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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 2297

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

Another reason the prototype railroad steam engineers would release the engine brakes while applying the train brakes, was to prevent over-heating the locomotive's driver tires. These tires are heat-shrunk onto the drivers. Heat them too much and they will come off! This happened mostly with tall-d...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5
Replies: 34
Views: 1097

Re: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5

It's almost a shame to eventually hide that thing under lagging and a sheet metal jacket. It really should go on a pedestal in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Sn3 for sale. Please pass the word.
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Sn3 for sale. Please pass the word.

Hey folks, I haven't played with my Sn3 stuff in over twenty years, so it's time to say goodbye. If you know anyone who is into Sn3, I'd appreciate it if you'd pass this along. It's up on Ebay. I've got a PBL D&RGW #50 along with some cars and a pile of parts. I started the auction at $1 with no...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 2297

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

I wrote up the equalized brakes for the Allen 10-wheeler and Mogul many years ago. If anyone wants a copy, just email me at gregl@mail.fresnostate.edu and I'll send along the pix and drawings.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic controls?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Hydraulic controls?

Regardless of what you decide, be sure to have some sort of emergency stop or cutout you can operate from the control stand in case of control failure. I use a "hot wire" relay system in which current is required to hold the locomotive-mounted relay closed. If there is any break in the con...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oh. Forgot I had that....
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Oh. Forgot I had that....

JTolan wrote:Are you willing to ship?


Sorry, JT, but it's pick-up only. But the coffee cans are in great condition and the window glass can be cleaned and will fit any window 11x14 or less. :)
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oh. Forgot I had that....
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Oh. Forgot I had that....

Part II Under the lathe was discovered a box of bearing bronze, one piece being 2 ½ inches in diameter and perhaps five inches long. Don’t remember where that came from. bronze.JPG Now I know how the 49’ers felt when they hit pay dirt. The list includes a milling vise, a box of jewelers’ files, two ...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oh. Forgot I had that....
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Oh. Forgot I had that....

Well, I’ve committed heresy. I’ve cleaned out my shop. As in Cleaned Out My Shop, all the way down to the walls. Everything was moved out except the lathe, mill, and large cabinets. Went through every coffee can, every drawer and every pile. I even washed the windows and knocked down all the cobwebs...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5460

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

Ok, with everything that has been said, here is a what if. One of the suppliers has gone out of business, and I can't locate the heirs/or get permission to make the parts available to the hobby again. Do the same rules apply? What is every bodies thoughts? Jim B The best thing to do is to check wit...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington pump?
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Worthington pump?

And if the above leads don't work out, I have a foggy memory that there might be something available from Australia. Warrick Sandberg (warrick_sandberg@hotmail.com) or the folks at Bolton Scale Models (sales@ejwinter.com.au) would be two places to check. Sandberg sells a nice looking one-lung unit.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5460

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

I do remember while the LALS Board Secretary that we received a letter from UP looking for licensing for anything on the property with a UP logo. That included private members engines, rolling stock, etc. I think we pretty much ignored it as the Club was not making money on it. ... Of course, it wo...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5460

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

I would always buy a set of plans to go with the locomotive build but I have a question did anyone ever pay Baldwin or any of the other locomotive builders or designers for there drawings if they were originally copied to make a scale locomotive? I have just always been curious of this or does copy...

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