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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 3521

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, 9” South bends generally came with 1/4 and 1/2 hp motors. Sometimes it’s beneficial to replace those old motors with 1/2 to 3/4 hp, because of changes in the footplate mounting bolt patterns. But I don’t think you be satisfied with something as large as 1.5 hp. Way to much power and torque for...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 3521

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan, +1 for a 12” x48” lathe, or better. There seems to be a fair selection of used stuff on Craig’s list these days. Prices are a bit higher than they used to be, but you never know what somebody will take until you talk to them. Just be carful, old lathes are nearly always worn out. Not always, b...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Puget Sound Miniature Railway Society
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Puget Sound Miniature Railway Society

Hello All, We will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at our house in Woodinville, Washington, to discuss organizing the Puget Sound Miniature Railway Society, and selecting a back country 1 to 3 mile miniature train corridor to conduct forest restoration and watershed conservat...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Sonoma Train Town
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Sonoma Train Town

Hi Mr Ron, Yes, the place is much improved since the earlier days. Wish I could post the videos, but we have no way to do so on Chaski, and you tube doesn’t recognize my iPhone videos for some unknown reason. TT’s layout is very well done. The track doubles around on itself several times, yet you do...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Sonoma Train Town
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Sonoma Train Town

Visited Sonoma Train Town last weekend. They have Improved the place rather nicely since I was there last. alas, only their 15” ga road switcher was running on Saturday, and we had to drive back into SF that afternoon, so no chance to see their steamer fired up the next day. Well worth a visit for a...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: 1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive

I’ve only heard of one 1 1/2” scale Cagney, and that was a one off build of some sort... their may be others in private Hands. Anybody else know...?
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 22
Views: 3408

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Yes, I would be interested in a 250-300 psi gauge also- preferably larger than 2” diameter. Tiny gauges aren’t meant to be seen very well! I can live with a bit of distortion in the scale when it comes to safety and ease of reading.:)
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Old style passenger trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Old style passenger trucks

Odduck, Just a bit of background regarding your castings. Indeed they are passenger car trucks from circa 1900. Except that in those days the frames were wood, oak usually, and the vertical horseshoe shaped axle bearing journals were through bolted to the top side timber. Also, at least on the car I...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 29
Views: 6331

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

One question - how do you verify the gauges will accurately register what they indicate on the gauge?

I’d be interested in maybe a couple of gauges, if they register at least up to 250 PSI.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club

Ryan, no can’t image dual use ROW being a difficultly, unless it were blind crossings , say a steep downhill mountain bike trail, shooting across the track. For 15” gauge I figure you need 40” minimum width ROW, for ties and ballast, plus 16” to 24” for drainage ditches, if needed, each side. So sta...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club

Update on motive power - I’ve received interest from a local live steamer in possibly regauging his MTC G16 and running on our proposed track. So current equipment roster stands at four locomotives- the possible G16, my 1904 4-4-0, an electric center cab switcher and a scratch built sort of GE SW 12...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 540
Views: 114964

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, congrats of topping 100k views!

Glenn