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by NP317
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: They just don't get it
Replies: 103
Views: 12445

Re: They just don't get it

gwrdriver wrote:
Pontiacguy1 wrote:Most kids . . . just don't know any better because they haven't been exposed to anything else.
That is EXACTLY the point and why I say that every such "don't get it" encounter is an opportunity to educate and recruit.
My thoughts, too.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A NSW 24 class mogul in 5" gauge, 9/8" : 1' scale
Replies: 10
Views: 2723

Re: A NSW 24 class mogul in 5" gauge, 9/8" : 1' scale

Good looking work, and a nice model. I'll be watching your good progress. It seems so pleasantly simple to use springs and no equalization. Our USA prototypes require equalization due to endemic rough track conditions here during those years, unlike "more civilized" railroads around the world. ((-; ...
by NP317
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rapid Prototype and model railroading
Replies: 25
Views: 3103

Re: Rapid Prototype and model railroading

PSeyfrit wrote:My father was at an international conference where he had to act as an interpreter between the man from Texas and the one from England.
Heck, I've had to do that (translate texas to local) here in Seattle!
That's a true measure of the flexibility of the English language.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: deburring tool
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: deburring tool

First Nation Peoples cry for the buffalo.
We should too.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: They just don't get it
Replies: 103
Views: 12445

Re: They just don't get it

Quote:
"...that fist encounter would have been the end of it..."

Perfectly said... ((-:
~RN
by NP317
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So what with the spindle in my pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: So what with the spindle in my pump?

The two-valve set up acts as an "amplifier", letting the smaller "trip-rod" valve control larger steam inputs to the cylinders via the shuttle valve.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CAD files
Replies: 60
Views: 7927

Re: CAD files

Most of the discussion quotes law that is meant for infringement of sound /film recordings and the like. Furthermore it is a complaint offense, or whatever you call it over there, the damaged party must file a complaint at a court. Your local district attorney does not sue by himself. So most of th...
by NP317
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: check valves for 1/8" tubing
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: check valves for 1/8" tubing

Locoparts: http://www.locoparts.biz/
and
Superscale: http://www.superscale.biz/Superscale2/Index.html
also manufacture and sell inline check valves.

I have also modified commercial copper-tubing fittings to include internal ball checks, for lubricator input lines.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: They just don't get it
Replies: 103
Views: 12445

Re: They just don't get it

Eric M. stated: "Honestly I really enjoy sharing the hobby with mainstream public. Steam is magical. It's inherently compelling and people are curious. I'm not necessarily trying to "recruit" people for the hobby. I'm just trying to make people a little more steam literate and share my passion a bit...
by NP317
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vacuum diaphragm
Replies: 11
Views: 1606

Re: Vacuum diaphragm

I use the Mountain Car Co. vacuum brakes shown above, and have learned one issue that should be attended to before putting them in service: The plastic body material is relatively soft and the threads for the screw eye-bolt in the vacuum cylinder will wear and begin leaking air, decreasing the avail...
by NP317
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: They just don't get it
Replies: 103
Views: 12445

Re: They just don't get it

Great stories all. Thanks for sharing. Having taught hands-on Manufacturing processes (machining, casting, welding, assembly/fitting, etc.) at Univ. of Washington (Seattle) Mechanical Engineering College for 11 years, I found all sorts of personalities and knowledge levels among the undergraduate an...
by NP317
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tenders for propane operation
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Tenders for propane operation

I decided to create a separate "Engineering Car" that carries a large (forklift) horizontal propane tank, plus a tool box that is also a passenger seat. The seat box can be placed so the passenger is facing forward, or facing aft when they are acting as the Conductor, keeping watch over the passenge...