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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: 121

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...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A private one goes to the zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: A private one goes to the zoo

Yikes! I guess Hillcrest has their work cut out for them.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A private one goes to the zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 121

A private one goes to the zoo

This one in Fresno began in an amusement park in town many years ago. Spent the last 28 or so years on private property; now it's going to the zoo. I've never seen it run but the track that can be seen from the road doesn't look too reassuring. Hillcrest will be working on it before it goes to the z...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L.E. American & Feedwater?
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: L.E. American & Feedwater?

And remember, if you increase the diameter of a circle by the square root of two (1.4142) you double the area. So taking a 1/4-inch ram and bore up to .3535 you should get twice the water out.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fiberglass Tender Tank Help
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Fiberglass Tender Tank Help

Ok, so you have a steel plate to work with. What I like to do is permanently install the screws into one part or another with JB weld or PC7 or loctite, or solder them if that can be heated(probably not), then you have studs sticking out that don't leak and you can cut a neoprene gasket you can reu...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1/8 copper plate
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: 1/8 copper plate

Boy, that didn't take long.....
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fiberglass Tender Tank Help
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Fiberglass Tender Tank Help

The answer is the best goop in the shop: Permatex #2. Put a bit of masking tape over the valve outlet hole. Fold the tape over at the end so you have a tab you can grab later. Apply Permatex #2 as needed to the valve flange. Seat the valve, install bolts, pull tape off with hemostat or long-reach tw...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Custom cylinder cocks
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Custom cylinder cocks

THANKS Fred!
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Custom cylinder cocks
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Custom cylinder cocks

Any chance of posting a sketch showing the internal ports? Thx.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Cab
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Locomotive Cab

Dick:

See "Building A 1.5" Scale Mogul" by Bob Reedy in Live Steam, May/June 1997 p. 37.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE PARTS ARE STARTING TO ACCUMULATE
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: THE PARTS ARE STARTING TO ACCUMULATE

I once used Hardinge lathe at work and hated it! This is because it was wonderful, of course, but all I had at home was my 10" Craftsman/Atlas Flexi lathe! Ah, the Flexible Flyer. I can chuck up a rod, put a DTI on it and push on the headstock with one hand and watch the DTI move. And this is one t...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can I get away with knurling over rust?
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: Can I get away with knurling over rust?

shild wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Greg_Lewis wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:37 pm
A trip to the hardware store for a short piece of copper pipe will yield enough material for some jaw wraps.
Already have a 5/8" diameter piece. Will that do? I'm thinking do a single straight cut lengthwise and unroll it to a sheet.
That's what I've done, more than once. Be sure to anneal.