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by jcbrock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 4085

Re: Tom bee

Bridget and Marcel have both been very responsive to me on both the phone and email. My last small order took about 6 weeks, which I'd put in the category 'normal to better than average live steam supplier lead time'.
by jcbrock
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Re: Just add WARMTH!

I'm sure Dianne took your statement with understanding, Barry. Whomping in my opinion is not so much "error" as more a matter of "style". Some of us are quiet and unassuming, others loud and flashy. Now in Bill's example where parts actually leave the loco, that may be more towards the error end of ...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Thanks. I've always thought they put out enough heat without the roar of some methods.
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Hi Dianne, I was looking at your web page and was wondering if you'd describe your propane burner a little more? Is that a plate burner like other Manitoba folks have in their engines?
by jcbrock
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

BTW, in the 1:1 world, was there a valve inline with the boiler check valve? Most locos (maybe all) had a shutoff valve either incorporated in the check valve or between the check valve and the boiler. That's what makes a boiler check valve different from an ordinary check valve. Check valves stick...
by jcbrock
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

While we are at it, does anybody know where I can get a boiler check valve for a 1" scale locomotive? I'm going with a an angle globe valve mounted to the boiler fitting, with a globe check valve immediately preceding it until something better surfaces. This at least lets you shut off boiler pressu...
by jcbrock
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng

I would suggest the small LocoParts lubricator and the Eccentric Engineer small scale injectors. Those are both good and available.
by jcbrock
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: 1” 4-6-2 mystery eng

Agree it is LE. The pilot air tank is not standard. I would bet the boiler is not actually tapered, but the jacket is wrappered out. My original boiler was, anyway. I suspect the pipe in photos 7 & 8 on the right side is the feedwater line to an axle pump. On mine the pump outlet goes to the left si...
by jcbrock
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: Inexpensive 7.5" trucks?

Hi Dianne,

Check out Nelson Riedel's trucks, they are kinda buried on his web site:

http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Small% ... Trucks.htm
by jcbrock
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Coloured graphics?

I think the water slides would hold up fine as long as you put clear coat over them. By themselves with no clear I would think they would not last. Another alternative would be investigating the custom automotive painting scene around Winnipeg and seeing if there were any good pinstripers in the are...
by jcbrock
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 90
Views: 16302

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

John, do these have the 6'1" high doors for the R-30-11 and earlier or are they the 6'8" doors for the R-30-12 and later?
by jcbrock
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 90
Views: 16302

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

SPSteam2491 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:40 pm
It is just too darn cold here in Wisconsin to work out in the garage!
I agree, so move to the kitchen table. Of course then you may be sleeping in the garage so you'll have to use some judgement there John. I've gotten soft and start whining when it is below 50.