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by LivingLegend
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Differences between Mosely and L.S. Pyle National MO6 Generators?
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Differences between Mosely and L.S. Pyle National MO6 Generators?

Francis Moseley was the founder of Servo Products. Both the CNC mini mill and lathe were shown by Servo at trade shows.... The mill was often demonstrated by machining copies of the MO6 turbine wheel. The lathe was a Hardinge HSL-59 "Simple Operation Lathe", which had 9" swing and a bed length of ar...
by LivingLegend
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: Fittings

Here is what I wrote in answer to a similar question posted a few years ago.... One thing you DON'T want to use inside your smokebox.... Would be any fittings made from a "yellow" free machining brass such as 360 brass. The high zinc content in these brasses will burn/leech out under the high smokeb...
by LivingLegend
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pins, Material and Clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Crank Pins, Material and Clearance

I'd go with 4140HT, which is pre-hardened to Rc32. 4140HT machines nicely and threading the pins shouldn't be any problem.

If you want to go really exotic, you can use 52100 heat treated and ground.... But 4140HT will more than do the job.

LL
by LivingLegend
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: And we are back!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6580

Re: And we are back!!

Sigh.... I know that the look of provided upgrades are at the mercy of the companies who write them. But since Windows 8 came onto the scene, screen graphics have become flat, bland, are all cookie cutter in appearance and contain less information/text per screen area view.... All brought about and ...
by LivingLegend
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design
Replies: 23
Views: 5233

Re: Looking for Harry Haas ATSF Northern design

As I recall, Harry used a trailing truck frame cast from the pattern made for Lew Soibelman's ATSF 2-10-4. I believe Jack Sessums made that pattern.

LL
by LivingLegend
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Has anyone every tried to build an SP 2-8-8-4 AC-9?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Has anyone every tried to build an SP 2-8-8-4 AC-9?

....However, I have had trouble locating any drawings and I'm starting to wonder if the original Lima drawings still exist. Besides the erecting and cross sections, Roger Goldmann has a few other drawings for the AC9 ( http://www.livesteamlocomotives.com/drawings/sp_ac-9_2-8-8-4.htm ). These drawin...
by LivingLegend
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Has anyone every tried to build an SP 2-8-8-4 AC-9?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Has anyone every tried to build an SP 2-8-8-4 AC-9?

Ed Yungling's cab forward is an AC10 class, not an AC12.

LL
by LivingLegend
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Identify the engineer and location
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: Identify the engineer and location

... Don't recognize the engineer.

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by LivingLegend
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Identify the engineer and location
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: Identify the engineer and location

The cars in the photo were were kept at LALS and were stored in the cabinets under the counter/bench top of the original steam plant... which was located on the east side of and adjacent to the 1" turntable. I guess one could say they were the LALS 1" club cars. I don't remember who built them. I wa...
by LivingLegend
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec
Replies: 13
Views: 2867

Re: Modeltec

I wrote in error... had Smith's name on the brain after reading it. It was George Broad. I talked to him on the phone to get a replacement for an issue I had lost not long before Modeltec went belly up.

Unlike many, I admit to it when I write/say something in error.

LL
by LivingLegend
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec
Replies: 13
Views: 2867

Re: Modeltec

Modeltec began in the mid 1980s and was published into the early 2000s. Bill Fitt, published Live Steam and later started Modeltec. Modeltec was taken over by Smith from the Fitt family following Bill's death.

LL
by LivingLegend
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

Last time I visited the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel was the last time N&W 611 ran from Birmingham to Chattanooga back in the 90s. I would usually chase the steam excursions NS made out of Birmingham..... 611, 1218, 4501, A&WP 290, etc. NS used the hotel as the end of the first leg of the "steam trai...