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by Comstock-Friend
Thu May 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 1870

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

From Johnson Supply website: "DuPont Prep-Sol Cleaning Solvent 3919S - A 6.4 VOC cleaning solvent specifically designed to remove wax, grease, silicone, dirt, tar, insect remnants, road film and pinstripe adhesives from the surface." Looks like you don't want to get it top sides if you have vinyl le...
by Comstock-Friend
Thu May 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rectangular cotter holes
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Rectangular cotter holes

All the locomotive journal boxes of that period that I have seen have rectangular cotter holes (V&T and on the Glenbrook).

Here is the Central Pacific built V&T #18 'Dayton'. Note the lead truck swing links bars...
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John Friend
by Comstock-Friend
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 3627

Re: What Engine Is This

Dan, the smoke box door is rectangular between the pumps...
by Comstock-Friend
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.6” Scale “LEACH” Sander Fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: 1.6” Scale “LEACH” Sander Fittings

Here's V&T #11 'Reno' with Leach Sanders...
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John
by Comstock-Friend
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado ****SOLD****
Replies: 36
Views: 9036

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

"Can be picked up in Brentwood CA"

Is that the Brentwood in Los Angeles or the Dublin/Livermore one?
by Comstock-Friend
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 3693

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Interesting, not a single Coventry B&O D30 0-6-0. Maybe I can be first!
by Comstock-Friend
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

Re: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under

Major material. Looks more like Galvanized than Stainless. Which was used? Either way, beautiful work.
John
by Comstock-Friend
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Utah visit
Replies: 21
Views: 5088

Re: Utah visit

Don't go to Promontory Point to see the Jupiter and 119; you want Promontory Summit. They are about 30 miles apart. The UP (former SP) mainline tracks are at Promontory Point on the Lucin Cutoff.
by Comstock-Friend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: For Sale, Front Mount Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: For Sale, Front Mount Bell

Old Superscale stock...
by Comstock-Friend
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump

Most all hydraulic cylinders I've dealt with in the last 35 years are o-rings in steel bores. Maybe better lubrication than water or steam but still...
John
by Comstock-Friend
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

Not a Bucyrus Erie but a Industrial Works of Bay City, Michigan in 1907 (construction number 1789) at the Nevada Northern at Ely. Lots of pics on the 'net and a very attractive crane. Great place to go and make your own measurements...
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John
by Comstock-Friend
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1915 1/8” scale ten wheeler
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: 1915 1/8” scale ten wheeler

It's been there a while Cary (2 or 3 years at least). When are you and Scotty getting up there? We'll be there Wednesday...

John