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by Greg_Lewis
Sun May 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shapeways goodies
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Shapeways goodies

Got the class lamp/flag brackets from Shapeways that Tom drew. They look great. If you need these, here's a link:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/MXTHM ... quot-scale


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by Greg_Lewis
Sat May 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommend Shapeways metal choice
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Recommend Shapeways metal choice

THANKS Adam!
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam turbine generator
Replies: 89
Views: 4840

Re: Steam turbine generator

For what it's worth, here are a couple of snaps of one I saw in the shop in Durango many years ago.

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by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 12, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Railroad Supply History

Here are a couple of snapshots I took at LALS in 1962 that may be of interest. I used to ride my bike over there and watch the action. I was too shy to talk to anyone but I remember that this engine was drawing quite a bit of interest.

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by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 12, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommend Shapeways metal choice
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Recommend Shapeways metal choice

How about a recommendation on metal choice for these marker lamp brackets I'll be getting from Shapeways? I see either brass/bronze or steel. Of course, they'll be painted black but I'd like as smooth a finish as I can get without having them hand polished. THANKS! https://www.shapeways.com/product/...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

There is on ebay from time to time a seller from New Zealand (francesh2005) who is offering Pyle National K2 turbogenerator detailed brass castings in 1.5" scale. They are to make a dummy unit but the castings can be made into a working unit if one is very resourceful. There are no drawings or...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 133
Views: 25378

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Brian;

To add to what Jack said, get the black flux and the cadmium-alloy silver solder. The latter flows better and the black flux doesn't burn off yet is easier to clean off after you're done. Some folks worry about the cadmium in the silver solder but if you use common sense you'll be fine.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question: parts for a steamer
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Question: parts for a steamer

I would not fault TM if they decide to keep the policy in place. It's hard for folks who live in wetter climates to understand how quickly a fire can spread in dry brush. I've seen it first-hand and it's very scary to see how fast flames can move in 60 seconds. And TM could face a tremendous legal a...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question: parts for a steamer
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Question: parts for a steamer

... As Marty pointed out the cost of going to a show strictly as a vendor grossly outweighs the income from sales. So the fact remains on trips like that and even the few I make during the winter I have to turn them into vacations ... . Above is the core of the situation. Anyone expecting to make a...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The bullet train: Beijing to Zhengzhou
Replies: 10
Views: 861

The bullet train: Beijing to Zhengzhou

This is going to be long, and I realize that this goes against the unwritten custom of keeping forum posts to perhaps a single paragraph, but I'll take the risk because if it encourages one person to travel internationally and get outside his or her comfort zone it will have been worthwhile. There a...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sizing Truck Springs Questions:
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Sizing Truck Springs Questions:

Dunno about your main question, but I read somewhere about putting a round-headed screw in the bolster where it would seat against the sideframe in order to create a pivot point when the car is running light and the springs are pushing the bolster up against the sideframe. Thus it won't matter if th...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Butt joint advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Butt joint advice.

The issue I see is getting the edges bent to the same radii as the central area. Again, look for a press brake. I know that Monday morning quarterbacking doesn't help, but if you can't get this done, an oversize piece first bent and then cut and drilled might work out. Thus the edges that are diffic...

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