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by JKreider
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 36
Views: 5971

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

Beautiful! An accurate scale model with superb workmanship!
Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Sat May 16, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: challenger tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: challenger tubing

Very nice Chris!
by JKreider
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives

You are correct Rob in that Herb Votah's models were made primarily of wood and plastic although some aluminum castings were used for things like the drivers. The models were designed to move so one could watch the action of the rods and valve gear. I visited Herb on several occasions while in the D...
by JKreider
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

Re: Drawings

Truson is still around but the bulk of his drawing collection went to Roger Goldman of livesteamlocomotives.com. Roger has a listing of available drawings on his website.
Truson's 2-8-4 material went to me.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Larry Fisher
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: Larry Fisher

The NHRA Museum, who is hosting the memorial, would like friends who are planning to attend to kindly RSVP to this number: 909.622.2133. They will be offering light refreshments.
by JKreider
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Larry Fisher
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Larry Fisher

A memorial service for Larry Fisher will be held at the NHRA Motorsports Museum on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1 PM. The museum is at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Larry was their executive director as he was an avid motorsports enthusiast among his many interests. Larry was also an av...
by JKreider
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Port Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Piston Ring Port Sizing

Has anyone come across any standard for the maximum port size (along the circumference of the ring) that cast iron piston rings can slide over without danger of scuffing the ring and/or port, based on ring OD and thickness?

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts- Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts- Part 1

Well like I said in the writeup, one driver casting is missing but I anticipate being able to provide it later, at the current retail price of course.
Do you want a list Bill?
by JKreider
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts - Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 3031

1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts - Part 2

Here's more parts in the package I'm offering, in addition to those parts I showed in part 1.
by JKreider
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts- Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Parts- Part 1

IMG_0978-1.jpg IMG_0981-1.jpg IMG_0987-1.jpg IMG_0989-1.jpg IMG_0993-1.jpg I am offering some current inventory of Berkshire parts at a substantial discount. The major, or basic, ductile iron castings missing are the cradle and a driver casting. I envision being able to provide these castings in th...
by JKreider
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco
Replies: 28
Views: 8988

Re: Water quick-disconnects for tender/loco

Here's what I've been using for the Engine Tender Hose Fittings Water; Hose – Parker 831-4, ¼” ID, ½” OD Swivel Fitting – Parker 30882-4-4B Steam, Hot Water; Hose – Parker 201/261-4, 3/16” ID, .52” OD Swivel Fitting – Parker 20820-4-4 Mating Fitting – Parker 149F (Male 90 Deg Elbow), 159F (Male 45 D...
by JKreider
Sat May 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: Berkshire Trailing Truck Axle boxes

Thank you optigman. With your being a professional patternmaker for many years and operating your own pattern shop, you should know and your approval means a lot. You are the “go to” guy for pattern and foundry questions!

Jim