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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

How about a construction series by the late master builder Bob Reedy, beginning in the Jan/Feb issue of Live Steam?
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small blowdown valve?
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Small blowdown valve?

Looking at Jack's and David's, it seems that blowdown's don't have to be quick-opening. Yes?
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

While not an answer, I have in my notes a comment that several builders have suggested the hole in the steam nozzle of the Nelson burner is too big and the gap between the steam nozzle and the oil nozzle should be half the stated size. I made a burner that way and it works but I didn't do any compar...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 1852

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Another solution would be to paint the side: "Dante Mobile Embalming Service" or perhaps "Dairy Carcass Removal & Rendering."
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who offers window frame castings?
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Who offers window frame castings?

And if you can draw them up, or get someone to do it for you, you can have them printed by Shapeways.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 1852

Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

According to a Facebook post by John T. Bailey, a trailer with locomotive and cars was stolen Saturday in Texas. The Facebook post includes photos of the trailer, the locomotive and cars, and the license plate of the trailer. Bailey may be a member of the Southwestern Live Steamers. All I know is wh...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Hillcrest on local news
Replies: 0
Views: 416

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 28462

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: 9170

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: 1314

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...