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by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Are you ready?

... It's out on S 6th St just before Harbor Freight. There's a Harbor Freight in K Falls!!?? AWESOME! :lol: :lol: So far I've got two plastic tarps, 8 multimeters, five sets of screwdrivers, five tape measures and Thirty Eight flashlights! I'm going for 40 (but I don't plan to stop there....) YeeHa...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Are you ready?

So are you ready for the Triennial?

Answers:

A. Yup. Loaded and locked, ready to go.

B. No but will make it after at least one all-nighter.

C. It's hopeless. Activate Plan B.


C ya there!
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 4138

Re: liability Insurance

For those of you who are pursuing this, you might check with the RC aircraft folks. As I understand it, they have insurance.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 4138

Re: liability Insurance

An aside: With the low cost of today's video cameras, I'd mount one on each end of the train facing the passengers, and high enough so you can see all the way to the other end. Thus you'd have a record when someone leans way out and tries to grab a tree on the way by. I put dashcams in both my vehic...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: A center bench riding car

Russ: Standard kitchen chair height is between 16 and 18 inches so I made the seat 17 inches above the footboard. The kids can handle it and us geezers don't want any more weight on our tailbones than necessary. Carl: Thanks for the great idea! But it's over now. Next time I'll call you first! The c...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 4138

Re: liability Insurance

RussellCofIdaho wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:58 pm


...
I have never seen a specific exclusion for train rides ....
Glad you are taking precautions. I did get an exclusion from State Farm and when I called they said it was specifically aimed at our trains. As a result I do not give rides to anyone outside of family and close friends.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: A center bench riding car

The bottom in place with the angle iron edge frame. I made a tactical error: the bolts through the steel frame for the couplers are right under the vertical ends. Thus there is no way to replace a coupler without pulling off the bottom of the car and removing the entire steel frame. If I’d set this ...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A center bench riding car
Replies: 9
Views: 292

A center bench riding car

Needing another riding car for the Triennial, I pulled out the article in the Nov/Dec 2001 Live Steam about the center bench cars used at the British Columbia Society of Model Engineers. These all-wood, drop-center cars looked to be well designed and easy to make. Putting the bottom line first, if t...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 73
Views: 4138

Re: liability Insurance

Be sure you get it in writing from an underwriter (not an agent) that you are covered.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Steam Loco accessories: Compound Air Pump, Turbo Generator, Air Distribution Valve

... It'll be a bit hard but not impossible to measure the an pump at its top because it'll be too high on the running board, a museum won't allow anyone to get on it and i won't want 2 get on it either. Need to go over the fence and sneak a ladder in at night? NOoooo. Same applies to an turbo gener...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Formed cab roof angle 16 ga. steel

I vote for Dan's idea — cutting apart square tube. I've done something similar and it's rather painless. I also made some sharp bends by putting an angle block in the hydraulic press and forcing the metal into that with a wedge-shaped die. But if the square tube thing will give you what you want, th...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plug Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Fusible Plug Thoughts

... What would you seal the pipe thread with? It's just a spiral, so it would leak. Steve I'd probably look at Key graphite paste. It's supposed to be good to 750°F. I've used it for other threads in other places and it works great. You can get it from McMaster, and one can is a lifetime supply.