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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Harold has surpassed 17,000 Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 282

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: 21
Views: 679

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: 6
Views: 282

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: 199

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: 199

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: 199

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: 21
Views: 679

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: 345

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: 291

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: 345

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: 992

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: 992

Re: Custom cylinder cocks

Any chance of posting a sketch showing the internal ports? Thx.