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by PRR5406
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 6
Views: 448

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: 362

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: 362

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: 29
Views: 1588

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: 29
Views: 1588

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: 797

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: 29
Views: 1588

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: 29
Views: 1588

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: 29
Views: 1588

Re: Whistle advice?

Lauren Bacall was a live steamer? Never knew that!
by PRR5406
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1588

Whistle advice?

My Reading A5a usually steams at about 80 psi, although she's capable of 100 pounds before both safeties pop. Great little steamer and no complaints to speak of but...I would like to replace her whistle with something "throatier", a lower tone, and something that responds well at the 80 pound mark. ...
by PRR5406
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Free Car Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Free Car Drawings

Don't know if I'll ever build them, but I love the information! Thanks!
by PRR5406
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Cab interior

Perhaps somebody sneezed in the cab?