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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 23
Views: 553

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

If you're in Vancouver, then you should take this over to the British Columbia Society of Model Engineers in Confederation Park in Burnaby (https://www.bcsme.org/). Those folks are among the best of clubs and can give you lots of information. You might even find a buyer there. They'll also confirm t...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

You can look them up on TripAdvisor. The recent reviews are mixed.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SHEETMETAL BOILER
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: SHEETMETAL BOILER

In the comments he wrote that he put that one aside and made a copper boiler.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...
Replies: 73
Views: 13650

Re: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...

Fred_V wrote:What will you do if that "paid for online service" goes belly up?


The service is a back-up for the hard drive, which I keep at home. If the service goes broke, sign up for another.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...
Replies: 73
Views: 13650

Re: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...

same here...never let anything get out and away....stacks and stacks of discs.... Wandering off topic.....Bill and others: If you use CDs or DVDs, be sure they are archival. Cheap RW discs are not and in a few years they will be unreadable. A hard drive, backed up with a paid-for online service is ...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: liability Insurance

It's nice to see that Washington law. I wish there were more of those. Now I'm not a lawyer or even close to it, but I think I see some possible loopholes there. Quentin Breen gave a very interesting seminar on liability at one of the Triennials. The scary thing he mentioned is what happens if there...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: liability Insurance

rkcarguy wrote:...I don't see it any different...

But it's how the insurance company sees it that matters.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: liability Insurance

As I wrote in the thread referenced above by Harold, unless you have it in writing from an underwriter, do NOT presume you have liability coverage. If you have a claim, the first thing the insurance company will do is sift through the fine print of the policy to try to find a way to deny the claim. ...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Kimball: Yes, that engine ran east from Travel Town about a quarter mile or so, and then backed up to it's starting point. I remember talking to the engine crew as it was nearing it's last runs there. They said it needed some new staybolts and that the cost was prohibitive at the time. It ran along ...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Polling pockets on trucks?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Polling pockets on trucks?

Kimball: Yes, the pockets face the car ends. The car is a re-created cutaway of an 1870s era passenger car. The center of the car is cut through so museum visitors can walk from one side to the other. Also, one side of the car is cut away so visitors can see what the inside of such a car would look ...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire @ Yosemite Sugar Pine RR
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Fire @ Yosemite Sugar Pine RR

Here's the follow-up story. If you click through the photos, the last is a short video.

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 72587.html
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Polling pockets on trucks?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Polling pockets on trucks?

Was at the Washington State Museum in Tacoma last week and saw these trucks under a cutaway display passenger car. These surely aren't passenger trucks; I think the lettering on the bolster reads "Monitor". But what was interesting to me was what looks like polling pockets on the ends of t...

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