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by Glenn Brooks
Tue May 24, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Newbie question about materials
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Newbie question about materials

Bronze or cast iron is preferred for cylinders because these materials don’t seize up when subjected to heat and pressure, also, they have ideal expansion coefficients under steam. Remember steam offers the worst conditions for two metals in contact with each other - heat and water. Stainless also d...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun May 22, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway TT & Northwestern Railroad Disposition
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Arborway TT & Northwestern Railroad Disposition

Anybody know who to contact regarding the ATT & NW roundhouse drawings?
by Glenn Brooks
Thu May 12, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South bend lathe
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: South bend lathe

Well, actually they are not Chinese lathes. They are made in Taiwan. Big difference in quality and QC. I can’t speak for Grizzly current condition, but I did inspect their full line of machine tools a few years ago in their Bellingham show room. At that time the SB lathes we’re nicely finished casti...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 09, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: G12 rail
Replies: 0
Views: 321

G12 rail

Hello all, Local fellow here in the PNW is helping clean up his dads estate. They have around 1800’ of G-12 rail for sale. Anybody have a need for this style rail? (1/2” wide head dimensions as 1” 7.5” scale rail, but with a light weight 2” tall web and 2” base. PM and I can send on for more details...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 09, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Cagney for Sale

Steve, It would be interesting to know more about how the Cagney boilers were originally built. Small boilers at turn of the century often were fired at 90 psi and built with . 250” plate- pretty light weight by todays standards. My 1904 12” gauge 4-4-0 is 1/4” boiler plate and rated AT 90 PSI for e...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri May 06, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Cagney for Sale

Steve, To bad the Cagney didn’t work out for you back then. I also spoke with Mrs. Strutz around that time. She never really found any paper work on the boiler. And I learned latter there is no actual certification- just somebodys attempt to make it look official. It will be interesting to see where...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 04, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 8” Shaper for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 459

8” Shaper for sale

Downsizing my shop. Have a nice little 8” Logan shaper for sale. Small enuf to palliatize and ship so thought I would offer it here on Chaski. Very good condition. The finish is original, as is the cast iron base. Includes the all important, four hole shaper vise. Appears to have seen only moderate ...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 04, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Cagney for Sale

Wow, one day left on the auction and latest bid is $22k for the lot. Someone is poised for a killer deal. The last hour tomorrow might be quite interesting…

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 04, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: First serious steam engine build.
Replies: 37
Views: 3343

Re: First serious steam engine build.

Wait. what? You built this in 7 days?? Iam into my locomotive rebuild 7 years and haven’t even started yet. Please move in next to me. Sounds like you need something to do each week, in between your builds.

Phenomenal work BTW! :!:

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 02, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Diesel issues, unknown builder
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Diesel issues, unknown builder

Undoubtedly the wasp nest is your primary problem. Adding cooling fans is always a good idea. But it looks like you don’t have much room for anything large. An alternative possibility might be to mount several small computer fans in the available voids around the machinery - particularly near your v...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 02, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Cagney for Sale

Mark, thanks for posting. This appears to be a very nicely restored Cagney. To those who may be interested in the loco, a small word of caution. The boiler is advertised as having been repaired and inspected by a certified shop. This may be true, but the boiler itself is not certified for commercial...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arizona Gandy Dancers
Replies: 54
Views: 10018

Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Picked up some 4x4 material for railroad ties yesterday…