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by BClemens
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam-operated cylinder drains
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

Re: Steam-operated cylinder drains

Where's that Bill Shields guy?!!
by BClemens
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.

Similar to this: Ordered a G scale EBT hopper by LBG to dimension but it is not correct... and still need correct measurements. May have to be by eye?
by BClemens
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.

OR dimensioned drawings of said hopper car for which I will most happily and greatfully pay an enticing bribe for. This hopper car is similar to any early steel two bay three foot gauge hopper car but the EBT ones are in the era of interest. We would also enjoy a source for Vulcan truck castings in ...
by BClemens
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turning radius
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Turning radius

I believe the best way to 'calculate' the minimum turning radius of a specific locomotive is to lay the drivers out (such as the left side drivers) on a plan drawing (from above) in the largest scale that you can with great detail for tread profile. In CAD you're able to do this in full scale. At th...
by BClemens
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: Ed Perry

Any socialist country can afford a copper firebox; and a total copper boiler for that matter - why be cheap when spending other peoples money? The choice for steel for the outside shell is great though - there must have been an engineer involved somewhere in the craft.
by BClemens
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: The Green Goddess is for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 12
Views: 4752

Re: The Green Goddess is for sale

Gee thanks Marty, you caught me goofing off at the camera. Sandy scolded me for doing it and now it's published!
Anyhow, everyone here is very impressed with 'your' engine - The Green Goddess. We will take great care of her for you.
Bill
by BClemens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam CNC Defender
Replies: 17
Views: 2926

Re: Live Steam CNC Defender

I don't see how a present day machine shop cannot get along without both CNC and 'manual' machines. Although CNC machines can be used as a manual machine but certainly not vise-versa. The versatility of a CNC lathe is 10fold over a manual one basically because of the ability to make minute adjustmen...
by BClemens
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 8221

Re: Whistle advice?

Since the volume of the chamber lowers the tone and length lowers the note (maybe someone has tried this..), what would happen if a four chime was reduced to a two chime. So each half is one note and a web is taken partially to the end of the barrel so that the single chamber is one long one ending ...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: Foundry Question

'OK Foundry' in Richmond, VA. https://okfoundry.com/

Had some loco cylinders cast there a long time ago. They were 1" scale 0-6-0 cylinders cast without coring the bore. Even so, they machined like Meehanite they were so pure - no holes and no hard spots. They do excellent work.

BC
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE

That engineer knows Dave - he blew the horn - "Hay Dave" Didn't you notice the nice lady in the green blouse tried and tried to get you to notice her....come on Dave! She wanted to take you home. This is great! Makes me happy to see commerce keeping the rails alive. Now we need to increase US made p...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 6660

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Glenn, Yes; in answer to your question. Wheelchair motors and their gearboxes are quite sophisticated and a very commercially reliable product. There are many aftermarket speed controls for them too. I built a 'segway clone' a while back and used two wheelchair motors that were geared down again (vi...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TODAYS PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2619

Re: TODAYS PRODUCTION

Alright Dave - we're gonna check out some cooking videos. While we are totally off topic - remember the 'snuggles' hot dog buns? I've made a pan for eight of the authentic bun shape - the beauty is you can make rye or pumpernickel hot dog buns or whatever.... I'm in charge of baking at my house. OK ...