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by little giant
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

I have those type of locking washers in my Bridgeport. Try looking up H&W machine repair I know they have them, but don’t know what size they are.
by little giant
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

I use a couple of hose clamps, keep one tight and the other one loose. Slide the loose one until it touches the tight one and tighten, loosen the other hose clamp and move to feed out stock.
by little giant
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 1611

Re: 1” scale rivets

There is an article on discoverlivesteam.com from Adam Madlinger titled “A riveting article” that explains a lot about rivets and how to set them. Adam made an outstanding riveted oil tank car.
by little giant
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 81468

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hey Jack when I was building my caboose with a finished interior, my daughter kept asking what I was making all the time. So one day when she asked, I told her that I was making a doll house on wheels. When the caboose was finished, some of her friends came to the house and she showed them “her” dol...
by little giant
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 2967

Re: boxcar brown

In rattle cans use ruddy brown primer from Krylon.
by little giant
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 300
Views: 81468

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hey Jack I was told that NYC did not use angled number boards on their head lights. I still enjoy how you make the “bling bling”. Keep up the great work.
by little giant
Fri May 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rectangular cotter holes
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

Re: Rectangular cotter holes

You can make rectangular slots with a shaper attachment on a Bridgeport with a square tool bit or a square file on a filing machine starting out in a hole.
by little giant
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Franklin C-1 booster
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

Re: Franklin C-1 booster

www.livesteamlocomotives.com has drawings of full size booster engine. There is about 12 drawings from what I remember(under steam locomotive appliance drawings/Franklin Supply Co.). You can also get to the website thru www.discoverlivesteam.com
by little giant
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0
Replies: 13
Views: 7776

Re: Converting a Allen models Chloe 0-4-2 to a 2-4-0

If you build it into a cab forward it will be a 2-4-0 :D or drive it in reverse :shock:
by little giant
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In search of tender wheel castings
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: In search of tender wheel castings

Have you tried despatchrailroad.com they might be able to help.
by little giant
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 4971

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Barco low water alarm. Jack Bodenmann made one and I think sells them as well or did. Do a search for barco low water alarm or New York Central J1e.
by little giant
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 18
Views: 4971

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

Thank you it is Earl Muller, but it is a Mohawk not a Niagara. The only Niagara in 1.6 scale that I know of was Fred Bouffard’s, and another person that will be missed.