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by sncf141r
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hudson Machining the Petticoat Pipe and Installing the Stack
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Don/Richard; Are you two going to put your photos up on a web site, besides this one? There seems to be some great ideas put forth by people here (and on other web sites) that could do with a "howto" page; much like Jan-Eric's in Finland. I have castings for a Hoffman Hudson, that are simmering, wai...
by sncf141r
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: model engineer taps and dies?
Replies: 13
Views: 3326

Darren; I am from New Zealand. Interesting... When I lived in Wellington 15 years ago now, there were places that would sell ME and BA taps and dies. Have you contacted any of the local model engineering societies? 15 years is a long time, but, things might not have changed *that* drastically, or ha...
by sncf141r
Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand name instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Digital instruments.

Hey Harold... I was not even a twinkling in my parents eye when you started your trade, but other than a DRO attached to a mill, my workshop is digital free. I find it *MUCH* easier to use dial indicators to get right on dimensions than it is to use my Sony DRO. Much like I don't own a digital watch...
by sncf141r
Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for deckplate?
Replies: 13
Views: 5512

Re: Source for deckplate?

Hi Kap; re: shaper and diamond knurl - An old (now, deceased) live steamer did this 30 odd years ago for the 3 beautiful locomotives that I saw him build. Everything was in brass; especially the "deckplate", so it is prior art, and not my idea in any way. If anyone remembers Chet Brown in the Niagar...
by sncf141r
Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for deckplate?
Replies: 13
Views: 5512

Re: Source for deckplate?

1) Ted McJannett of Miniature Power Products in Woodstock, Ontario, has some in his catalogue. Rolled aluminium if I remember correctly. RR1, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, N4S 1V6. Tel: 519 539 9981 Fax: 519 539 8303 eMail: wmcjanet@execulink.com (although I don't know how often he reads email) 2) Sha...
by sncf141r
Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locoparts: New Items: Shameless Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

Re: New Items...

Hi Bruce; Aster and other gauge 1 people seem to be doing a great job of keeping gauge 1 alive; in fact it is growing. How does gauge 1 fit in with the "bigger is better philosophy?" (I don't know the answer to this one, BTW) Agreed; 7-1/whatever is impressive. As to your 4-3/4" locomotive being unc...
by sncf141r
Wed Jan 22, 2003 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locoparts: New Items: Shameless Commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 4312

New Items...

Hey Don; (this is *not* directed at you, and is kind of tongue in cheek - I read your article again a couple of weeks ago, and chuckled at the caption regarding how portable the small mogul is) So when are you going to release parts for the greatest, most portable (in all senses of the word) gauge i...
by sncf141r
Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooo Hooo I Made it!
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: Wooo Hooo I Made it!

Hi Ben; Like your locomotive. In one of the old LR&P Mags, there was a picture of the Harris shay, but as it was when built. It resembles yours quite well; much better (in my opinion) than the oil fired "modern" one. So, that's what the 700 square nuts will be pulled by! (thanks for the note on the ...
by sncf141r
Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do you guys recommand
Replies: 32
Views: 10246

Re: What do you guys recommand

I don't know - I started building a Stuart Turner kit (horizontal, 1" bore x 1" stroke) that my father picked up from the factory. I did a bit of work on it, then realized that it was just a stumbling block on my way to build a live steam locomotive, so I just went ahead and built the locomotive. I ...
by sncf141r
Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hudson Drawings
Replies: 9
Views: 5046

Re: Hudson Drawings

Hi Joe; I got a bunch of Hudson drawings from two sources, both of which were identified as "Hoffman" Hudson drawings. A lot of these have something like "a.p. levon" on them. Are my sources incorrect? Is it possible that the Frank Birch design came from Mr. Levon waaay back? BTW - I think the Hoffm...
by sncf141r
Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hudson Drawings
Replies: 9
Views: 5046

Re: Hudson Drawings

levon designed the hudson that eventually was sold by
Karl Hoffman, who recently sold the castings/plans to
someone in the northeast USA. (he had an ad in Live
Steam back in the fall of 2002)

The Friends/Little Engines/Levon-Hoffman hudsons were
different designs.

John Stewart.