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by mjahn
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ridge Live Steamers Winter 2013-2014 Happenings
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Ridge Live Steamers Winter 2013-2014 Happenings

Is there a track plan published anywhere showing the logging line?
by mjahn
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard Cylinder for PSC Dummy Brake Cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 3264

Re: Clippard Cylinder for PSC Dummy Brake Cylinder

Thank you Bob! The short answer is yes and no. I ordered sleeve bearings to center the cylinders in the dummies. I also started on the push rods for the brake cylinders but I've determined that cutting threads on them with a die won't cut it, so I'm going to have to learn how to cut threads on my la...
by mjahn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Air Brake Question
Replies: 90
Views: 14356

Re: Air Brake Question

Are those the ones that are for sale on DLS? What's the operational lifespan been on the O-Rings? Have they ever let go without a train separation?
by mjahn
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cleaning an engine?
Replies: 24
Views: 2649

Re: Cleaning an engine?

Just pre-clean the kids with a swimming pool... ;)
by mjahn
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: building a 3" scale bobber caboose
Replies: 111
Views: 23406

Re: building a 3" scale bobber caboose

Aww man, I wish I was half as good at finished carpentry as the work you're doing mike!
by mjahn
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GGLS member "Bill Brower"
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: GGLS member "Bill Brower"

Fascinating. Does it have to lay down some kind of solvent ahead of the brushes in order to clean properly?
by mjahn
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GGLS member "Bill Brower"
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: GGLS member "Bill Brower"

What's the advantage of a track cleaning car in our scales?
by mjahn
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "What, me worry?"
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Re: "What, me worry?"

Semantics are overrated, changing one term can make a very nuanced but significant change in the meaning of that statement. It happens all the time on the law, where such assumptions can become 7 figure or decades' long mistakes. Don't write a statement off to semantics until you've at least explore...
by mjahn
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lee Wright IBLS Wandering Locomotive Book
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Lee Wright IBLS Wandering Locomotive Book

I never met Lee but he's the main reason I care for attention in 1/8th scale as much as I do. Seeing his Husky Stack inspired me to get into intermodal equipment, I was going to build black multi-purpose cars before that. His site has been gone for what, going on 2 years now? How did you find this t...
by mjahn
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Truck load of truck wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Truck load of truck wheels

That's to encourage people to stay out of the truck's blind spots!
by mjahn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 166670

Re: my project

Is feed water going to run through that heater box?
by mjahn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 631
Views: 103381

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

On the subject of maneuvering, is the back truck on the loco going to be a swing bolster?