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by PRR5406
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 34
Views: 1423

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Beside being exact to the plan, the obvious advantage of CNC is knocking out identical copies of a shape. Learning to use one is the learning curve for us "geezers". Being honest, most of us like to have our hands on the production, too.
There's a good argument and place for both techniques.
by PRR5406
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 163
Views: 33241

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

What an achievement!
by PRR5406
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

Just to report back to the group. My Mintz whistle works like a dream on my Reading A5a. It sounds like a choir at lower pressures and at 100 psi, she'll scream a bit over the harmony, but still sounds great. It's a really nice steam locomotive voice.
by PRR5406
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: LALS Film 1967

I'd like to know which were coal fired as opposed to oil or propane fired. Somewhat like colleague cp4449, I'd like to know the condition of the boilers today, and if the locos are static displays, under a pile of hay in a barn, or still operated.
Aren't old movies something?
by PRR5406
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 7 3/8" gage
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: 7 3/8" gage

Glad to hear some discussion of the theory. Thanks, guys!
by PRR5406
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 7 3/8" gage
Replies: 6
Views: 764

7 3/8" gage

I was recently advised that spacing my rails at 7 3/8" gauge was the best way to avoid issues with track joints and the like. I'd like to hear what other builders of back yard track (in the east) have to say about it.

Dick
by PRR5406
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

My Mintz whistle is 9 3/8" length, and about 1 78" diameter
by PRR5406
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

Just received the Mintz whistle in the mail, and I think this is going to do exactly what I want. Great tone, beautiful sound, works well on lung power. This is good.
by PRR5406
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: the Hunchbacks of MLS (and others)

My understanding is, it was hotter than blazes in Montreal last weekend.
by PRR5406
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

All this advice and discussion is wonderful. I'm certain we are touching a number of steamer needs and questions.
by PRR5406
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

I decided to give the Mintz whistle a try. Seems to have a nice sound and works on less pressure. We shall see!
by PRR5406
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

Re: Whistle advice?

Lauren Bacall was a live steamer? Never knew that!