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by JKreider
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Jacket
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

David: Actually, the Berkshire chassis that I have right now (It will be on air next week if all goes well) is the fifth one that I have put together and everyone tells me that I'd better keep this one, so I think I'm going to. I've run four other Berkshires that my customers have finished so I did ...
by JKreider
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains NKP Berkshire
Replies: 34
Views: 8341

Jim: You are probably referring to Vaughan Cherry. Vaughan has had some health issues and never did too much more with the locomotive. It is very well along and has been steamed, but not finished. Glad the parts could help you on your 25NC. I guess the Berkshire had some rather well proportioned par...
by JKreider
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains NKP Berkshire
Replies: 34
Views: 8341

Mike: Yes that is the same engine that was at Bitter Creek on the 4th of July. In about a month Tom and I are going to have my chassis on air and then start the detail treatment on it. Tom says that he visualizes a meet in southern California with four NKP Berkshires there under steam: Peter's, Tom'...
by JKreider
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains NKP Berkshire
Replies: 34
Views: 8341

Tom Lawson of San Bernardino, CA just got his engine on air. Now the detailing begins.
Two photos attached.
Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In search of a Mechanical Engineer
Replies: 37
Views: 4971

Dave: Perhaps a good way to put this is that the pressure rating is nothing more than that, pure pressure. It does not take into account the potential energy (expansive energy) inherent in the fluid being contained. A compressible fluid, such as compressed air, contains a lot more of this energy tha...
by JKreider
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Real Trains NKP Berkshire
Replies: 34
Views: 8341

Guys: Thanks for all the nice comments about the Berkshire. I tried to put together a model which would be a pretty good representation of the prototype. They seem to have turned out well and have been a rather popular locomotive with live steamers. Dave Bortz; It was your dad and Wayne Karn in Mich...
by JKreider
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Number boards origin?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Here are some of the first castings for the Pyle National NKP number boards.
I'm working on some mold tweeks and the electrical stuff, but progress is being made.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oops!
Replies: 40
Views: 6759

I guess my heart is still in fairly good shape because it was able to withstand this latest bit of trauma associated with one of "my babies". It took me a while to stop shaking. Its been suggested that I add some blubs to my parts catalog like; "build and operate at your own risk", or "takes a licki...
by JKreider
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Number boards origin?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Well Jack I'm still learning how to use that RP machine to spit out parts that look like the parts that you make. I haven't got there yet. I had to do something since that human RP machine who lives in Grover Beach is much too busy to work on Berkshire parts, ha,ha!! Your right-too much fun! David: ...
by JKreider
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Number boards origin?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Since all ot the major castings and sheet metal parts are developed for the Berkshire "kit", I've turned my efforts torward developing castings for more of the detail parts on the Berkshire and the number boards are part of that effort. Hopefully I'll have some news on those by mid-March. LL is righ...
by JKreider
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ray Pennell
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Ray Pennell

I certainly agree with you David. Ray was a nice guy. What a shock to learn of his passing.

He had built some Berkshire boilers for me and the workmanship was excellent.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Something To Look At
Replies: 20
Views: 4742

Armrest

On the Berkshire it was hinged on the inside so the cab window could be closed.