Search found 79 matches

by jeffsmith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Coles Power Models valve
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: WTB Coles Power Models valve

Hi Mike, I won't be able to attend the Ridge meet.

Jeff Smith
by jeffsmith
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Coles Power Models valve
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: WTB Coles Power Models valve

Thanks everyone. I put in an order for some from American Model Engineering.
by jeffsmith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Coles Power Models valve
Replies: 6
Views: 549

WTB Coles Power Models valve

I am looking for two of these Coles Power Models valves. They have 10-32 thread. If you have some you would like to sell me please let me know.
Thank you.

Jeff
DSC00077.JPG
by jeffsmith
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Spring Steel

I am making some leaf springs for tender trucks. I am using blued #1095 spring steel. What is the best way to bend a curve into the leaves so they will take a set. Any suggestions out there. Thanks
by jeffsmith
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Conversation (Axle Pump Related)
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Eccentric Conversation (Axle Pump Related)

I used a brass cylinder with a stainless ram with O ring. The piston has a slot for the eccentric arm and pin. Very basic design. What I did add to this design was an Aluminum bronze wear ring at the opening of the brass piston which screws into the brass pump cylinder. This helps with the wear and ...
by jeffsmith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Brake shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Wanted Brake shoes

Wanted; prototype looking brake shoes and heads for freight car service in 1.5" scale. I want to mount them on a 1/4"x 3/8" brake beam channel.
They will need to be a left and right hand parts. Thank you.
by jeffsmith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" scale bolster center bearing
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

2.5" scale bolster center bearing

For Sale 10 Rridgway Roundhouse Products aluminum bolster center bearings. 2.25" square.
$40.00 plus shipping.
DSC00051.JPG
by jeffsmith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" to 3" scale queen post
Replies: 0
Views: 1957

2.5" to 3" scale queen post

I have in stock queen post that are 1-3/4" overall height and will accept a 5/16 dia. truss rod.
They are brass investment castings and are $8.00 each.
You can contact me at branchlineprod@msn.com

Jeff
by jeffsmith
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air compressor head gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Air compressor head gasket

I am replacing the head gasket on my air compressor. Will the new gasket alone seal OK or should sealant be added as well ?
by jeffsmith
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 3277

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

They are 1.5" scale and $2.50 each.

Jeff
by jeffsmith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 3277

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

I have castings available for built up ladders using 3/16" brass angles. Here is a photo of the finished ladder with the castings on the top and bottom of the brass angles. The castings are a left and right.

Jeff
Branchlineproducts.com
by jeffsmith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4061

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

The D&RGW did have the 4' 11" Bettendorf truck cast for the 6500 flats and later the 9600 pipe gons. Somewhere there is a photo of the very first flat with arch bar trucks under it until the foundry (American Steel Foundries) could get the truck castings finished. The railroad also had ASF cast the ...