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by mspetersen
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cement ties
Replies: 80
Views: 32884

Re: Cement ties

Keep in mind that the Class 1's had a lot of trouble with Concrete Ties. For starters they discovered that they don't lock into the ballast like wood ties do. If you look at a used wooden tie, the sides look like they were beaten all over with a hammer. That's the ballast squeezing into the ties, Co...
by mspetersen
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 20
Views: 32265

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

So sad. All the money, effort & infrastructure work that was done to create that railroad for maybe 15 years? Hope the equipment goes to good homes, but it will probably be scattered across the country. Likely to never see anything like it again.
by mspetersen
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Republic Lagun LTV-3 - $4000
Replies: 1
Views: 3387

Re: Republic Lagun LTV-3 - $4000 - SOLD

Thanks for looking!
by mspetersen
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Republic Lagun LTV-3 - $4000
Replies: 1
Views: 3387

Republic Lagun LTV-3 - $4000

I have a Republic Lagun FTV-03 mill that has been converted to CNC using Mach 3 Software. When it was converted to Mach 3 the motors were replaced as well as the ball screws. The belts in the head were replaced a couple years ago. It has a power drawbar, which was also replaced at the same time. The...
by mspetersen
Sat May 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 11248

Re: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings

Any plans to offer a single compressor?
by mspetersen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 8238

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Fusion 360 is free to Hobbyists. It's an excellent CAD program too.
by mspetersen
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 5831

Re: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes

For which locomotive? Conway's were pretty simple design. Easy to make from steel bar stock.
by mspetersen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 10310

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

EMD likely had something similar as an Export model.
by mspetersen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 9872

Re: Trailer Security

Here's a guy on YouTube who reviews & shows how easily most locks are defeated so I pay attention when he occasionally mentions one he's willing to recommend. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9K6r ... 6FQ/videos
by mspetersen
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steaming Bay Air Hose Connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 5303

Re: Steaming Bay Air Hose Connectors

There are dozens of styles of quick air hose connectors. Here's a few of the most common: http://www.valleyhydraulic.com/store/pc ... eyword=150
by mspetersen
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.
Replies: 6
Views: 10546

Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Have you considered truck air brake line fittings? They come in Tees, 90s, 45s, straights and many variations. Available in DOT style with a tube support or without (non-DOT) Both come in push-Lock type and compression style.
by mspetersen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conway C-16
Replies: 8
Views: 7156

Re: Conway C-16

Matt,

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