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by FredR
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington style Duplex Water Pump Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Worthington style Duplex Water Pump Questions

Just out of curiosity. Can you be hearing the check valve ball hitting the seat?
by FredR
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric motor for 1/8 scale electric engine
Replies: 22
Views: 5572

Re: Electric motor for 1/8 scale electric engine

I'm not going to hijack the thread but talking about third rail and overhead wires..... Since most of the electrics run at 48v, would it still be a safety issue using a low voltage? I suppose the current is what is actually going to be an issue.... FYI, don't yell at me about this, I am just simply ...
by FredR
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: How to MU locomotives?
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: How to MU locomotives?

I don't know why you couldn't use two identical controllers, one in each engine. Use a dual pot, whatever resistance is required, and run either one cable to the head that will feed both pots, shut offs, etc., or use two seperate cables to go to each engine. Or if you want, use two seperate cables a...
by FredR
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE BIG HUDSON
Replies: 32
Views: 15864

Re: THE BIG HUDSON

Wow! That's a lot of hillside!
hudson wrote:There are several videos available on Youtube:


regards,
hudson
by FredR
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale Mining Wagon
Replies: 17
Views: 4596

Re: 3" scale Mining Wagon

I have to admit, I thought it was rusted steel as well. Any plans on maybe producing some plans or building photos? It would sort of like to build something like it......
by FredR
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: grabirons
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: grabirons

If you look, he was asking about the steel grabirons, which is the second link. They are $2.
by FredR
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: grabirons
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: grabirons

Those are going to be Bob Pederson's at Railroad Warehouse... http://www.livesteam.com/carparts/G-7015.html http://www.livesteam.com/carparts/G-7017.html I have dealt with Bob several times and he is a good person to deal with. In fact, that's the same way I started with him. I bought reef end casti...
by FredR
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibly of interest to steam lovers
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Possibly of interest to steam lovers

Hey!! I never thought about getting sponsors!!!! Now I can order that engine I never could!! :wink:
by FredR
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restoring a MEG steam 'Wendy'
Replies: 107
Views: 19738

Re: New year, new project...restoring a 'Wendy'

I wonder how many daddies would be stone cold jealous that they can't do dollhouse details as good for their little girl :lol: After a very busy January and February dealing with the B-Class project, here is a small update on the MEG. The cab is now largely finished. There are few more trim details ...
by FredR
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restoring a MEG steam 'Wendy'
Replies: 107
Views: 19738

Re: New year, new project...restoring a 'Wendy'

I was getting ready to snap on you until I read the message :-) I was going to ride you about painting that nice wood with that nasty old red paint :-)

Harlock wrote:By the way, if anyone is curious, here is what the factory Wendy looked like, with it's very simple to build but ugly saddle tank.
by FredR
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Maxitrax on TV
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Maxitrax on TV

Just last night, I was watching do they do it and they were at an US freight yard with a hump. They started of calling the freight cars.... "carriages"..... been ok if they were in Europe!! no offense to our oversea members :-) HA! FredR - on some of their episodes I couldn't agree more! Maybe they ...