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- Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:20 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
- Replies: 13
- Views: 998
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...
- Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: Invicta in 1.5" Scale
- Replies: 2
- Views: 758
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...
- Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 pm
- Forum: Lathes
- Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
- Replies: 21
- Views: 1040
This may very well have been some sort of metrology device. Try contacting the Fowler Co. in he North East. They may have a history that includes this piece.
- Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:27 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
- Replies: 45
- Views: 7196
A real challenge would be to build a Garrett. There is a 0-2-0+0-2-0 Garrett under construction in Texas in 1.6" scale. The Garrett was doing its best on poorly built light rail with very sharp curves. One exception was the Dargeling Garrett was a not so hot solution for them. Almost all Garrets of ...
Long ago at LALS we had a trash siding the came off the track between the Webb yard and the drive way. It also had a air operated experimental switch operation. RRSC brought over their company CP 173 to test if it would navigate that sharp a curve. It did with one small problem. The corners of the t...
Stuart-Turner has always had similar brass oil cups for sale in several sizes. If I remember correctly they use ME threads. Do a Google and find the new owners, the foundry that has made the castings for years.
We had ground squirrels and rats eating our aluminum rail at Los Angeles Live Steamers in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. When we installed replacement steel rails for the 7 1/2" gage track that ended the problem there. However, we still have aluminum on the 4 3/4" and 3 1/2" gages. From time to time we...
- Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:42 pm
- Forum: The Photo Album
- Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
- Replies: 30
- Views: 5906
That is one fine piece of sound switch. I find it interesting that we have similar music tastes. I to like all of Brubeck's work and I agree about Paul. My classic likes are very broad and there isn't much I can't listen to. I have to be in a very receptive mood listen to opera though. When I was wo...