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by Marty_Knox
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3111

Re: Topic For Discussion

Could you give me a sketch, James? It's hard to see in your picture.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3111

Re: Topic For Discussion

For me this a timely topic for me. We just made the first two sections of my portable elevated track, one 5' and one 10'. I am basically following the Golden Horseshoe design, with some changes. We made the first two sections to check my design, Right now I am using them to store my 3 1/2" gauge Atl...
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

It's funny you mentioned Bill Hayes's lift. We were there and used it today. My Granddaughter said 'Papa, you should build something like this!'
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

UPsteamfan wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Marty is that a pike lake and eastern plymouth. Very similar to the couple at the MLES track and the control looks the same
Yes, it is! I got the kit from Tom Artzberger. My nephew put it together.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

It is really a very basic machine. A 12-Volt motor turns a pump to raise the ram. You lower it by releasing the pressure.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

Here is the lift in the raised position.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

I already had a pad next to my pole barn. The pallet stacker needs a hard surface to roll on. Here we are trying it out with my dump car.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Getting a lift on the F&CC

Since I started my home railroad, the Freeland & Copper Creek, I've been thinking about how to load and unload equipment. The setup I liked best was what Don Sweger had on his railroad in Pennsylvania - it was basically an electric forklift. Last year I bought a Crown pallet stacker. We made a rack ...
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: Plates

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The Diane Carney plate on the front of Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake #10.
Diane made it for me about 17 years ago.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water level, boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: water level, boiler

cbrew wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 am
hi Marty, is that stripping on the glass or behind?
It is a plate behind the glass.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water level, boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: water level, boiler

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Try lighting it and put something with contrasting stripes behind it.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Gauge Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Water Gauge Problem

The water in the glass will be very active, moving up and down, violently at times.