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by steamin10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 271
Views: 25329

Re: 12" working railroad

Now comes the boring job of making wheels, repeat, repeat, repeat. Oh boy! an axle! For me like pulling teeth. The first pair are fun, then not. You mention making some ties out of scrap lumber. Bravo on your recycle attempt. But, it wont be worth a hang if you dont treat the raw wood with something...
by steamin10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout detents?
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Re: Turnout detents?

Nice execution. Has the look and feel of the real thing. I made some out of pipe fits and rod stock. The vandals had a field day. The club made a much more expensive ground throw out of aluminum square tube that nested between the ties and had a hinged cover. It was spring loaded so it was a rubber ...
by steamin10
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chinese Lithium Batteries: Boon or Time Bomb?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Chinese Lithium Batteries: Boon or Time Bomb?

in the matter of making holes in stumps for materials to gain water and rot, use your chain saw and plunge straight down into the meat of the stump several times. This will open up the depth of the stump, and using the nose to cut and hollow out a checker board pattern across the top will serve as a...
by steamin10
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 55
Views: 818

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Just a piece of spurious information: in ancient pre history the firs and sequaia grew in a belt all across the North of the American continent. Their evidence is in the coal seams of central Indiana and Illinois as the ice ages bulldozed and covered the forests in their advance. Changes in altitude...
by steamin10
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1870
Views: 154602

Re: Never enough time

So far the goats are enjoying the new fort and crowd in it like a clown car. It is out in the open as they run free without a fence most times, and stay where the forage is far from the frontage road. It is funny in that I dont see the kids at times, and all I do is whistle and their heads pop out o...
by steamin10
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 23
Views: 335

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

On older field cars I have done, it is always the same ritual. Knowing that time and money are the same I cut to the chase. With a hot battery I pull the plugs and spin the engine over with a shot of new engine oil in each cylinder. About three tries of about ten seconds each should bump the oil pre...
by steamin10
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Flail Mowers?
Replies: 24
Views: 508

Re: Flail Mowers?

That is a good swap. I would jump on that like a bird on a bug.
by steamin10
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?

fed ex has chewed up several furnace cores for me. 92% tubes that were devastated in shipping. Finely formed faces and plates that were mashed wont hold o rings and sealing gaskets. I collared the delivery guy about the damage and he said he only delivers what he gets, the damage comes from the load...
by steamin10
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Flail Mowers?
Replies: 24
Views: 508

Re: Flail Mowers?

I wish I had a brush hog type mower. I have several common lawn type mowers that I pound into rolling wrecks with the acres of overgrown grass I try to knock down. I rely on cheap castoffs for replacement parts and newer tractors as time goes on. Paying an average of $200 for a used running tractor ...
by steamin10
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 271
Views: 25329

Re: 12" working railroad

If the HF is the same as what I bought, it is good for about 5 years. Then the battery cell dies and the change rate has to wait for the cirrcuit to charge. This makes the change time too long. The batteries are those button cells and are sealed into the unit. Just my thoughts.
by steamin10
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1870
Views: 154602

Re: Never enough time

Well the latest is some confusion over ordering mower drive belts. The latest LT 1000 deck takes a 95 inch belt. Ordered from the net, this belt is labeled a 93. By industrial reckoning a 4L93 should be a 1/2 inch wrapped power belt of 93 inches. The supplier told me that is only a number and people...