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by pat1027
Wed May 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 3328

Re: weed killer

Any of the weed killers you can spray on your track are hazardous to your health. Some are less hazardous but they all come with safety precautions. EVERYTHING has a health issue. You drink too much water and it can kill you. Steve The original posted asked weed killers were not dangerous to his he...
by pat1027
Tue May 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 3328

Re: weed killer

Any of the weed killers you can spray on your track are hazardous to your health. Some are less hazardous but they all come with safety precautions.
by pat1027
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tuscon Red Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 3054

Re: Tuscon Red Paint

Model railroad suppliers carry Tuscan red though in 1-2 oz. bottles it would be expensive. It's enough to make a sample card and have some mixed. Most paint stores have a color analyzer. I wanted box car red to paint a gondola. The off the shelf paints are good but I wanted a slight variation in the...
by pat1027
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?

So the core print to support the core can be incorporated into the pattern.
by pat1027
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 4671

Re: Trailer Security

Seems like a very good idea to add a GPS tracker. Be interested in your experiences with it, after a few months... Having retired from law enforcement, I’ve always found keeping a low profile is a good compliment to building a high level of physical security. For example, parking your trailer in in...
by pat1027
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 4671

Trailer Security

A few years ago I moved from a utility trailer and fitted tarp to an enclosed trailer to haul my cars. I also moved from a trailer that might not have been given a passing glance to a nice shiny one more likely to catch the eye of a thief. I have a tongue lock and park so to make it more than a back...
by pat1027
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

I use a pump oil can with a rigid spout and a radius on the tip. I get a little dribble but not much. I've used a oil can with more of a chamfer and it was harder to get seated on the oiler.
by pat1027
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS

Nice video. I remember some of those guys. Three seconds in is John Pugh on his J1 Hudson. This was a great sounding locomotive. At 0:037 I'm wondering if that is Fred Hanson from South Bend. He built a 4-4-0, then a Pacific and a Hudson. At 0:46 is Lee Wright on his box cab electric. This was the f...
by pat1027
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 3871

Re: boxcar brown

Box car red though it's more a brown than a red. The brownish primers in a rattle can are pretty close and looked decent with a clear coat over them. In the Microscale color chart you can see some railroads had their own version. Tuscan red was a Pennsylvania color. https://www.microscale.com/Floqui...
by pat1027
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 26701

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Carl, It's been an interesting story. Looks like you'll get a few miles in before winter. What did the interior of the boiler look like? Back to the firebox corrosion this is the firebox on the coal fired boiler my dad and I built in 2005. Below the arch I reached in with a brush and cleaned it up a...
by pat1027
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 5802

Re: Question about coal

Nothing looks amiss in the brief description. Blacksmith's prefer a low smoke coal that clumps and cokes nicely. The dealer we got all our coal from had discovered blacksmiths like fines and live steamers did not. They screened their bagged coal and added fines to "blacksmith" coal. Coal dealers by ...
by pat1027
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaert Eccentric Key
Replies: 9
Views: 3599

Re: Walschaert Eccentric Key

My drivers are keyed, the eccentric is not.