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by Lovesthedrive
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 2”-5 TPI chuck backing plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: WTB: 2”-5 TPI chuck backing plate

Are you aware of the website Littlemachineshop dot com?
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 7 1/4 g Sweet Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Re: 7 1/4 g Sweet Creek

Be warned, if the price is too high it will take forever to sell. Good luck on your sale. If you use Facebook. List it on your local swap page, then during posting, share it to Marketplace. If some one is looking they can easily find it there and it wont cost you a thing. Discover Live Steam will ex...
by Lovesthedrive
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 715
Views: 181234

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Not trying to dissuade you. Yet you do know why it might not be a good idea to build a 2-4-4 Forney type loco. I had one in 3.75 scale. Because the back end floats on the rear truck. Going around some tracks might get you invited not to return. On the 3.75 scale, the "swing" on the back end was twen...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 14
Views: 6677

Re: Camelbacks

Hey Bill Shields? Why not link to the thread you did when you started your camel back research?
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 7661

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

So all this chatter of why Key steel might be bad. Yet no suggestions of what should be used as an alternative? Seems like too many armchair warriors here.
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Mad notions

The owner sent me two more pictures of the machine. Apparently it is chan drive. Tho I am surprised that he has to lift the loco on or off. Seems like if it had some bearings one could roll it on/off. 87992678_824825978021416_3253968606152622080_n.jpg 87395070_645828335976825_2607061203259752448_n.j...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Re: Wash my locomotive

Small areas Carb cleaner in a aerosol works well. You can get a syphon gun for an aircompressor if you wanted to spray it.
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by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Speaking of spoked wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 2173

Speaking of spoked wheels

I didnt want to hijack the CAD thread. Who out there offers a 5" or 6" spoked wheel. I will be looking to buy 12 wheels this summer (2020). I would like it with 6 or 8 spokes per wheel. These would be non driver type wheels. I do have a light duty antique lathe so casting is fine. The wheel casting ...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 6423

Re: Trailer Security

A local here in Maine has a trailer with a detachable coupler. It wasnt the styel where the coupler bolts to a plate. Instead the tongue had a diagonal dovetail that the tongue slipped into and a vertical grade 8 (5/8") bolt locked it all together. I just searched fofr an image and couldnt find it. ...
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Mad notions

To any locomotive a sprocket or gear would be better as there will be too much wheel slip if encountering any type of grade other than a dead flat road.
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Mad notions

I could do that indeed. It is why I posed the question here. To look for ideas. Thankyou.
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Mad notions

I did some further reading about the creation some one did. It was created in Quebec. The blow out was not from heat. It was from overloading. Here are the pictures of some one esles design. 169483696_10206107771289058_2375654309586010112_n.jpg 68870430_10206107771449062_4006338583106420736_n.jpg 69...