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by Greg_Lewis
Sun May 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE MOE'S AIR PUMP WORKING
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: THE MOE'S AIR PUMP WORKING

Too cool. Love the realistic speed.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun May 20, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale

I made mine to match my prototype, which had one sheet for the back and one for each side. The side sheets were bent at each end for the rear curve and the front 180 degree curve back into the coal bunker. I used a bar similar to what you were given to space out the rivet holes. I drilled one hole, ...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun May 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Everyone going to the triennial should run up the road to the logging museum. Lots of good stuff there.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat May 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

How about a reverse rant? I took the seat board for my new center-bench riding car to an upholstery shop. The owner didn't show up when he said he would (second time) and the helper said it would be four to six weeks lead time and estimated about $200. I decided this was not the shop for me so I wen...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

Many years ago I used a coupler anchor to hold equipment against both front/back and up/down forces. The trailer popped off the hitch unexpectedly, the trailer tongue hit the ground while I was in motion and hit the back of the truck. It wasn't that severe but the jolt broke both the loco and riding...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

Mr Ron wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:22 am
... but one that frustrates me is not being able to find the most noxious cuss word to use to satisfy my rant.
...
Obviously, you weren't in the Navy.
Mr Ron wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:22 am
...
I retired at 55, but had to go back to work for 20 more years due to financial concerns, like eating.
It's a matter of priorities, Ron.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

And furthermore: Had to buy three yards of vinyl for the seat on the new center-bench riding car. It's wide stuff so, needing to cover only the 9 1/2-inch wide center bench, I had lots left over; more than half. Enough for another car plus. So as I'm rolling up that extra, there was a large oak bloc...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

And another one: You have just finished that PERFECT paint job, the one you have spent hours on to get just the right finish. You clean up the painting equipment and put it away. When you return to your work to admire that perfect finish, there is a bug stuck right in the middle of the fresh paint!...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

So what about polka? Or yodeling?
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max downhill grade at TM?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Max downhill grade at TM?

The header says it. I understand that the max uphill grade is
3.69% at mile 10.18, on the track just past Little Falls. But what is the max downhill? Thanks.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

And another thing:
Slow runners who won't take sidings. I've been at meets where the whole track is backed up behind a slow poke who refuses to let traffic pass. Here in California, on the highway, you can get a ticket for that!
by Greg_Lewis
Wed May 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 83
Views: 2464

Re: RANT THREAD?

.... 6) figure out a way to quickly load or unload your equipment when visiting other tracks. This is a sure way to kill an experience when you're stuck behind someone taking his time to get on/off a railroad. If nothing else, load the equipment, secure it so you can move out of the way to finish t...