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by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4-inch scale B&O P7d Cincinnatian
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: 3/4-inch scale B&O P7d Cincinnatian

Maybe when you are done you can post those on the IBLS website so they will be available to others in the future. Good luck on your project! I bet it's gonna be a real beauty.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Mike Massee’s 3” scale FB Page

Train Mountain would be ideal location... they probably have the space, but are you going to fire a bunch of 15" gauge steam engines on propane? I wouldn't think so. Firing a 7 1/2" gauge locomotive on propane is one thing, but it would be a lot more expensive on a 15" gauge locomotive. You'd use a...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for flexible coil wire insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Source for flexible coil wire insulation?

You can take the springs out of the inside of old seals and use that too. Old engine/transmission seals have very similar sized springs in them, so if you have a bunch of old junk lying around, like on the farm, or some old seals from some work you did on something, then take those out and save them.
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: George T. Brown 1/2" scale trains
Replies: 4
Views: 2654

Re: George T. Brown 1/2" scale trains

You and me both! I would love to see some photos too. I still haven't finished the Brown FT A unit that I have, but I have repaired a couple of the cars, putting them back into operational condition. It sounds like it was a really neat setup. From what I have seen, he would make patterns, then would...
by Pontiacguy1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please post your thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

Re: Please post your thoughts

If we don't have anything like that, How about using the IBLS website to put files and such on? They already do this, and it is another way of storing something for future reference and use.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Lubrication Question

Be careful when selecting hypoid gear lube, as not all of them are compatible with copper alloys. If it says it is safe for Manual Transmissions, then it will be fine. Pretty much any of the store brands and most of the name brands say on the package that they are safe for manual transmissions. Bee...
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rough 3/4 Scale Tom Thumb Locomotive Restoration Help Needed
Replies: 27
Views: 1945

Re: Rough 3/4 Scale Tom Thumb Locomotive Restoration Help Needed

Howard: Welcome to the Live Steam hobby. Unfortunately, once you go below the Mason-Dixon line, there are no tracks other than 7 1/2" gauge that are available that I know of. There may be a few 'lone wolves' out there with a small pike in their back yard or something, but in general, in the south, i...
by Pontiacguy1
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 78
Views: 9560

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

I'm impressed! I like that a lot. I especially like that you intend for them to be run and played with, knowing that they will eventually get somewhat dulled, scratched, dirty, etc... After the 'new' wears off of it, I'm sure you won't worry as much about it.
by Pontiacguy1
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve location
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: Safety valve location

A lot of your early locomotive designs had the safety valves coming out of the steam dome either at the top or from the side, sort of like the whistle. Later, as locomotives got larger and overall height and clearance became issues, most locomotives had them directly on the boiler barrel in front of...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Lubrication Question

I recommend 80w90 rear end gear oil. It will cling, it has anti-wear additives in it, it is easy to find at big-box stores, auto parts stores, etc... and is fairly cheap. It will run you about $7 per quart. It will pump through a regular hand-held oil pump pretty easily. I used to use 30 wt. oil, wh...
by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 794
Views: 259000

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

Here's Charlie from Saturday:
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by Pontiacguy1
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Virginia Coal down South
Replies: 47
Views: 6076

Re: West Virginia Coal down South

That's who Charlie was talking about. I've seen him use those, and it looked pretty neat, but not enough for me to want to go through the trouble of making them for myself. Now I've got enough coal to last me 10+ years, so I'm good for a while. Charlie also should have enough to last him about 10 ye...