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by LivingLegend
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

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...
by LivingLegend
Fri May 27, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Curtis Ferrington
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Curtis Ferrington

Check you PM box

LL
by LivingLegend
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gunmetal, etc.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Gunmetal, etc.....

As Cary Mentioned, Charlie used 7075 for his side and main rods. Charlie also used needle bearings instead of bronze bushings in the rods along with hardened crankpins on his El Gobernador. I left Los Angeles during the late 1980s and wasn't around when Charlie built is CP 4-8-0. But knowing Charlie...
by LivingLegend
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gunmetal, etc.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Gunmetal, etc.....

Let's cut to the chase and make it simple.... If you are inquiring about bronze for use as a bearing material for axle bearings, main and side rod bearings, valve motion bushings, etc. First choice would be phosphor bronze. Second choice would be 932 (aka 660) bearing bronze. Aluminum bronze would a...
by LivingLegend
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steamed Hams
Replies: 28
Views: 5685

Re: Steamed Hams

That would be the Goldsby (sp) brothers I believe. They did run at the 1985 IBLS Meet in California (LALS) Upon returning to Michigan after the meet , Their truck overturned and the engine had lots of damage They had the engine on display at the 2013 NAMES show in Wyandotte MI. I believe ..beautifu...
by LivingLegend
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for a former LALS member
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Looking for a former LALS member

John Reynolds, Sr., passed away many years ago. His son still lives in the San Fernando Valley and, as far as I know, still has the loco. BTW.... the loco was a 4-4-2 (not a 4-6-2 or 4-6-4). I will get current contact info from John and message you.

LL
by LivingLegend
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Roll call Bill Sheilds
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Roll call Bill Sheilds

In case you are unaware, the Union Pacific Historical Society has a CD available containing all of the builders drawings for the Big Boy.... Both loco and tender. The price of the CD is currently$32 (US).

Link to the UP Historical Society is www.uphs.org

LL
by LivingLegend
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 100% SUCCESS
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: 100% SUCCESS

Charlie.... There are a couple of types of Hardinge "machines". Since I don't recall Dave having a Hardinge toolroom lathe, and knowing that he has a Hardinge chucker, I would say he was referring to the chucker. A chucker is basically a multi operation manual production lathe. eight tool turret on ...
by LivingLegend
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Beds
Replies: 36
Views: 8696

Re: Locomotive Beds

I have it on good authority from a person I know that he saw a large collection of GCS drawings in cabinets at the St. Louis Museum of Transport. Yes, the Museum of Transport has a large collection of GSC drawings as well as other items from GSC. I looked into it back in the late 70s/early 80s. In ...
by LivingLegend
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American (Boiler Question)
Replies: 21
Views: 2633

Re: Little Engines American (Boiler Question)

Was the boiler built after Little Engines quit the design that had cast boiler parts? Firebox, tube sheet, etc...

LL
by LivingLegend
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of curvature
Replies: 10
Views: 2696

Re: Radius of curvature

Come to think of it...

I think Dick Priest had a problem with his LE 4-8-4 back on the day. I also think I remember Dick running the loco without the lead truck on an occasion or two.

Off the top of my head, tho, I don't recall Chet Peterson or David Rose having a problem with their 4-8-4's.

LL
by LivingLegend
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of curvature
Replies: 10
Views: 2696

Re: Radius of curvature

Back in the old days of LALS, 1.5 scale mainline curved track was gauged 7-9/16". The nominal mainline radius was 60 feet. This was on the facility's original inner loops prior to the east and west expansions of the 1980s. 4-8-4 locos ran on it without problem. Even Bob Julyan's 2-10-2 ran without p...