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by mspetersen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Favorite train movie

Bite the Bullet and The Professionals both Written & Directed by Richard Brooks. Bite the Bullet was filmed on the C&TS in its early days. The C&TS has as much a starring role as Gene Hackman or James Coburn. The Professionals was filmed with Great Western Sugar #75 on UP's Boulder Branch near Las V...
by mspetersen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

This is the Eaton Product I was referring to: http://www.eatonpowersource.com/product ... ils/s-4tw/ Requires crimped or swaged ends. (Both are available.) Comes in -4 to -16 sizes. Does require a good bend radius as once kinked, it's worthless.
by mspetersen
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Eaton Stainless braided line with a PTFE liner is rated for 440 degrees according to the catalog. Others brands should be similar. Had a customer who was using one as a fuel line in a stock car and ended up with a fire in the engine compartment. Had the line next to the exhaust manifold, which proba...
by mspetersen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Something new on the Mountain

Russ how about a video on track and switch panel building from scratch?
by mspetersen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

I remember when it was featured in Live Steam 20+ years ago and it looked rather cartoonish in the pictures then. It looks like it only sold for $46,200 with no reserve.
by mspetersen
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

Instead of PVC or Copper air lines in the shop consider 1/2" Poly lines. Its cheap, easy to run and if you do damage it you can fix it with a simple brass push lock type connector. Want to add a new drop? Cut the line and add a tee connector. We've had ours up almost 20 years of daily use without an...
by mspetersen
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

I remember in the fall of 74 or 75 being the last class they taught how to use a Slide Rule in High School Chemistry class. By that Christmas most people had gotten simple calculators and as that was the end of Slide Rules in our school. I still have mine and to my kids it might as well be an abacus.
by mspetersen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 3597

Re: Coal purchace

if you live near a coal fired power plant, some will sell coal to the public. Hard part is finding the right person to talk to.
by mspetersen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 5784

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

Well the price is listed at $12.5 Million, so I guess I need to dig a little deeper in the seat cushions for some more loose change. https://www.landleader.com/property-sea ... O&combine=
by mspetersen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines C16
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

Re: Little engines C16

The C-19 Castings that were one available from Dave Conway ended up with George Lavacot. They are available through http://www.ridgwayroundhouseproducts.com They are very nice casting, they just needed better prints (which I have slowly been redrawing in Fusion 360) Several completed ones built from...
by mspetersen
Sun May 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroads offering signing bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Railroads offering signing bonuses

Anyone who hires into train service today shouldn't expect to do it for 30 years. At some point there will be one man or unmanned trains operating. Only a matter of time. If they can run unmanned semis, trains shouldn't be as hard. PTC is laying the foundation for that right now.
by mspetersen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passing of Doug Van Veelen
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Passing of Doug Van Veelen

Saw this over on the Narrow Gauge list but I know Doug was a contributor here as well and I hadn't seen anyone mention it here. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituar ... en-7790251