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by JBodenmann
Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy T1
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Pennsy T1

Some time ago I came across a website featuring a marvelous one inch scale Pennsy T1 under construction. Simply amazing... little tiny boxes stuffed full of cams and gears for actual poppet valves. I can't remember the gentlemans name, and I can't find that website. Can anyone help me out. I would r...
by JBodenmann
Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature siding
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Miniature siding

I agree completely with you as to an edge treatment Fred. But Perhaps I didn't state my question clearly enough. My question? What was what was the puppose of the vee groove down the center of the front face of the board. Was it for esthetic or practical reasons? I asked this question just for fun, ...
by JBodenmann
Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How much advance?
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: How much advance?

From my experience advance doesn't seem to be that important. In Model Engineer magazine there was an article some years ago that stated, a locomotive must have advance if you plan on working the engine "expansively", that is "hooked up", in order to run more efficiently. This same article stated am...
by JBodenmann
Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature siding
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Miniature siding

I just had a carbide cutter set made to produce miniature tongue and groove siding in thickness .208 to .250. I had shaped the sides and as I was re-configuring the shaper to cut the vee groove in the center I began to wonder why virtually all siding had a vee groove? Was it strictly for appearance ...
by JBodenmann
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam powered but WAY O/T
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Steam powered but WAY O/T

Is that pressure cooker a coal burner, or an oil burner?
Jack
by JBodenmann
Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flatcar
Replies: 13
Views: 3092

Re: Flatcar

Are you looking for model plans or prototype plans that you can adapt for modeling purposes? Steel or wood?
Jack
by JBodenmann
Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fittings and valves
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: Fittings and valves

Hey Al, as a previous poster said you can get 1/8 and 1/4 inch NPT valves and fittings from McMaster. If you want globe valves they make a beautiful 1/4 incher. Part #4600K11 $22.83, and 1/4 inch angle valve Part # 4600K41 $26.10. Nobody seems to make an 1/8" globe valve but they make a nice little ...
by JBodenmann
Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rail Pounding
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Rail Pounding

Rail pounding, or balancing was always a problem for locomotive manufacturers as you have both rotating and reciprocating parts and you can't balance both. I have read that the builders had carefully guarded secret formulas for this. There were different schools of thought. I believe most concentrat...
by JBodenmann
Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite Locomotive
Replies: 23
Views: 7389

Re: Favorite Locomotive

My favorite locomotive would probably be an 1895-1905 era 4-4-0. For a number of reasons. I think engines of this era had some good features of both early (wood cabs and some polished brass) and modern steam (a business like appearance and some modern appliances). Also models of this size are very m...
by JBodenmann
Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: One inch scale brake shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: One inch scale brake shoes

Thanks for the info on the brake shoes. As I said earlier it would be a long shot to find what I want, which is a brake shoe with a square three sided recess for a wood brake beam hung from the body of the car instead of the trucks. I like early equipment, mostly wood with a few iron parts from the ...
by JBodenmann
Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender/Engine Hose connections
Replies: 29
Views: 6104

Re: Tender/Engine Hose connections

When discussing engine tender connections there are a few distinctions that should be addressed. Are they for pressure? (compressed air) Or negative pressure (water for injectors or pumps). For pressurized lines we need some sort of braided reinforced hose. For this I use "High Pressure Nitrile Rubb...
by JBodenmann
Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: One inch scale brake shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

One inch scale brake shoes

I am building a couple of early wood box cars in one inch scale and am looking for some brake shoes set up for wood brake beams. I know it's a long shot but does anyone know where I can buy tham. I have already made patterns for body bolsters, queen posts and turn buckles. I will make patterns for t...