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by hoppercar
Sat May 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bunting P43-4
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Bunting P43-4

That is what is commonly known as oilite bronze. It is formed from powder under high pressure to produce oilite bronze bushings
by hoppercar
Thu May 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 790


Is there anyone out there with 6 wheel tender, commonwealth truck castings in.1 1/2 scale ??....I may have to revert back to my patternmaking days ??
by hoppercar
Wed May 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for input
Replies: 12
Views: 2705

Re: Looking for input

Just seen a video on youtube of lew soibelmans santafe 2-10-4....and found a brief story on it in the sept/oct 2008 issue of live steam......wish the issue had more info, like what kind of radius it can take...does it have blind drivers ?....theres only one track in my area that could possibly handl...
by hoppercar
Mon May 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tank car
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Tank car

Finished my latest old riveted tankcar. Was a lot of work rolling sheet metal, and pounding rivets. Gonna save myself a lot of work on the next one. I have a piece of 10inch pvc pipe..schedule 40 I think,??....does anyone know where to get pvc flanged and dished ends, that could be glued onto.the pi...
by hoppercar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 1915

Re: weed killer

I pour 20 pounds of water softener salt into a five gallon bucket, with water, and let it set a few days...stir it occasionally...dissolve all the salt you can....also, add a small bottle of dish detergent as a surfacctant.....then put it in a hand pump sprayer...and soak"em's ch...
by hoppercar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2403

Kozo"s k 27

If a guy wanted to build kozos k 27 in 1 1/2 scale..7 1/2 gauge, has anyone figured out the conversion factor to scale it up ?
by hoppercar
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5 / 1.6 pump castings and drawing set **** SOLD OUT ****
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: 1.5 / 1.6 pump castings and drawing set **** SOLD OUT ****

Wow, ive built several of these out of bar stock with moodies drawings....didnt know there were castings available for the head...that would save a lot of time
by hoppercar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1660


Looking for a new locomotive project in the shop?...ive kinda become interested in the jersey central 4_6_0 camelbacks...the more research I do, the more fascinating they wondering if anyone out there might know of a preservation society, with drawings and information on them ?
by hoppercar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

I also used 4140 has a rockwell around 35 to 38 I believe...which is still plenty soft to be machined.....but has better wearing characteristics than just plain 1018 c.r.s.
by hoppercar
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refrigerator car question
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Refrigerator car question

Building one of pacific design shops wooden reefers...its a great kit !!!....I have a couple good reefer car books, with a lot of pictures for reference......just curious, trying to come up.with the reason why they most all had a black area painted on the siding just below the side loading doors ??
by hoppercar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Slide Valve Setting

Sounds like your valve gear is set up correctly. Thats exactly whats supposed to happen,,when the link block is centered in the link, and the johnson bar is in nuetral...your valve should be centered over the ports, and the valve stem will impart no motion to the valve