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by Cary Stewart
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: blind driver

I believe that the blind drivers had the same tread taper as the flanged drivers. I believe that it helps centering.
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by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Monster Collett

Note that none of the slots go thru to the bottom alternately like the ER series. This is probably not a collet.
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by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

Another thing to keep in mind is that when the paint is wet it is different than when it is dry. My late uncle was a master painter-decorator. He tried to get me to learn some of his knowledge but I wasn't interested at the time. He was painting RR cars and structures with his dad in the pre WWI era...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

Consider Pantone colors as a base. The folks that do restorations on the Virginia & Truckee rolling stock have matched the industrial archyology (spelling?) and come up with what are very close matches to the original paints. The last remaining car to have been at Promontory had at one time a very r...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re heat treating mild steel
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Re heat treating mild steel

Was this car a victim of one of the big California fires last year?
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by Cary Stewart
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

I know of at least two 2-4-4-2s in 1.5" scale were built. Also there was a lady engineer in So. Cal. that started one using a pair of RRSC 0-4-0 chassis as a base. I don't know what happened to any of these engines.
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by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

Another RR that used these was the Unitah. You might look for the book about the Uintah RR. It did have a lot of drawings.
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by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder block.
Replies: 21
Views: 2554

Re: cylinder block.

Oh ya. Bruce used silver solder. It all came out fine. He had tested both engines on steam using the LALS steam plant boiler output.
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by Cary Stewart
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder block.
Replies: 21
Views: 2554

Re: cylinder block.

The late Bruce Ward fabricated his cylinder blocks and saddles(?) from brass with bearing bronze bore liners. They were piston valves with Walsherts (spelling) motion. One of the problems that he was working on was the linkages to make one set go forward while the other went backwards. His loco was ...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Web-Site
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: LALS Web-Site

We have had some trouble with our WEB site. We have a new WEB Master so I would expect the LALS WEB site back up soon. How soon? I dunknow.
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by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Spindle bearing replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 4953

Re: Spindle bearing replacement

As for those Vermont X class pin gages you must read what the TIR, diameter tolerance and roundness tolerance are. There are very few home shop machinists that have the equipment and facility to verify that those pins are truly class X either + or - tolerance. I have a set of about 8 of those in var...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6138

Re: 100+ Years ago

After the WWII tons of material was left in place as they didn't think they would ever need it again. A friend that made a trip with his wife to the So. Pacific islands was shown a huge area where stacks of crates containing Jeeps were left standing to rot and rust in the jungle on one of the island...