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by Dick_Morris
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: Tender Build Advice

Don't rivet the tank top down.
I took a different direction on my RRSC CP-173 and attached the tank bottom to the tank sides and baffles with about 100 2-56 flat head screws to keep the screws from being visible on the top.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?

I don't know why it would make a difference. Cores to make a round hole for shafts, etc., are often common to many patterns. The core box can be longer than is needed and the core made as long as necessary.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks

I recall someone experimenting with plastic trucks and wheels for non-load bearing service in 3/4". It would have pre-dated consumer 3D printers, but I think the late Miles Snyder made a fleet of four-wheel coal cars in 3/4" or 1 " scale with plastic running gear. He mentioned working on them durin...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Locomotive Drawing Resources
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: Baldwin Locomotive Drawing Resources

After about 1940, Pennsylvania State Archives has an extensive collection of Baldwin Drawings. Before that I don't have any experience although I understand that the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University has a limited collection of earlier drawings.
by Dick_Morris
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 142
Views: 68519

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Looks like lidar.
Correct.
by Dick_Morris
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 142
Views: 68519

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The latest status report is at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/restore/progress-reports/2020_02/index.html. We are making progress in getting some of the big parts reattached to the locomotive. The driver journal boxes are at a contractor in Indiana and the lead truck axle and wheels are at a local c...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1/4" & 5/16" Swagelok tubing benders ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: 1/4" & 5/16" Swagelok tubing benders

To whoever buys them, there was an excellent thread here on tubing bending a few years ago. A search should turn it up.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2535

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

You can also mill the flat surfaces and then clamp the cylinder block to an angle plate bolted to the lathe face plate to bore and face the crosshead end in one setting.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 57
Views: 36381

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Lately I've been working on the hangers, equalizers, pins, clips, etc., for the suspension and I've made some good progress on springs. The driver suspension is made up of eight leaf springs of two lengths and two coil springs. The springs in the photos have 17 leaves, the other four will have 19. I...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Does Anyone Recognize This Name?
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Re: Does Anyone Recognize This Name?

Since the this thread started, the 1940 census has been released. she was still married to Alvin and they still lived in Barberton, Ohio an Akron suburb. She had no occupation, he was an engineer in a match factory. He had 8 years of education, she had 4 years of high school. I found a index of obit...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 16mm Film Live Steam Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: 16mm Film Live Steam Meet

The seller is in Los Angeles, engine #3001 is shown on the cover of the 1955 Little Engines Catalog and where it has "Little Engines" on the tender, and it appears to be in someone's yard. I'm going to guess the Little Engines track behind the shop in Lomita.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refractory Brick
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Refractory Brick

Those like me that don't have a lot of choices of local vendors can get them on Amazon. The ones they sell are quite soft and the packaging was substandard so they arrived somewhat beat up, but they worked just fine for enlarging my electric foundry furnace/kiln.