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by Dick_Morris
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

This has been an interesting discussion, both the boiler replacement and the side discussions. I did a quick Google search. Apparently, combustion products of natural gas can result in small amounts of acid in the condensation. That would encourage corrosion. This paper is over my head, but the Engl...
by Dick_Morris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power reverser for small scale loco
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Power reverser for small scale loco

I believe that Baldwin took over the Ragonnet design and marketed it under their own name. I have a 30 page instruction book on the BLW gear if you are prompted to kit bash the Modeltec drawings.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: flat car
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: flat car

How about a locomotive?
by Dick_Morris
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Drawing advice

If the Caribou book and drawings are what you are looking for, I have a set that I could part with (If I can find them).
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder block.
Replies: 21
Views: 1825

Re: cylinder block.

I have collected several articles about the construction of fabricated cylinder blocks. Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send them to you.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 40
Views: 21388

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Any idea if you and your friend would be open to selling them and possible cost? Brian, I've always held the belief that if I start charging for my hobby, it would no longer be a hobby. I don't know if VOG would be interested in making a couple, but postage for even small parts from the U.K. tends ...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 174
Views: 35345

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

I will cut down a curved glass from the 1-1/2" scale headlamps.
Domed watch crystal?

https://www.esslinger.com/domed-watch-c ... -mm-thick/
by Dick_Morris
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DianneB Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Re: DianneB Passing

Sad to lose her.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 50 Years of Live Steam Meets in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: 50 Years of Live Steam Meets in Texas

I wasn't there 50 years ago, but was stationed in San Antonio for three years starting about 47 years ago and that's where I first got involved in the live steam hobby. I remember John Enders with his Atlantic with a fabricated cylinder block, I believe Clarence King had a gas electric locomotive wi...
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****

Andy R - they look good. Thanks for posting the photo of the finished and painted item. And thanks to Odd Duck for making the castings available. I have long thought that there was an unmet need for this style of truck to go with models of cars built circa 1920.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck
Replies: 50
Views: 12072

Re: Constructing The Josslin NYC Hudson Lead Truck

Nice work. This all looks very familiar to what I did about a year ago. With the three holes accurately drilled, the fixture only needs to be a couple of close fitting pins and a clamp. Do one slot, then flip over and do the other.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone printing in wax?
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone printing in wax?

I have read that resin 3D prints can also be used. They are supposed to have a much better surface finish. I think my PLA printer will meet my needs, but it leaves small lines where the material is deposited. The lines require some work to remove for the best castings. Some disadvantages of resin pr...