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by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1574

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Isn’t the supply fitting on the Allen ten wheeler 1/4” not x 3/8” tube flare?
by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of an arc or segment
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Radius of an arc or segment

That book is still for sale by Railroad Supply.

You should get a copy. They are handy,
by makinsmoke
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius of an arc or segment
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Radius of an arc or segment

When I put my track in Ponca City I needed to bend rail. I laid a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in the yard, took my 50 Ft tape, found my center point and made a 35 foot radius arc. I moved the plywood so it was under the tape/arc, and marked the plywood with a Sharpie. I set the plywood on horses, and ben...
by makinsmoke
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Kick-Switches
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Kick-Switches

Chuck,
The Wimberley, Blanco & Southern uses “hockey pucks” in many locations. Ken Smith makes them. You can kick them with your foot to actuate.

I can put you in touch with Ken if you like.
Brian
by makinsmoke
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Paint Didn't Stick

That’s another reason I use a stencil brush and lightly tap the paint on in very light coats. You can still see the base color two to three applications into the process. The lighter application lets the paint flash with a very thin edge up against your stencil, and you can keep the majority of the ...
by makinsmoke
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Hi Marty,
How do we go about budgeting for a boiler if we don’t know what the total price will be?

Respectfully,
Brian
by makinsmoke
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

I was comparing compression and flare fittings on McMaster Carr a couple of weeks ago. The standard brass flare fittings had no mention of being good for steam service, in fact the max working temp was below 400 degrees if I recall. The standard brass compression fittings were rated for steam servic...
by makinsmoke
Mon May 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam shovel quest
Replies: 12
Views: 3248

Re: Steam shovel quest

Scott Weatherford recently overhauled one.
I’m not sure if JB Cason owns it or....
by makinsmoke
Wed May 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Clippard QC's

Thanks Carl!
I don’t have QC’s but am having the same cycling issue. I will check my o rings!!

Brian
by makinsmoke
Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 47
Views: 8779

Re: Suspension problems

I don’t read every post and subject, but do at times find some that talk in detail about things that many assume are common knowledge. This is one of them. I am enjoying it and learning a lot about suspensions, weight on drivers, and the effect of that in the engine tracking and pulling. Please reco...
by makinsmoke
Thu May 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 49722

Re: Another 2900 project...

Nothing like having a prototype being rebuilt to follow! Their webpages have hundreds of disassembly and assembly photos. The Santa Fe began lagging their smokeboxes fairly early. In doing so many were painted black like the boiler. Only the ring (smokebox) remained Front End Paint or Tarpon Gray. I...
by makinsmoke
Mon May 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 47
Views: 8779

Re: Suspension problems

Do you have water in the boiler or compensated for lack of?