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by Vance Nickerson
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet Creek drawings
Replies: 33
Views: 6284

Re: Sweet Creek drawings

Brent I just saw this and if you want I have several pictures and video of your loco being delivered to the Browning RR with a five year old John Hannah running it like a pro. I think I may also have the owners manual also in David's blueprint cabinet.

Vance Nickerson
by Vance Nickerson
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"
Replies: 62
Views: 28013

Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"

Big boys did pull group trains on occasion and pictures are around to prove it. My grandfather rode behind one in WW2 don't remember which one though.
by Vance Nickerson
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steamed Hams
Replies: 28
Views: 5847

Re: Steamed Hams

The 2-10-4 built by Frank Mann is here in Texas getting a new boiler installed and owned by a gentelman in Katy Texas west of Houston.
by Vance Nickerson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Edddison 13x40 lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Edddison 13x40 lathe

I just purchased a used Eddison 13x40 GH lathe any clue who handles them and could furnish a manual and a few parts?

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by Vance Nickerson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: David Hannah III of Houston Live Steamers. Obituary notice
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: David Hannah III of Houston Live Steamers. Obituary not

11:00 AM at St.John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston , Texas 77019. The hobby has lost one of the most generous hearts ever to ride the rails.
by Vance Nickerson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Victor steady rest needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Victor steady rest needed

I need a steady rest for a victor 16x60 anybody have a spare 16'' steady rest around?
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: SYNCROWAVE 500
Replies: 14
Views: 4782

Re: SYNCROWAVE 500

Decided to keep the welder it's not for sale any longer.
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Syncrowave 500 welder
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Syncrowave 500 welder

Decided to keep the welder not for sale any longer.
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Cooling tig water
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Cooling tig water

Has anyone ever used a radiator of some type to cool their tig water? After thirty minutes or so I am having to stop and let my water cool down. I am running two hundred amps and the water is heating up quickly. It holds ten gallons but I guess my next project is a larger tank. The old Syncrowave 50...
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary track
Replies: 16
Views: 2549

Re: Temporary track

My track is half by one bar welded to quarter by two ties on sixteen inch centers. Been used many years and requires NO maintenance. Switches also with the same method. I had a place roll it for me to start with till I built a bender capable of doing it easy.
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: SYNCROWAVE 500
Replies: 14
Views: 4782

Re: SYNCROWAVE 500

Had a dedicated 200 amp service installed to feed this beast and was wondering if anyone knew of a proven way to install a dense connector so I could use my flex lock and other torches from my syncrowave 200 without having to take anything apart?
by Vance Nickerson
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Syncrowave 500 welder
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Syncrowave 500 welder

Build your own boilers with this welder. I have welded together several boilers with it and it works great. $1500. Or best offer. Tig or stick to your hearts delight