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by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ulin Locomotive Works
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Ulin Locomotive Works

Greg, how did they calculate what to charge you for the drivers? What metals do they pour grey only, or ductile, bronze, brass, too? It's been such a long time that anything I could tell you would be obsolete. I suggest you contact them directly. The price at the time was more than fair. I gave the...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ulin Locomotive Works
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Ulin Locomotive Works

If anyone needs grey iron, check Sunset Foundry, in Valley Springs, CA. If you check the web page below, you'll see some railroad parts in the photos. They did my drivers and did a great job.

http://sunsetfoundry.com/
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading

On the Baldwin tenders I examined, the 1-inch half-round bead was held on by flathead rivets with about a 3/4-inch dia. head on the inside of the tender flange; the rivets were on 6-inch centers. The rivets were ground over to match the bead on the outside. For my tender I found some 1/8 half-round ...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Winton Westinghouse 9 1/2" Air Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Winton Westinghouse 9 1/2" Air Compressor

Well, the guy in Australia is Warrick Sandberg, and he sells complete pumps, which is not what Dave is looking for. But here's his website anyway for other folks who are following this thread:

http://www.modelrail.tk/single1_5inch.htm
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 3184

Re: Tender Tank

I used 20 gauge CRS for the tender of my little 0-6-0 switcher. It has a custom-made plastic insert tank with a baffle. The tank holds about 13 gallons or so. This relieves me of all the corrosion-related maintenance issues and no peeling tank sealer to deal with. Another benefit is the open side l...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Winton Westinghouse 9 1/2" Air Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Winton Westinghouse 9 1/2" Air Compressor

There is a guy in Australia that made some pumps with a good-looking valve head. I'm travelling now but send me a p.m. reminder and I'll look it up when I get home.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 101
Views: 18114

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

While I don't know what issues you are facing re. the valve rod, keep in mind that Horrible Fright Tools is a good source for cheap wrenches and pliers that can be modified and have solved problems for other folks. Think about how they build a ship in a bottle, or perform some of that surgery throug...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington B3 Feed Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Worthington B3 Feed Water Pump

For future reference, to get photos from odd angles, get a monopod with a ball head. It's a trick photojournalists use when they need a high or low angle, or around a corner, that can't be conveniently reached. Use the self timer to trigger the shutter. I have an old Nikon Coolpix with a swivel body...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Found in the forest
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Found in the forest

So, did we reach a consensus on: is a known portion of that 55 miles of rail still there? What was its weight? Well we're bouncing back and forth between two different things. One, the San Joaquin and Eastern railroad, and two, the inclines that used RR rail and cars to hoist gear up some extremely...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a Power Model Water Pump
Replies: 100
Views: 12585

Re: Building a Power Model Water Pump

an injector is an injector is an injector. they all work on the same principle: part science part black magic What gets me is how old Hank Giffard figured it out in the first place. Back in 1858 they didn't have the computers and scientific instruments we have today to do much of the brain work. Wh...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Found in the forest
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Found in the forest

Well, since it was 107 yesterday and will hit that today, I'm hiding inside, wasting time on the net looking for the crookedest railroad in the world. The definitive answer is: It depends on where you live. If you live in the San Joaquin Valley of California, it's the San Joaquin and Eastern. If you...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading

Yup. ^ ^

And I'd screw the bead on in a few places with some brass screws to hold it in place while heating. Then you can remove or file the screws off afterwards.

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