Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by davesmith729 » Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi Dave,
I ordered a set of castings for the Bettendorf trucks last year and would like to buy a brake rigging kit if they are available. I would also like to have a set of bronze bearings and two extra wheel castings. Also did you get the brake shoes done for this. Please let me know what cost is with shipping please.
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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by Builder01 » Mon May 13, 2019 5:16 am

Sounds like this should have been a private message via regular email. You have now just publicly posted your full name, email address and phone number. You might consider removing this message and then email Dave Trainman privately.


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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon May 13, 2019 9:32 am

Odd question. I won't need safety valves for several years, as my engine is still a ways away. Can you purchase them and store them, or will they freeze/rust/lock up over time?
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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am

One of the things I hear most often at train meets is "I'm not ready for them yet." Then I usually get a call when I don't have what they need in stock and the customer is in a pinch to finish the locomotive before a meet.
Buy what you're going to need when it's available if you can, and it's more useful to you sitting on your shelf than the suppliers.

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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by NP317 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:01 pm

I have practiced that advice with great success.
Safety valves were stored for 6 years before used. Work fine, all the time.

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Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Post by Trainman4602 » Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm

You should always get things when they become available. as for storing them Freeze? no way just spray some WD40 on them will be perfect

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