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by PRR5406
Fri May 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Installing a hand pump
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Installing a hand pump

I have a Reading A5a Camelback. I have a steam pump, a steam injector and an axle pump. The steam injector is fussy at best and the pump works fine unless the operator loses pressure and the water level is questionable. The axle pump was disconnected some time ago by a helpful individual, although I...
by PRR5406
Fri May 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Green Velvet oils
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Green Velvet oils

So is Green Velvet applied into the cylinders, into the displacement lubricator, steam pump? What is the correct application of this rather expensive lubricant?
by PRR5406
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: Question about a DLS ad

Since the thread has bounced all over, allow me to opine, the straddled passengers add stability to the train. Much like a tight-rope walker carries a drooping bar while performing, the lowered center of mass actually keeps the load centered and in line. As for speed, I have a difficult time running...
by PRR5406
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks

These are gorgeous castings, Pete!
by PRR5406
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: PRR E44
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: PRR E44

Ron: I'd like to see some photos of the B1 and DD1.
-Dick
by PRR5406
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: New Bettendorf trucks in the works...

Man, they are clean and beautiful!
by PRR5406
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: PRR E44
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: PRR E44

Haven't heard of one, but I do love the "odd ball" models people build and show off. There's something very nice about keeping the design in operation. Pennsy had a slug of steam and electric designs that they never preserved. That would be a collection to see!
by PRR5406
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Yes! Exactly that! That's pretty much what I want to reproduce. Whether it's a PA nose, as shown, or and FA, as desired, the pedigree is perfect. I want to cast them in 1/8th scale.
So talk to me.
by PRR5406
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: ALCO cab nose measures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

ALCO cab nose measures?

Does anyone have measurements, either actual or 1/8th scale, for the beautiful headlight configuration on an ALCO FA or PA cab unit?

Drawings would be better still. Thank you.

-Dick
LIRR FA2 #607151.jpg
ALCO FA re-purposed as HEP unit LIRR
by PRR5406
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 4804

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

If you figure it out, let me know! I have a similar panel which would be very sexy for a new Diesel-Electric!

BTW, is that locomotive a model of the "Aerotrain of Tomorrow" or a poor-man's "Flying Yankee"?
by PRR5406
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?

Thanks for the contacts, guys! Much appreciated!
by PRR5406
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?

Project for 2019 - going to add scale marker lamps to a steam locomotive and possibly make some on various scales. Right now, concentrating on PRR style four-legged markers. Are scale lenses available and from where? Looking for 1/8th scale, then perhaps larger.

Thanks!

Dick