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by JoeKahan
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 28
Views: 1448

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

Regarding the 7.5 vs. 7.25 issue... If the war department is like mine, and couldn't tell the difference, why not have some of each. :lol:
by JoeKahan
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Brake Valves

Are you looking for something that looks prototypical or just a valve to control the brakes? I got a valve from Tombeeonline a while back. Works and it's fairly reasonable. Last week at Train Mountain, I got to use it for the first time. That place is so cool. Here's a link address: https://tombeeon...
by JoeKahan
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 25
Views: 11677

Re: 1” scale rivets

Ken,
Not sure how many you need to replace, but what about getting some half round beads at a craft store to glue in place and paint? Or get some wood dowel and make some up?
Joe
by JoeKahan
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shelmerdine's Amusements/
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: Shelmerdine's Amusements/

David,
Have you contacted Shelmerdine Garden Center outside of Winnipeg? Someone there may know if it's something from their past. They've been around since the 30's I think. They have a website and are on Facebook too. But I agree with Glenn, please post some pics.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blow down valves
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Blow down valves

I'll start by admitting that I'm a noob when it comes to live steam, but isn't the point of the blow down to get gunk out of the boiler? Would the water/steam be clean enough to use for that purpose? Don't know, just asking.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 89
Views: 21570

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

The wrench you're looking for is something I've heard being called a spanner wrench or a lock-nut wrench. Check Google or Amazon for Gardner Bender LNW-KIT
by JoeKahan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?
Replies: 18
Views: 4566

Re: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?

Some people sit around watching other folks doing things, while some would rather be the ones doing things. Google this: "A Story of Value" Abdullah Bashar Sarker

Joe
by JoeKahan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baggage Cart Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 3497

Re: Baggage Cart Drawings

I recall seeing one similar to what you describe at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum in Tuscon. I also saw a nice baggage cart (with pneumatic tires though) outside the Kingman depot but it was older (1907) if I remember correctly. Might be worth a call or visit.
Joe
by JoeKahan
Thu May 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 11849

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Oh Greg, you don't have enough time. I agree with NP317. You're already there, stay longer if at all possible. Some places I've been and enjoyed; Isle of Wight steam railway, https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/ The Great Little Trains of Wales, https://www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk/ Of the Welsh ...
by JoeKahan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 13036

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Why not off-load the 4-6-4 or 4-8-4 into the rented trailer for a day or two and use the trailer set-up for train hauling to make the pick-up?
by JoeKahan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 13187

Re: Favorite train movie

You're right hoppercar, fun thread. Suspenseful entertaining Danny Glover movie "Switchback" - No quote Woody Harrelson movie "Trans-Siberian Express" - No quote Not a "Train" movie but the freight train scene in "My Cousin Vinnie" - Vinny: Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes ...
by JoeKahan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 13187

Re: Favorite train movie

"Silver Streak"
"I know what goes where, and why"

"The Polar Express"
"One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're goin'. What matters is deciding to get on."

"Unstoppable"
"This ain't training. In training, they just give you an F. Out here, you get killed."