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by nabob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need source for graphited yarn for packing
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Need source for graphited yarn for packing

McMaster-Carr has pure graphite and graphited yarn as well as preformed seals..has worked well here.
by nabob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remember the name of a supplier.
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Can't remember the name of a supplier.

most likely McMaster-Carr, Elmhurst (Western suburb). Zoro is in Buffalo Grove (NW suburb) ( said to be a subsidiary of Grainger).
by nabob
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: 1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project

Sorry; they are not. thought had been posted as sold but apparently not.
by nabob
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of an arc or segment
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Radius of an arc or segment

google 1728,choose geometry, then plane geometry then circle calculator. Many other sites, of course; this one is good
by nabob
Sun May 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 62
Views: 27598

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

how did you cure the paint on the smokebox? I would love to have something that looks that good. Thanks, Bob
by nabob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 10923

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Best wishes for a good recovery; always good and educational to hear your thoughts . As Harold says, we need more. nabob
by nabob
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

discussion under "resource library" regarding PVC for air
by nabob
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 43
Views: 9753

Re: grey iron

EMJ has Durabar ------they have a location in Kent WA-----no idea as to stock.
by nabob
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 8744

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

Have you seen "For sale 1.5 scale 7.5 ga. diesel/hydraulic box cab " in Sept 19 live steam marketplace? nabob
by nabob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Central Machinery drill press chuck key
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Re: Need Central Machinery drill press chuck key

American science and surplus in Chicago has had four way keys in past.
by nabob
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: 1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project

Major computer problems being worked on; hope to be able to do pictures before long. All the castings except the journals and brake shoes untouched. Brake shoes cleaned up and drilled; you might want to redo them. All castings and gears for three truck Shay including springs.
by nabob
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project ****SOLD****
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

1&1/2 scale Shay dormant project ****SOLD****

Hidden beginner`s welds underneath tender and engine frames ugly but serviceable, spring planks need one hole drilled and tapped each end IIRC, journals with covers and bearings, arch bars bent to shape, brake beams; the rest of Mr. Schroeder`s castings (and springs) as received. Boston Gear gears a...