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by johnpenn74
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 927

How to fixture a stack casting?

How does one fixture a smoke stack to machine it?
by johnpenn74
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 24
Views: 5251

Re: Glad-Hands

A little off topic.... But are US style glad hands universal around the world? Or do other countries have other solutions?

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?

WHen I was there in 2013, the shop tour was the "sure go ahead and have a look around..." Really nice guys. Which was kinda shocking given the laws and restrictions in the UK on trespassing. Everywhere you go railroads are inside fences with lots of signs talking about a 1000 Sterling fine etc..... ...
by johnpenn74
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So What scale for 42" Gauge???
Replies: 2
Views: 605

So What scale for 42" Gauge???

Fellow Livesteamers, I recently returned from the far east having visited Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tokyo this time. I saw a lot 42" gauge prototypes there (mostly built in Japan by Mitsubishi or similar) and can think of a few models to build someday. My question is this, what are some good scales for ...
by johnpenn74
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

Well, Duh.... how is it on the prototype? If you are going to build a model of 42, put the eccentrics where they go. More specifically, use the Milner design as a guide not a rule. You are changing the main rod remember? :-)

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CSME Double Tracking Progress
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

CSME Double Tracking Progress - Winter progress

Ok, time for an update. This portion of work was completed in a few work sessions between December 2018, Feb 2019 and March 2019. While water does freeze in Tennessee, it isn't impossible to keep working, that and the winter was not too harsh. The pictures are of Saddleback Wye and the dominant main...
by johnpenn74
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety chains
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Safety chains

Another simple solution is to make a double ended choke chain from a piece of chain and 2 quick disconnects. It looks SIMILAR to the one in the picture (The picture is actual an obstetrical chain for birthing calves) but you get the idea. The difference is you don't pass the chain through the eye yo...
by johnpenn74
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety chains
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Safety chains

Here a slightly different variant that is functionally the same and uses some #2 (?) welded link.
by johnpenn74
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 23
Views: 3854

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Kudos Charlie, I have always been a big fan of the earlier "Arch on Top" truck. Looks really awesome.
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by johnpenn74
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: Favorite train movie

I always kinda liked "North west Frontier" AKA Flame Over India. That and Von Ryans Express are the best.
by johnpenn74
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Re: Power Reverser questions

How are the prototypes set up?
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by johnpenn74
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 13605

Re: Signal Complexity

Why have the signals at all if you are sectioning.... The signals are there to prevent three things, front end collisions and rear end collisions and derailments from too much speed in a route change. So I have to ask, if you not going to stop at a red signal for the occupied block in front of you, ...