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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 9485

Re: liability Insurance

Just received a comment on Facebook about a potential third insurance vendor. For those who are interested, the agency is McRail Insurance. Ask for Tripp.

They have a web site that states they specialize in Railroad insurance.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 48
Views: 8370

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

John, seems like a lot of similarities between your Australian 24” sugar cane and WW2 railroading equipment and the 600 mm trench railway equipment of WW1. Just wondering if you have researched the WW1 trench railway history at all? It’s really quite fascinating how much detail is preserved, and to ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 125
Views: 15226

Re: Woodinville Shops

Pretty good weekend so far. Laid in 16’ of cribbing and fill, then finalized grade for the third car siding leading off the turntable. Today hoisted and blocked the poor old Yard Goat up off the ground and pushed her onto the turntable in preparation for a move onto the soon to be new third siding. ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 48
Views: 8370

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Nice work John. Glad to see it finished and running.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring rigging question
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Spring rigging question

Ken, I see no one has replied to your inquiry. You might PM Russ Noe aka NP317. Russ may be familiar with the prototype design you are asking about.

Good luck. Very interesting question about construction detail.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arrester design
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Spark arrester design

Steve and Pat, Thanks much for your design ideas and photos. Both are very interesting. I bought some bronze mesh to experiment with, mostly as it was readily available with no waiting time to acquire. Will be firing up the Loco over the next day or two to experiment and see what happens. Will post ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 9485

Re: liability Insurance

Hello all, I’ve been in touch in Brian Merriam owner of American insurance Agency, located in Schnectedy, NY. Brian’s approach is a bit different than Specality Insurance, in that they would like to reach out to everyone who may be interested in liability insurance and Build a base of possible clien...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bradford Milling Machine
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Bradford Milling Machine

Can anyone recommend a Bradford Milling Machines. Appears to be maybe a 1980’s vintage Bridgeport clone, in decent shape, and well cared for. Curious what kind of a reputation they have? No idea yet what the asking price is.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arrester design
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Spark arrester design

On an earlier thread a couple of people who have operated these conical shaped stacks on full sized locomotives said they did not work, as the shape and various apparatus inside the stack kills draft. Some do indeed capture sparks, but renders the boiler more or less useless. Another sidelight I rem...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 9485

Re: liability Insurance

Another update - not much to add. I checked again this week, was advised three of their underwriters declined to insure because it’s not a commercial operation. mike is awaiting additional responses from his other contacts. He will advise when he hears something positive.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arrester design
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Spark arrester design

Thanks Marty, the only thing I was able to find locally is some bronze “hardware cloth”. Maybe 1/8” mesh size. Hardware store also had some 1/4” galvanized screen, but it didn’t look durable enuf. And way to large to capture embers. The cloth is Probably to fine a mesh size, but at least it’s a star...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arrester design
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Spark arrester design

Marty, what mesh size are you using? Does your design inhibit draft to much?

Thanks
Glenn