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by nabob
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A virtual tour
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: A virtual tour

beautiful job! thanks a lot will probably never see the track in person so this is really inspirational.
by nabob
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 23
Views: 6407

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

would like one of the 300 lb gauges. Any chance of a red line at 125 lb? Put me down for one either way, with fitting. Thanks, nabob @ncn.net (let me know how much and when you want it.)
by nabob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4218

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

also called "try cocks" as they are used to "try" the water level. Likely there are other terms used in different locations and railroads, industries etc.
by nabob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need source for graphited yarn for packing
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

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: 1707

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: 2960

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: 3031

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: 66
Views: 41187

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: 14385

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: 5541

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: 13384

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: 11318

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