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by Cary Stewart
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Free Chloe Cab ****NO LONGER AVAILABLE****
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Re: Free Chloe Cab

Grass Valley is in Northern California and was a very busy gold mining town in the last of the 19th and early 20th centuries. More gold in the Mother Load country.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 25333

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

Another design by LBSC that he never built was the Titfield Thunderbolt (Lyon) in both 3 1/2" and 5" gages. The 5" version had a few issues in the GAB valve gear. Subsequent builders found them and designed the corrections. Also some improvements were made. There is/are several 7 1/4" gage models be...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4416

Re: Rail car construction

Here are three more suggestions to contact for info on car restoration. California State RR Museum in Sacramento, CA, Nevada State RR Museum in Carson City, NV and the Colorado RR Museum in Golden, CO. The NSRM is currently restoring the heavy duty flat car used to transport the Carson & Colorado NG...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4416

Re: Rail car construction

Find a copy of a pre 1900 Master Car Builders Dictionary. They were reprinted several decades ago and are surely out of print. A guess would be 1879 or late 1880s editions would give you some idea of wood constructed passenger cars and also freight cars.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull start repair.
Replies: 40
Views: 11172

Re: Pull start repair.

Mineral oil is he preferred oil for Oilite bearings. 3 & 1 Oil is an absolute No-No. It will cause the mineral oil to coagulate. That means the oil will not flow to the running surface as it warms up. I am guessing now but I suspect that the additives in any motor oil will not be compatible with the...
by Cary Stewart
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam/exhaust port sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: steam/exhaust port sizing

Just as an aside, the RRSC Engineering Notes came from Winton Brown's last catalog. Chet took them and made the little orange book.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kit Iron Castings
Replies: 16
Views: 3708

Re: Kit Iron Castings

I think the main advantage to ductile iron over grey iron is that the ductile iron machines very nicely and doesn't make as much dust as when grey iron is machined. Also grey iron is more brittle than ductile iron. Jim Kreider uses ductile iron for many of his castings. The quality of grey iron can ...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 2794

Re: 1” scale rivets

Gordon Sherwood made truncated conical rivets from round head ones by turning them in a jewelers lathe. He made lots of them so the job was tedious. They were for his 2-6-0 for 7 1/2" gage. If you go with the brass ones the top should be flattened off. I think that the cone angle should be a little ...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 3524

Re: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust

No knowledge here just a guess. Could this be micro etching? While I am here I will relate a sad experience. I purchased a used Starrett No. 56 small surface gage in nice condition except the bottom and edges were pretty much rusted. What did I do? I soaked the base in Evapo-rust. It did indeed clea...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Invicta in 1.5" Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: Invicta in 1.5" Scale

Dean, Bruce's Invicta was built in the mid 1950s and was completed in time to run at the 1960 BLS meet at LALS. Bruce up scaled the prints from England for the 3 1/2" gage version + extra engineering for his version. Somebody in the mid west built a group of Invictas from their own plans. They may s...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 37
Views: 13588

Re: OT creative language

Old German proverb. To soon we grow old. To late we grow smart.
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by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 5301

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Another comment. This piece looks like it is covered with grunge but no rust on the bed ways. Are the ways scraped?
Cary