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by John.can
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 80
Views: 21467

Re: Signal Complexity

Hey everybody, if you want to see complex, the society I'm currently apart of has a full operating system with shunt capabilities against the normal flow on our system. We have 3 signal boxes, one of which can control our entire system with 96 levers in total. It's located in SW London and it is an ...
by John.can
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SRRL #23 First Run in Maryland
Replies: 35
Views: 9127

Re: SRRL #23 First Run in Maryland

Could anyone help point me in the direction of sourcing the dual indicator gauge in the cab? I’m assuming it’s a dual vacuum gauge indicator which is what the society I’m a part of uses for train brakes. I’m planning to build Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge #9. So currently I’m in the planning stages ...
by John.can
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Tender project
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Allen Tender project

Is the tender built for a ten wheeler? Also is the bin between the water legs of the tender removable so it can become a coal bunker?
by John.can
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oh. Forgot I had that....
Replies: 15
Views: 3132

Re: Oh. Forgot I had that....

I'm guessing by being a month behind that the couplers and trucks are all gone? I wish I would have known, I have a friend nearby that could have picked them up for me so I could use them on my locomotive I'm slowly collecting parts to start building.
by John.can
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New From Banning Locomotive Works
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: New From Banning Locomotive Works

Thank you. Know i know where I can get crab parts

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by John.can
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New From Banning Locomotive Works
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: New From Banning Locomotive Works

Is this based off the little engines crab?

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by John.can
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)
Replies: 45
Views: 6122

Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

There is a person in Oregon named John kelps that actually makes function gland hands. If you want I can send a private message with his information to contact him. I have a pair and they are fully operational
by John.can
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pyle National Turbo generator MO-6
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: Pyle National Turbo generator MO-6

If I found one for sale and the seller allowed payments. I would buy one in a heart beat. Being in the lower end of the military limits expenditures on certain things. So unless someone has any idea for how I can take my castings to fully functional. I may still end up buying one as stated above if ...
by John.can
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pyle National Turbo generator MO-6
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: Pyle National Turbo generator MO-6

I will say, building regulators in general can be easy. Making one of that size can be hard considering the tolerances. I work with air and steam based regulators as a nuke mechanic so you could machine one, it just depends on wanting an external pressure sensing line or an internal one. Each has it...
by John.can
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 19
Views: 2905

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

I agree with fender on the range being extended. I think those gauges are absolutely amazing and I'd love to have two of you end up deciding to make them in quantities, one for the crab I'm building and one for my future ten wheeler. I've been trying to find ornate gauges scaled down from the full s...
by John.can
Fri May 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for a turn-of-the-century Sand/Steam Dome casting
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: Looking for a turn-of-the-century Sand/Steam Dome castin

I'm actually a member of the Chula Vista Live Steamers and know who owns that engine. I'll give the club president a heads up so he can attempt to get ahold of the club member that owns that engine and he might be able to communicate with you directly on here.
by John.can
Sat May 14, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cross Compound Air Compressor
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Cross Compound Air Compressor

Is yours full size drawings or scaled down? If so I'll send a pm if you can email them because I'm also looking to build the same compressor for my ten wheeler.