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by jcbrock
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 277
Views: 60665

Re: Erskine Tramway

That's an interesting piece of history Mike, I am surprised it wasn't bullhead rail.
by jcbrock
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain
Replies: 9
Views: 2791

Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Spent a lot of time volunteering - outbound train inspection and garden rwy Monday, backshop Tuesday, garden rwy Wednesday, and loadout Friday, along with a lot of time wandering around meeting friends and making new ones. It was a good time, the weather was perfect. 42 trains through the inspection...
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 3489

Re: Are you ready?

Yeah Chris, you're probably right. Triennial years kind of warp things.
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 3489

Re: Are you ready?

Too many people for me. I'll attend the following Ops meeting. Shhhh, don't tell anyone about the ops meet, let's keep it our little secret. It was already pretty crowded last year. We had four trains waiting to switch at Phillips at one point. I'm probably an A-minus, I still have to pack but I ha...
by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 6217

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

you can get the bricks CHEAP from a place that supports fireplaces / stoves. RUTLAND PRODUCTS firebricks => $30 for a set of 6 There is a farm store here in Oregon called Coastal Farm. They sell the set of 6 for around 30 bucks, but they sell individual bricks for $3. :?: I bought the individual br...
by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 6217

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Welcome to the forum. I second David's answers. I use black for everything and I would try soldering the brass shim into the slot as he has written. Good luck on your build.
by jcbrock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Removing winter debris
Replies: 20
Views: 4233

Re: Removing winter debris

I was able to spend several days this week with the big sucker. Several have asked about ballast, and I would say that was the thing that most surprised me. You have to really try if you want to suck up the ballast - it'll do it if you ground the vacuum into the rock, but that is easy to avoid. I wa...
by jcbrock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2 1/2" classification lights
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: 2 1/2" classification lights

Bryte Rails has lantern style marker lights. They're not Pyle-National or DRGW-style classification lights.

http://www.bryterails.com/index.htm?p=p105
by jcbrock
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 115996

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

You're getting there Tristan, ahead of me anyway. I'm pressing the crankshaft together. Keys everywhere, light press and Loctite 648. I sure hope it lines up!
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine
Replies: 59
Views: 22164

Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Wow I need to buy more clamps, I can see I am way under-clamped to do this kind of project. Thank you Mike for posting these details. Your construction articles in LS&OR are great, but I appreciate the extra information you provide here. The car is coming along beautifully, hopefully we'll see it at...
by jcbrock
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Generation UP Challenger tender?
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: 1st Generation UP Challenger tender?

Never say never, but I've never seen a picture of the light/early Challengers with a centipede. They were all delivered with semi-cylindrical. Be careful with the numbering indicating anything, as the light Challengers were renumbered in 1944 to 3800-3839 to make room on the roster for the modern Ch...
by jcbrock
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Card and Decal Nostalgia (July 2003)
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: IBLS Card and Decal Nostalgia (July 2003)

Yes. I know where the patch is (on a pair of overalls) and I saw the card and decal when I moved a couple years ago.