & cones?

Thanks for the heads-up, gwrdriver. Wouldn't it be nice if the whole world was on one single thread system?
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union nuts & cones?
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Union nuts & cones?

By the way, here's another plug for Victor Machinery, who has special thread taps and dies in all manner of threads and diameters. They have 40 tpi in just about any diameter you could want. Prices are reasonable. https://www.victornet.com
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 25062

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

VO4454 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:28 am
Will we need E tickets to ride the high line ?
Ah, you just revealed your age. I don't think anyone under 45 would know what that is. Remember how the E tickets would be gone first and we'd always get stuck with a bunch of A and B tickets? Perhaps Jack would allow a ride for an A ticket.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 6851

Re: Trailer Features

Not always are the most expensive tires the best... True. I've had two Toyos and one Michelin fail on my truck. Tread separations. My dad was an advertising executive for many years. He told me that prices of tires are based on marketing. The top-of-the-line isn't there because it's necessarily the...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

I don't draw much at all. I usually just noodle it out in my head using the TLAR principle (That Looks About Right). But CAD is very handy for doing the math on things. Just draw it out and ask the software to give you the angles, etc. And for stuff that's mostly cosmetic you can print out a drawing...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 6851

Re: Trailer Features

I wonder if trailer tires aren't made cheaper than car or truck tires, and if you could put car tires on instead for longer life. Anyone know about this?

Edit: Found an answer: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech ... techid=219
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

I got a B in drafting back in 1958. The B is because the instructor found fault with my arrowheads. I'm still struggling with that (both the trauma and the arrowheads). I have four slide rules and I still use them from time to time. A calculator will give you a precise value, which is sometimes need...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts

Group hug!
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L.E. American & Feedwater?
Replies: 22
Views: 1538

Re: L.E. American & Feedwater?

Be sure to check the sizes of all the spaces in the pump and piping. In my file on pumps I have a printout from an unknown internet source, the author being only “Don.” He writes; “The optimum diameter for the bore that the ball seats on is .707 x o.d. of ball. This will ensure that the contact angl...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts

tornitore45 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:46 am
I raise my glass to Harold.
Ditto. I appreciate that he and the other mods keep this a clean, on-topic board with no flame wars.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A private one goes to the zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: A private one goes to the zoo

I don't know that much about this one. I talked to the owner, Earl Smittcamp, once and he told me that it came from a local amusement park called Pink City that was north of town back decades ago. Perhaps the 1950s. He said he bought it when they closed down. He planned on opening an old-fashioned s...