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by NP317
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18

Gorgeous work! Is the #18 the last locomotive that ran on the Kahalui Railway on Maui? Formerly from the Carson and Colorado Rwy Owens Valley operation? Or is it the C&C locomotive restored in Laws, NV? My brain wants to understand... and my books are still in storage. Thanks for posting those photo...
by NP317
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th

Thanks for taking care of this site!
~RN
by NP317
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 33555

Re: Woodinville Shops

Very nice! That will serve you well. Only suggestion: The flat-profile wheels might resist steering when loaded. I know this from my two engine stands. One has flat profile wheels (same red polymer as yours) and is difficult to rotate when loaded, while the other has slightly rounded profile wheels ...
by NP317
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

spro:
People just do the best they know how to do.
Patience, Grasshopper...
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado ****SOLD****
Replies: 26
Views: 3358

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

Thank Benj.
Yes, I referred to that website build.
Despite the differences from my loco (older drawings and compressed air operation) it did answer questions I had.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Steam in Nashville

Excellent news!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 4223

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

"The bigger problem for me is wet rail on uphill grades."

Working sanders!
~RN
by NP317
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 2761

Re: Welding Machine

I have an inverter welder that states "125%" load capability.
I haven't tried to push it that hard...yet.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Turning locomotive wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Turning locomotive wheels

Brilliant!!
They accomplish in hours what would take us days or weeks, removing/re-installing wheels for turning.
I want one!
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head

John Evans wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:19 pm
50 f lb's per BP. I do it is a cross pattern in several steps. I have seen over torque or uneven put a drag on the quill.
John: Thank you.
I will adopt that value for use with my own mill.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1939 Danvers
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: 1939 Danvers

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:52 pm
[snip]
If I scan them...does anyone have a place where they can be posted that won't rely on my personal longevity to maintain?
The IBLS website?
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 90-Ton Logging Mikado ****SOLD****
Replies: 26
Views: 3358

Re: 90-Ton Logging Mikado

Thanks for sharing your running locations. A Steam rich territory you have available in California! I grew up in Los Altos, CA, but left to Seattle in 1969. I've missed a lot of CA Live Steam Fun since then. Then again, I've operated full sized logging steamers at the NW Railway Museum (Snoqualmie, ...