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by makinsmoke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5437

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

If you are running a lye solution in your boiler should you be concerned about sitting behind the Loco when it pops off?

Lye in the eyes seems problematic.
by makinsmoke
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

If it’s a C&S or RGS car the door latches are nothing like the D&RG jobbies. Again, pretty rudimentary. Would be an interesting detail that would grab people’s attention.
by makinsmoke
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Looks like angle iron. The tops had the side angle cut off and the flat bar bolted to the top side boards. The bottom looks like another piece of angle bolted to the angle and the car side.
If you can mass produce the grabirons this should be pretty easy to make.

Any construction pics???

Brian
by makinsmoke
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Hi John,
Apologies. Yes, the RGS reefers (ex C&S) used ladders.

And steel frames and Bettendorf trucks!

Here’s a Dave Dye photo of C&S 1113 at CRRM:

http://davesriogrande.net/Rosters/CS/CS_1113.htm

Take care,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Course D&RG and RGS (and C&S) used grabirons, not ladders, John.
by makinsmoke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Branchline?
by makinsmoke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Oil firing question

Emfinger, Dave is the guy to ask. Nelson Reidel, Nelson’s Locomotive Works, http://nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/Fire/BuringOil/BuringOil.htm References talking to Dave and Bruce Saylor about oil firing. Yes a Clippard regulator is used on the atomizer line. Nelson/Dave mention 8 psi for the atomizer. ...
by makinsmoke
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Oil firing question

Nelson Reidel put a pressure regulator on his atomizer that eliminated a great deal of fiddling with that part of firing his oil burner.
by makinsmoke
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9209

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Get everything done you can before you pull the pin in December Charlie.

I can’t seem to find time to get anything finished now that I’ve retired. I’m busy all the time but nothing ever seems to get completed.

I have no idea how I accomplished all I did working full time.

Brian
by makinsmoke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

I believe the color you are looking for is Tuscan Red in Floquil. With a topcoat of semi gloss or gloss it should give you an early passenger red. There are paint schedules around for the early wood cars. They usually started with several coats of boiled linseed oil, then the color, then varnish as ...
by makinsmoke
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: boxcar brown

I use polyurethane spar varnish in rattle can for top coat. Gloss is too much. I use satin.
by makinsmoke
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: boxcar brown

Freight car Brown, box car red, Mineral Red, Mineral brown, oxide red, Tuscan Red, etc. All variations of the early attempt to put color on equipment once they figured out how to use something besides black. Every railroad spec’their own version, or used one offered by the equipment builders. And ov...