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by Kevin_S
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project
Replies: 546
Views: 133547

Re: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project

After my daughter ran my steamer, she hardley ever runs her electric. I asked her about it, in which she replied "it's boring, compared to the steamer"
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Progress On My RRSC 4-4-0
Replies: 155
Views: 29454

Re: Progress On My RRSC 4-4-0

Dwight, what I did on my RRSC 173 was to use 1/4" plate steel silver soldered 5/16" half round brass to the edge then put oak vanier on top. You get the look of wood on top with the weight of steel underneth, plus it makes it easier to bolt the running boards from the bottom.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chains, they bind me...
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: Chains, they bind me...

Well, I finally got the braided line tested at work. Unfortunatly they tested lower then expected. The barb pulled out from the line at around 250 lbs of force, see pictures. I was talking with the quailty personal, we came up with another idea, what about adding roughly a 3/16 thick cable where you...
by Kevin_S
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: bearings in valve links
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

bearings in valve links

As I am getting my American ready for its new boiler. I noticed there was some slop in the valve linkage. Looking at reaming out the holes then adding bronze bushings. Thinking of all the work, and then probably having to repeat this proccess a few years down the line. The idea came to me what about...
by Kevin_S
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chains, they bind me...
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: Chains, they bind me...

And now for something completely different. What about using the air/ vacuum line as the safety chain link between cars. I have a set of metal braded lines that was orginaly designed for paint ball setups. This way you can have something between cars that looks some what realistic as opposed to a bi...
by Kevin_S
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bobber Caboose
Replies: 268
Views: 41601

Re: Bobber Caboose

Jack, thanks for invinting us over, it was a pleasure to see your shop! As for a a yellow glow for and LED, just get a yellow LED. I have three sitting in my headlight on my American.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eureka Project
Replies: 183
Views: 40852

Re: Eureka Project

Dave, the engine is not green it is just the way the light is reflecting off it. I know for a fact that the color on the Sonoma is a mixture of a cobolt with some iron gray mixed in to accheive close to a Russian Iron Blue. I know this because I am the person who had that color mixed to match a colo...
by Kevin_S
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB larger steamer
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

WTB larger steamer

I am loking for a little larger steamer to buy. I am looking for either an Atlanic or a Pacific, 7.5" gauge, oil fired if possible. I am looking for pretty much a turn key locomotive. I have looked around Discover Live Steam, but have not recived any response back in over a week. If you know of any ...
by Kevin_S
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: wheel and box work
Replies: 27
Views: 4775

Re: wheel and box work

One trick you could do to not have the thick paint build up would have been to adjust the fan pattern down to a needle spray pattern, also adjust the paint down to a fine mist while turning the air down to accomodate.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: coragated sheet metal
Replies: 19
Views: 4019

coragated sheet metal

Dose anybody know of a source of close to scale coragated sheet metalor know a trick on how to make some?
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: All American pressure gauge question?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: All American pressure gauge question?

My old one screwed on, it was a very fine thread.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: copper boiler repair pt. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 883

copper boiler repair pt. 3

Well, I got the two stay bolts fixed and they held pressure. The bad part is that one of the stays next to it started leaking. After fixing that one the other side leaked, as well as another one , and a few different weeping stays. So, I know what I am asking Santa for; a new boiler. Thank you for a...