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by paralleler
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 31
Views: 14265

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

I just discovered some Little Engines correspondence from 1939 & 1940 that some of you might enjoy.

"History makes you smart, heritage makes you proud."
by paralleler
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 23
Views: 6188

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

My first experience with Live Steam Models of England appears to have gone well. They took PayPal, I didn't see an exorbitant processing fee for international banking, shipping/handling cost a bit more, and the order arrived in California within about seven days. http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/
by paralleler
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 23
Views: 6188

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

Bill, Thank you for the tips. Another friend is preparing a 1-3/4" x 5mm tube and I'll be sure to get notes from him too.
by paralleler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 23
Views: 6188

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

So the existing glass in the Stan James' Juliet was .200 inches in diameter. Turned out the drawing called for a 3/16" (.1875) so to cover our bases we've ordered both 3/16" and 5mm (.1968") replacement tubes. The 3/16" is coming from PM Research while the 5mm tube is coming from Live Steam Models i...
by paralleler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 23
Views: 6188

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

Hi Tristan,

Yep..., I started to get the same idea:
http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/i ... ry&path=61

Many thanks, Bruce
by paralleler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 23
Views: 6188

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

How about .200" diameter? So far no luck with McMaster, LocoParts, Blackgates, Stuart, etc. PM Research has 3/16" O.D. which is a bit too small. I'm still searching while also checking with friends. Many thanks, Bruce
by paralleler
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another piece of Live Steam History has been found.
Replies: 63
Views: 21076

Re: Another piece of Live Steam History has been found.

Here's a movie of the GGLS High Track in operation around the 1950s that you might enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZtFZkSv-54
by paralleler
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!

While taking my 0-4-0T into the foothills of the Sierras in search of a new whistle, an old member spotted us and came up to say, "Hi." During our conversation, he mentioned he had an old VHS tape of the early years of GGLS and its founder, Victor Shattock. Recently I acquired the tape and here it i...
by paralleler
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Golden Gate Live Steamers - 2018 Fall Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Golden Gate Live Steamers - 2018 Fall Meet

Great video sir!

Bruce of GGLS
by paralleler
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad
Replies: 7
Views: 3540

Re: Candice Bergen remembers Disney's railroad

Wow! Brings back memories of my childhood and a few weeks ago when I was running my 4-6-0. I warn parents that I used to be the kid behind the fence and now I've three locomotives. "Watch out or your kids might end up like me in another fifty years." That's usually good for a laugh.
by paralleler
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 18309

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I signed up for a Junior College course... You are lucky to have found one at all. Indeed. Even sadder is there is a second Junior College in the area that has the equipment but no instructor so it's been sitting idle (Diablo Valley College in Concord, CA, vs. Chabot College in Hayward, CA). Meanwh...
by paralleler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 18309

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Very impressive & many thanks Dave! By any chance do you have a post on how you learned your skills? Mentor? School of hard knocks? Junior High/High School Metal Shop? The shop at M.I.T.? Along of course with years-and-years of experience! A bit off topic from CNC but I gotta' learn to walk before I...