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by jcbrock
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Berkshire
Replies: 64
Views: 17137

Re: Building a Berkshire

Grant, you are going to have this thing on the track by the end of the month at this rate. A couple thoughts on your 8-32 fastener search. The standard wisdom offered here is to get them from American Model Engineering Supply, I've done it and they've worked well for me. I've also been able to find ...
by jcbrock
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Information on Builders
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Information on Builders

I'll second Matt that the Chippewa members are great people.

Both clubs in the Denver area have 4 3/4" gauge track too, so it might be worth checking them out to find if any members are actively building.
by jcbrock
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo
Replies: 70
Views: 7593

Re: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo

I had a slide of the triple-powered train Tom and I mentioned. I wish Mike Massee had been around then, we'd have a lot better photos. That's Seymour shooting video on the train. This is crossing Seymour's driveway at the exit of the upper loop, that's their home above. http://forum.railroadforum.co...
by jcbrock
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo
Replies: 70
Views: 7593

Re: Goleta Valley Western on NatGeo

Brings back memories. We usually stayed at the Miramar, and it was fun to sit on the bar deck and lift a drink to the Amtrak crew as they blew threw the hotel grounds. Other memories: Being up on the trestle at night one time when it was clear as a bell, looking out over the Santa Barbara Channel wi...
by jcbrock
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Millrite vertical mill
Replies: 27
Views: 7859

Re: Millrite vertical mill

71" with no riser in my case, and also that is from the bottom of the base to the top of the motor case, no floor mounts included. An additional consideration is the headroom to pull the drawbar if you need to, although you could rotate the head to the side to do that.
by jcbrock
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Millrite vertical mill
Replies: 27
Views: 7859

Re: Millrite vertical mill

Chris, my MVN is just under 71". It probably varies an inch or two depending on the motor.
by jcbrock
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Burke Millrite Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Burke Millrite Parts

Thank you Harold, I'll have the UPS man bring me some 4340. I was just trying to get going again this weekend with what I had on hand.
by jcbrock
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Burke Millrite Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Burke Millrite Parts

Slight hijack but I just stripped the drawbar on my MVN. It's an R-8, half-inch shaft, 18.5" long with the bottom 3.125" the 7/16-20 thread. About 3/4" of thread is damaged. I'd like to get this going this weekend, and have a shorter piece of 1/2" drill rod. Thinking about parting the shaft on the l...
by jcbrock
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sante Fe Locomotives
Replies: 28
Views: 4338

Re: Sante Fe Locomotives

I really like the 3800 class 2-10-2's myself. Can someone tell me though, what the third chamber is above the valve and piston chambers on the cylinder block, for example in the photo of Mike Weldon's 4-8-4? Is that some sort of exhaust steam heat exchanger for feedwater heat?
by jcbrock
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any upcoming reprint of Master Railroad Builder book
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: Any upcoming reprint of Master Railroad Builder book

Great book, I'm on page 255! In spite of that, it is a very high quality book, Steve had very high standards, and really not crazy at $100 compared to some of what you get for that today. Crazy is the late Terry Martin's first DHR book - Halfway to Heaven. There are two used on Amazon - $900 and $72...
by jcbrock
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plans for the Southern Ry Ms4
Replies: 22
Views: 3224

Re: Plans for the Southern Ry Ms4

Model Railroader, January 1982

It's a copy of a USRA Heavy Mikado, so you could probably use any USRA Heavy Mikado plan and detail from photos. Then you'd be down to finding the correct tender drawings.

It's a great-looking locomotive.
by jcbrock
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arresting for char (and in general)
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Spark arresting for char (and in general)

Dan, those were the rules laid down by our board for the meet due to our dry conditions in the midwest. I was not privy to the discussions leading up to them but there are at least two I can think of: 1) We wanted to reduce the size of the fire crew at that point as people drift off to home/bed/etc....