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by SCBryan
Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 26
Views: 3136

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: 1810

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: 1810

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: 3862

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: 3573

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: 1952

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: 9935

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: 3105

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
by SCBryan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 2644

Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet

The Tri-State Locomotive Club September Meet will be this Saturday, September 22 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. This is a 7-1/2" gauge track. Any steam, gas, or electric powered trains are welcome. Andrews is just off US 24 west of Huntington, Indiana.

Steve Bryan
by SCBryan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 16903

Re: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

I heard last night from my friend in Missouri that the entire place with railroad is for sale fro $7.7 million (slightly above my budget!). He said they would try to sell it intact for 6 months. If it doesn't sell, it will be broken up.
by SCBryan
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed
Replies: 16
Views: 16903

Arborway, T.T. and NW Closed

I received word from a friend of mine in Missouri that the Arborway, TT & NW in Steelville has shut down (or shortly will be). This was the official announcement on their Friends page: I would like to personally thank everyone for there support of the Arborway T.T. & Northwestern over the last sever...
by SCBryan
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Capture/Release type circuit?
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: Capture/Release type circuit?

I was playing around in the lab one day during my lunch break and built a circuit on the bench using components we had on the shelf trying to make something that I thought might work. I built this circuit and it seemed to work perfectly for capturing and releasing so I drew it up.