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by JohnHudak
Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-6-6-4 CD Rom
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: UP 4-6-6-4 CD Rom

Hi Roger, I am building (eventually) a challenger, but it will be in 3/4" scale. I have seen your website though, your castings look very impressive! Maybe you can help me with something though, are there any major differences between the Challengers of the Union Pacific, Western Maryland and the Cl...
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 23, 2003 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Direction of our Hobby?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: The Direction of our Hobby?

Hollihan, I never said that I thought diesel owners were second class citizens, I merely said that I didn't care for diesels. There ARE a lot of people at my club with diesels that do a lot of work! Also the numbers that Fred quoted are an indication that large scale railroading is growing, but the ...
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Direction of our Hobby?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

The Direction of our Hobby?

Hi Everyone, I just spent the last few days looking at photos of the various live steam meets around the country, and have noticed that it seems like I am seeing more and more new diesels and less new steam locomotives. I wonder if this is a sign of things to come, the fact that our hobby seems to b...
by JohnHudak
Wed Mar 19, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-6-6-4 CD Rom
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

UP 4-6-6-4 CD Rom

Hi Everyone, I seem to remember that the UPHS was putting together a CD Rom of 4-6-6-4 Challenger prints, but I've been all over their web site and can't find any news of it, has anyone heard anything about it? John
by JohnHudak
Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need Help/Comments
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Need Help/Comments

Thanks for all the suggestions, I have a welder friend who says that it can't be welded because it's too thin in that area and it would burn through. I like the idea of the liquid metal, but I'll talk to a sales rep about it. I guess brazing would probably be the best way, can I braze it with my Sie...
by JohnHudak
Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need Help/Comments
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Need Help/Comments

Hi Everyone, Slight problem, I am going to try and use a recently found set of piston valve cylinder castings to replace the slide valve cylinders that I was planning on using on my Yankee 4-6-6T Project. The problem I found while cleaning them up, is that there seems to be a hole (casting flaw) bet...
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: You should be able to get a bank money order ...

Hi Unk, Actually that photo was taken in my basement, I bought the challenger from someone who stored it in his garage though/ hence the rust...... actually, it's not as bad as it looks in the photo. John
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: You should be able to get a bank money order ...

Patrik, Which one do you like? If you go with the Switcher, you will need to convert dimensions to metric, and some of the sizes of steel, brass that Kozo uses are typical English sizes, 5/8"x5/8", 1/2"x2" for example.... If you go with the Shay, you will be much more familiar with the sizes of stee...
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: You should be able to get a bank money order ...

Patrik, No, the switcher is not in metric. Kozo did four books, the Shay and the Climax are in metric, while the Heisler and the Switcher are in english. Oh and by the way, since you asked me, I have attached another photo of the switcher, if you can see behind it, there is a future project, it is a...
by JohnHudak
Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: You should be able to get a bank money order ...

Patrik, That is another idea for you, Kozos shay is also a very good project, and unlike the Switcher, it is dimensioned in metric, which for you will be a lot easier than for us.... also, since there is no tender (so to speak) it shouldn't take as long to build. John
by JohnHudak
Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: Kozo A3 Switcher

Patrik, I can't help you in deciding which one is easier, I've never seen the Raritan book. However, if you are concerned about building the valve gear for the 0-4-0, believe me, by the time you get to it, you will have no problems with it. Kozo has a way of teaching as he goes along, easier parts f...
by JohnHudak
Wed Feb 26, 2003 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 Switcher
Replies: 57
Views: 9021

Re: Kozo A3 Switcher

Hi Lekeatin, I have built the Kozo switcher, it is a very good beginner project. Kozo takes you through every step of the construction, if you have never built a locomotive, I highly recommend it to be your first..... I will try and post a photo of mine, (my camera is making the pictures too big for...