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by Greg_Lewis
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alco West.
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Alco West.

Bob C. please check your private messages.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1060

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

Another thought would be to ask a local supplier if he would refer you to one of his customers who buys the stuff regularly. That customer then might have a remnant he'd sell you. Around here we have a couple of machine shops that sell off their remnant racks.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1060

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

You might also check to see if there is a local scrapyard that would let you poke around for material. That's what I did and I found bits of plate that were close enough to the right thickness. I paid the scrapyard price, which was a few cents per pound, and cut the donuts using a flame cutting thin...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Detailing
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Smokebox Detailing

I made my door dogs fairly painlessly. I took a strip of steel perhaps 10 inches long and milled it to a Z profile the right overall dimensions for the dogs. Then I drilled the bolt holes along the strip and parted off each dog. A zoom on the belt sander rounded off the corners. As to other detail, ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller

I think you have to decide how many boilers you plan to build. For those of us who only build one or two boilers, a shop-built roller will work just fine. I wrote up a design by John Bailie which was published in Live Steam. I made one and it worked great. I'll send along the plans to anyone who p.m...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 42
Views: 1939

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

A minor thing, and I hope you'll take it in the spirit in which it is intended, but the correct term for what you have is "locomotive" or "engine." Technically, a train is a locomotive pulling cars. Small thing but noticeable to railroaders. Ah....not so. As a retired locomotive...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 42
Views: 1939

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

A minor thing, and I hope you'll take it in the spirit in which it is intended, but the correct term for what you have is "locomotive" or "engine." Technically, a train is a locomotive pulling cars. Small thing but noticeable to railroaders.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Holt 75 Caterpillar engine drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Holt 75 Caterpillar engine drawings

FYI, I have a sale pending and one person waiting. Thanks, folks.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Holt 75 Caterpillar engine drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Holt 75 Caterpillar engine drawings

I've got a set of drawings for the Cole"s Power Models Holt 75 Caterpillar engine. There are 8 pages of drawings. This requires castings which I do not have nor do I know of where you could get them. How about $20 for the drawings? Send me a p.m. if you're interested.

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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 42
Views: 1939

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

If you're in Vancouver, then you should take this over to the British Columbia Society of Model Engineers in Confederation Park in Burnaby (https://www.bcsme.org/). Those folks are among the best of clubs and can give you lots of information. You might even find a buyer there. They'll also confirm t...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

You can look them up on TripAdvisor. The recent reviews are mixed.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SHEETMETAL BOILER
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: SHEETMETAL BOILER

In the comments he wrote that he put that one aside and made a copper boiler.

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