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by SCBryan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Work
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Track Work

I have to agree, track work is very satisfying work. One gets to be out in the fresh air all day and although physically tired, it is a feeling of worthwhile labor. After working all day on our local track, after replacing old, rotted ties, leveling and tamping, and then spreading fresh ballast, I c...
by SCBryan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet

The September meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday September 26 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. The track is roughly a half mile long and includes a signal system that permits bi-directional operation. This is a 7-1/2" gauge track.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Thanks for the replies.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Here is a question for more experienced board members. I have some pieces of material I received that may be either bronze or phosphor bronze but are not identified. Is there a visual way to tell which is which?
by SCBryan
Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 72
Views: 14998

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

Reminds me of the old saying: "Tis a poor workman who blames his tools."
by SCBryan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: Boiler Tube Question

Thank you, everyone, for the suggestions and advice.

Steve
by SCBryan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Boiler Tube Question

I recently purchased a second hand boiler that was never used. It is steel with copper boiler tubes. Doing a quick check with low air pressure, I find some of the tubes are leaking. What is the best way to tighten them? Build a swaging device? Any suggestions appreciated.

Steve
by SCBryan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club September Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 4439

Tri-State Locomotive Club September Meet

The September meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday September 28 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. A signal system is being installed and is nearly operational. It is anticipated this will be usable in time for the meet and will permit bi-directional operation.
by SCBryan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: charging two batteries in series
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: charging two batteries in series

On my interurban, I use four deep cycle batteries. Each pair is wired in series and the two pairs are connected in parallel to supply 24 volts to the controller. I wired each battery through a set of relays. Under the car, I have a toggle switch that pulls the relays in for charging, effectively cha...
by SCBryan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood passenger cars and Victorian houses
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Wood passenger cars and Victorian houses

Could it be the Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio? http://thewarthermuseum.com/
by SCBryan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 14
Views: 10803

Re: Building a model of a GG1

If I remember correctly, Live Steam Magazine had a series on building a GG1 several years ago (10-15?) that had quite a bit of detail. If you could find that series, it might be helpful.
by SCBryan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike
Replies: 5
Views: 3496

Re: 35 Years Ago Today. Bill Fitt's Golden Spike

Not to hijack the thread but some highlights of the Tri-State meet at Bill Pepper's in September may be seen on YouTube. You can search "Bill Pepper's Layout" or use the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkgavaShn2Q